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Jul 25 2014

Leadership Spotlight: Kathy Kelly, Executive Director, Fort Worth Chapter TSCPA

2019-10-29T10:50:27-05:00July 25th, 2014|Leadership, Personal Development|

Kathy Kelly is a powerhouse! As the Executive Director of The Fort Worth Chapter, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Kathy and her team serve approximately 2,600 members. Kathy has served the TSCPA for more than sixteen years and handles marketing and sales communications, volunteer leadership, human resources and financial management, and association management. Kathy [...]

Jul 11 2014

I Believe That We Will Win – Setting and Achieving Goals Like Team USA

2014-07-11T10:56:02-05:00July 11th, 2014|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership|

If you’ve been following the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you’re already aware of the rollercoaster of surprises, victories and early exits that have speckled the games so far. Neither England nor the reigning champion of the 2010 games, Spain, made it to the semi-finals – a surprise for soccer fans around the world. However, the [...]

Jun 26 2014

To Get Better: Coach and Be Coached

2014-06-26T12:43:44-05:00June 26th, 2014|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Succession|

When you look at our Transformational Leadership Program (TLP), which is now starting its third year, one of the first things you’ll notice is the extensive practice of coaching. All TLP participants are assigned a TLP coach from ConvergenceCoaching and an in-firm coach from their respective firms. That’s a serious emphasis on coaching! As a [...]

Jun 18 2014

Leadership Spotlight: Dustin Hostetler, Principal, Flowtivity, LLC

2019-10-29T10:55:33-05:00June 18th, 2014|Leadership|

Dustin Hostetler is the Co-Founder and Visionary of Transformity Solutions LLC. As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive experience working inside a large regional CPA firm, Dustin has taken proven Lean techniques from the manufacturing floor and tailored them to bring ground-breaking value to public accounting firms. His innovation and passion brings [...]

Jun 11 2014

It’s All About People Again!

2014-06-11T10:57:03-05:00June 11th, 2014|Communication, Current Affairs, Governance/Decision Making, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Marketing, Succession|

I’m writing this from the AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference in Las Vegas. It’s day two and in all of the sessions, all of the discussions, the LOUDEST theme is PEOPLE! If you tune into the Twitter feed at #PSTech, you’ll see what I mean. Topics range from the shortage of experienced staff, the [...]

Jun 5 2014

Produce the Unimaginable – Give By-When’s!

2014-06-05T14:12:38-05:00June 5th, 2014|Communication, Leadership|

Do you resist getting or giving by-when dates when assignments are being made? We study human nature and know that by-when dates can be the hardest thing to commit to. We understand that some of this resistance stems from wanting to “stay loose” and not have to risk a real deadline or being afraid to [...]

May 28 2014

Wrangling the Social Media Monster

2014-05-28T14:13:01-05:00May 28th, 2014|Marketing, Social Networking|

Social media is a constantly-evolving marketing medium that keeps us on our toes. We have to monitor our platforms regularly and ensure we’re aware of who is interacting with our posts and who is posting great content that we should share with our followers. We have to stay on top of trends that emerge within [...]

May 22 2014

How High-Functioning is Your Firm?

2014-05-22T13:09:59-05:00May 22nd, 2014|Communication, Governance/Decision Making, Leadership, Personal Development|

I have the privilege of working with CPA firms of various sizes, cultures and geographies. While there is incredible diversity in the firms we serve, there are also a lot of similarities, especially related to challenges. Every once in a while, though, we encounter firms that seem to function at a higher level than the [...]

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