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Oct 29 2020

Understanding Personality Theory for Creating Diversity

2020-10-29T11:37:50-05:00October 29th, 2020|COVID-19, Diversity & Inclusion, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog|

As we continue our efforts at diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, it has helped a great deal to understand and appreciate theories of personality.  I have studied and applied the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® method of assessing personality styles for several years that gives a description of the personality based on several indicators of [...]

Sep 23 2020

Working Remote: When Can I Reach You?

2020-09-23T13:14:40-05:00September 23rd, 2020|COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Remote Work / ATAWW|

When most firms shifted to remote in March, it was all-hands on deck. Leaders rallied to maintain the health and safety of team members, respond to clients, support staff questions, and shift work to meet changing deadlines. Now, firm leaders and team members realize that remote is here to stay and their “next better” will [...]

Sep 2 2020

All Aboard! 15 Principles for Getting Remote Hires up to Speed

2020-09-03T11:05:33-05:00September 2nd, 2020|COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog|

If you spend time with us at ConvergenceCoaching, then you know that we are big fans of remote and flexible work programs. We’ve been 100% remote and flexible for 20 years and are certain that you can do almost anything remotely that you can do in-person. We often meet leaders who feel trapped inside their [...]

Mar 4 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 4 - Making Remote Work

2020-06-07T16:43:04-05:00March 4th, 2020|HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Next Generation, Remote Work / ATAWW, Retention Strategies|

In this Inspired Ideas episode, Tamera Loerzel and Renee Moelders deepen their conversation from the Flex and Remote Work episode and explore flexing further with remote work. Renee and Tamera dive deeper into the details of how to make virtual programs work in your firm and how doing so can make us better managers and [...]

Feb 6 2020

New KPIs to Drive Results

2020-02-06T09:18:58-06:00February 6th, 2020|Governance/Decision Making, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Marketing, Sales|

“That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially “                                                                                     Karl Pearson, English Mathematician The use of key performance indicators ensures that leaders are on the same page with team members about what is expected for individual performance as well as the performance of the team, service line, industry group, [...]

Dec 13 2019

Are Your Talent Resources Spread Too Thin?

2019-12-13T10:30:39-06:00December 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

December is planning season in accounting and consulting firms, a time when we look ahead to “what’s next” in the new year. As you envision the future, we expect that the talent needs of your business will rank high on your priority list.  Specifically, be sure to identify and communicate the top three things you’d [...]

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

2019-11-01T16:14:12-05:00September 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas, Leadership, Next Generation, 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?

2019-03-27T11:55:47-05:00March 27th, 2019|Communication, Governance/Decision Making, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas, 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. [...]

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