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Oct 30 2019

The Big Dog Goes Last

2019-11-13T11:58:51-06:00October 30th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Retention Strategies|

If you want to ensure collaboration and buy-in during strategic planning meetings or when you have a big decision to make, it’s imperative that all stakeholders are able to weigh in and be heard. Facilitating these meetings and driving critical decisions can be challenging with diverse personalities, competing self-interests, internal politics, limited time and other [...]

Sep 13 2019

Solve Your Capacity Challenges with Non-Traditional Hires

2019-11-01T16:14:12-06:00September 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." This quote is often attributed to Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. We know this to be far from that truth and that new inventions are happening all the time and at a faster pace than ever. Just look at our cars, [...]

Mar 27 2019

Is Your Firm Leaving Potential Leadership Successors Behind?

2019-03-27T11:55:47-06:00March 27th, 2019|Communication, Governance/Decision Making, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Succession|

Firms around the country are struggling to recruit and retain experienced professionals to serve their clients. Partners are nearing retirement, and many don’t have clear successors in place to ensure their firms keep running. Given the need for talent, we should leave no stone unturned in our quest to identify our next generation of leaders. [...]

Sep 28 2018

Five Fundamentals of Flex Success

2018-09-28T10:13:03-06:00September 28th, 2018|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

Our ConvergenceCoaching, LLC® 2018 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW) Survey results are due out October 22, and in them, I’m pretty sure we’ll hear at least a few participants say that flexible, remote work is not for everyone. Often people say that it requires a certain kind of worker, one who is self-motivated and driven. Or [...]

Aug 22 2018

Want to Maximize Profits? Consider Highest and Best Use

2018-08-22T09:12:45-06:00August 22nd, 2018|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development|

According to the latest IPA benchmarking survey, CPA firm profits are under pressure. Across the Top 100 firms in that survey, talent costs are increasing faster than billing rates, resulting in a squeeze that’s reducing the bottom line. There are many strategies you can employ to relieve the pressure, and in this blog, we’ll focus [...]

Aug 17 2018

You ARE Better Off Without Them!

2018-08-17T14:03:47-06:00August 17th, 2018|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Retention Strategies|

I recently wrote a column for the Journal of Accountancy CPA Insider, talking to employees that are unhappy in their work. In this blog, I am talking to firm leaders about how to deal with partners who may be some of the cause of that unhappiness.  I don’t know how many times I have had Managing [...]

May 22 2018

Ask and You Shall Receive Feedback!

2018-05-22T10:43:29-06:00May 22nd, 2018|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Transformational Leadership|

When speaking with participants of our Transformational Leadership Program, or meeting with young leaders at firm retreats, one consistent complaint we hear is that people don’t get enough feedback on the work they’re doing and consequentially, on their individual development. We’re talking a lot these days about improving feedback mechanisms, how firms need to deliver [...]

Apr 27 2018

Five Flex Forward Insights

2018-04-27T09:14:06-06:00April 27th, 2018|Anytime Anywhere Work™, Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Retention Strategies|

This week, we launched our ConvergenceCoaching® 2018 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey, where we gather input from public accounting firms about their adoption of flexible work practices. We’re huge proponents of these programs because we have been operating in a 100% flexible and virtual environment for the last 18 years and have experienced first-hand the benefits [...]

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