Sep 28 2018

Five Fundamentals of Flex Success

2018-09-28T10:13:03-05:00September 28th, 2018|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Remote Work / ATAWW, 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 17 2018

You ARE Better Off Without Them!

2018-08-17T14:03:47-05:00August 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 [...]

Aug 1 2018

Let’s Stop Paying Lip Service to People Development

2018-08-01T11:58:44-05:00August 1st, 2018|Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development|

Working with leaders of firms in completely different geographies and of a variety of sizes, I continue to have discussions with them about slightly different yet completely related topics:  a lack of traction in a mentoring program, an inability to get engagement reviews completed by both staff and managers and concerns that a partner group [...]

Jul 18 2018

Asking for Transparency – What Does That Really Mean?

2018-07-18T12:23:51-05:00July 18th, 2018|Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies, Succession|

When facilitating visioning sessions with both current partners and their NextGen leaders, one element consistently emerges as crucial to their becoming a NextGen firm: transparency. Yes, it’s a request of the NextGen leaders, and it is often contrary to Baby Boomers’ and older Gen Xers’ approach of “Just put your head down, don’t ask any [...]

Jun 7 2018

Millennial Strategies For Relating to Baby Boomer Clients

2018-06-07T08:46:40-05:00June 7th, 2018|Communication, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Retention Strategies, Succession|

In 2019, Millennials will surpass the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation. Congratulations, my fellow Gen Y’ers – we are so close to officially having our reign! All kidding aside, many of us Millennials are at a turning point in our careers as we move into bigger leadership roles and take over longstanding client [...]

Jan 30 2018

Becoming a Flex-Forward Firm

2018-01-30T12:07:53-06:00January 30th, 2018|HR/Organizational Development, Next Generation, Recruiting, Remote Work / ATAWW, Retention Strategies|

At ConvergenceCoaching, we’re huge proponents of flexible work programs, or what we like to call Anytime, Anywhere Work™ programs. We’ve been operating in a flexible, virtual environment ourselves for almost 18 years and the strategies we use to keep our team connected and operating efficiently are the same ones we teach to our clients. Philosophically, [...]

Sep 29 2017

Four Steps to Faster People Development

2017-09-29T08:50:31-05:00September 29th, 2017|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Sales|

"Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it." — Henry Mintzberg With the Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) retiring at a clip of 10,000 per day, the skills transfer necessary to get the next generation ready to take over the reins is monumental. Most leaders have a limited amount of time available [...]

Aug 30 2017

Invest in Your People with Intentionality

2019-10-28T17:14:08-05:00August 30th, 2017|Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Retention Strategies|

I have recently started tuning out the noise of the political discourse when watching the evening news clips. I find myself asking how we got here and in turn how we have an educated, successful business man elected as president, who does not seem to relate to the people of our great country. I can’t [...]

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