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Nov 25 2020

Feeling Thankful

2020-11-25T09:16:31-06:00November 25th, 2020|Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

As we approach Thanksgiving, we’re reminded of the beneficial practice of gratitude. In a year unlike any other, focusing on our blessings serves so much purpose. It reminds us of all the positive aspects of our lives and the miracle we live every day just by being alive on this earth. It helps us feel [...]

Oct 23 2020

Winning at Work Requires Winning at Home

2020-10-23T15:25:08-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Communication, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog, Retention Strategies|

If your people aren’t winning at home, they will struggle, at best, winning at work. And if they have to choose between the two, they will almost always choose winning at home. You could argue, “It’s not my job to help my team members figure out how to manage childcare or their commute or caring [...]

Jun 11 2020

With Liberty and Justice For All

2020-06-29T09:47:03-05:00June 11th, 2020|Current Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog|

I am a person of privilege. I was raised by two Caucasian parents, my father with a Bachelor’s degree and my mom with a Master’s. They raised me in a financially and emotionally stable household and are still married today. I am a fourth-generation Episcopalian and my life has been enriched by that supportive community. [...]

Jun 4 2020

Let’s Give it a Name: Grief

2020-09-03T11:07:18-05:00June 4th, 2020|COVID-19, Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog|

As I began writing this blog, I was contemplating the feelings of loss, lack of control, uncertainty, fear of illness and a host of other often intense feelings we have been experiencing since this pandemic began. I appreciated a Harvard Business Review article that said what we’re experiencing is grief. It was refreshing to give [...]

Dec 9 2019

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 1 - The Change Imperative

2020-06-07T16:53:22-05:00December 9th, 2019|Client Retention, Communication, Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Leadership, Next Generation|

The amount of change in our profession can be overwhelming at times but it definitely is the word of the hour. Everything feels like it's changing, and every one of us needs to change in a lot of different ways. Thus, we've named this first episode, The Change Imperative. Why is so much change happening? [...]

Aug 22 2018

Want to Maximize Profits? Consider Highest and Best Use

2018-08-22T09:12:45-05:00August 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 [...]

Apr 27 2018

Five Flex Forward Insights

2018-04-27T09:14:06-05:00April 27th, 2018|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Remote Work / ATAWW, 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 [...]

Oct 20 2017

Three Keys To A Safe And Inclusive Environment

2017-10-20T09:53:29-05:00October 20th, 2017|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Retention Strategies|

I’m confronted by the major news story centered around a senior leader who engaged in unacceptable behaviors across two decades. It’s resulted in a cascade of additional victims sharing their own experiences with the same type of bad behavior - some directly related to the organization in question and others related to their own experiences [...]

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