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May 4 2020

May the Fourth be With You

2020-05-05T14:39:02-05:00May 4th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

ConvergenceCoaching’s resident #nerd checking in for duty! Last year, I explored leadership lessons I learned as a child from watching Star Trek from the floor of my parents’ bedroom, in my blog  Leadership Lessons from a Trekkie. However, in recognition of May 4th, or what some Star Wars fans call “May the Fourth Be with [...]

Feb 28 2020

Put Me In, Coach!

2020-03-06T12:26:32-06:00February 28th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation|

“Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today Look at me, I can be centerfield” ”Centerfield” by John Fogerty This is the song we hear NextGen leaders singing across the country. Your NextGen are restless. They see opportunities for change and they want that [...]

Feb 12 2020

Lessons Learned Again

2020-02-12T14:16:33-06:00February 12th, 2020|Governance/Decision Making, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development, Succession|

Last September, I accepted the role of Director of Men’s Ministry at my church conditioned on a “self-imposed” three-year term limit, during which my strategic focus would be to identify, develop and mentor my replacement; hopefully someone half my age! Almost six months into my new role, it feels like a good time to review [...]

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, [...]

Jan 31 2020

Three Big Words

2020-01-31T14:14:16-06:00January 31st, 2020|Leadership, Personal Development|

Wow, it feels like just yesterday that I was sharing my 2019 guiding words: Vision, Transition and Fun. This year, my words have come to me in pieces – with my first word being certain from the start and the others “trickling in” as I’ve prayed, thought and talked about them with others. There is [...]

Jan 15 2020

Staging Your Firm for Your Best Years Yet

2020-01-15T07:34:42-06:00January 15th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Succession|

Happy New Year, and New Decade! We are looking forward to a fresh start and the opportunity to envision what possibilities the next ten years will deliver. We believe this decade will be pivotal in the way that firms operate their practice, manage their talent and serve clients. It’s understandable to have twinges of overwhelm [...]

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? [...]

Nov 13 2019

What Will Happen to Your Legacy Without Millennials?

2019-11-13T11:26:42-06:00November 13th, 2019|Leadership, Next Generation|

In my last blog, I’m a Millennial and We’re Begging to be Heard, I shared some stories and frustrations from fellow Millennials about their office culture or their bosses. Boy, oh boy! did that open a flood gate from acquaintances, friends, and family members of varying generations. As the comments and discussions increased, I realized [...]

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