Communication

Apr 3 2024

Trust AND Verify: The Leadership Difference that Transcends Micromanagement

2024-04-03T13:51:07-05:00April 3rd, 2024|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

When managing a team, striking the delicate balance between effective oversight and stifling control can be the difference between leading a thriving team and driving them to frustration. I think it’s safe to say we all want projects to be smoothly and successfully executed. As a people or project manager, you likely feel pressure to [...]

Oct 18 2023

Common Mistakes Delivering Transformative Feedback

2023-10-19T07:14:59-05:00October 18th, 2023|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Transformational Leadership|

“Self awareness leads to self development.” – Janna Cochola There are 5 pieces of feedback I received that changed the trajectory of my career. They came from executives, mentors, peers, and friends. Without their input, I am confident I would be in a different place today. And though some of it was hard to hear, [...]

Oct 11 2023

Five Strategies to Demonstrate True Ownership

2023-10-11T12:56:11-05:00October 11th, 2023|Communication, Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” -John Maxwell, Leadership Author Ownership. Partners, leaders, and managers want their people and peers to demonstrate it. Staff want to earn it. This elusive, powerful, and highly effective leadership attribute demonstrates our mastery over areas of responsibility, action items, [...]

Jul 28 2023

Stop Walking the Tightrope – Manage Your Clients!

2023-08-18T09:32:46-05:00July 28th, 2023|Client Retention, Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog|

Here’s a hard but universal truth about client service: Your clients don’t understand your business and aren’t aware of the specific issues and challenges you may face as an accounting firm. To be a 100% responsible client manager, it’s up to you to collaborate with each client to understand their needs, then seek to meet [...]

Apr 26 2023

Understand Preferences for More Effective Communications

2023-04-27T14:01:45-05:00April 26th, 2023|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog|

When communicating, our job as the “sender” is to get our message across and this can sometimes be frustrating. Awareness of our personality preferences can increase our patience when communicating with those who have different preferences, or styles. The more we observe the differences between us, the better we can adapt our methods to increase [...]

Dec 7 2022

Introverts, Share Your Thinking!

2022-12-07T12:24:21-06:00December 7th, 2022|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

The work world is an extroverted place. Unless you have one of the loneliest jobs in the world, like a winter caretaker at Yellowstone National Park or as Fire Lookout at Gila National Forest, your role likely requires communication and collaboration with colleagues, clients, and others. For most people I meet, communication is as much [...]

Nov 10 2022

The Remote Extrovert

2022-11-10T13:33:44-06:00November 10th, 2022|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development, Remote Work / ATAWW|

When the world shifted to a more remote and blended work environment, I was overjoyed! I was gaining back precious commuting hours every week with my family, my carbon footprint was shrinking, and so were the piles of laundry! Over the course of two years, I shifted from a hybrid work model to being fully [...]

Mar 2 2022

The Healing Power of Touch

2022-03-02T10:16:17-06:00March 2nd, 2022|Communication, COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

Recreating the Healing Power of Touch Without a “Hug Shirt” I was talking on the phone to an old friend and remembered longingly how we used to share healing touch with each other through mutual massage.  I had also learned an added healing technique which accessed the acupuncture meridians.  This treatment was called Jin Shin [...]

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