Personal Development

May 22 2024

Monkey Mind: Taming the Chatter

2024-05-22T13:03:56-05:00May 22nd, 2024|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we are reposting this blog to help you recognize when “monkey mind” may be hijacking you and provide strategies to quiet the monkeys. Practicing these strategies will lead you to a more peaceful, productive self. Enjoy! Have you ever searched everywhere for your glasses and found [...]

Jan 29 2024

Find More Power by Being 100% Responsible

2024-01-29T11:38:00-06:00January 29th, 2024|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

As a facilitator and coach in our Transformational Leadership Program™ (TLP), I have the privilege of working closely with high-potential program participants to transform their mindsets and behaviors so they can make a leap forward in their influence of others. It’s inspiring to watch these leaders make small shifts and adjustments in their thinking and [...]

Dec 20 2023

'Tis the Season of Generosity

2023-12-21T11:34:38-06:00December 20th, 2023|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

December is a season of giving and the holidays bring out our generosity in many ways. Giving to those less fortunate. Supporting a family that fell on hard times so they can enjoy the holidays. Donating to food pantries. Serving a meal at soup kitchens. Sharing anonymous gifts with Secret Santas. Sending year-end bonuses or [...]

Dec 14 2023

Words Matter – Undermining Your Culture of Ownership

2023-12-14T14:27:37-06:00December 14th, 2023|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

We are all familiar with the adage “actions speak louder than words,” and certainly leading by example makes a tremendous difference, but the words we use do matter. A common goal of leaders that go through our leadership programs is to act as an owner and create a culture of ownership within their firms. To [...]

Nov 15 2023

How I Found My Way to the Accounting Profession

2023-11-16T10:12:18-06:00November 15th, 2023|Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog, Next Generation, Personal Development|

When I start a new coaching relationship, I ask my coachees to tell me their story and how they chose a career in accounting. Recently, one of my new coachees asked me why I have spent 23 years working with accountants in public accounting. I don’t have an accounting degree. I’ve never worked in a [...]

Sep 20 2023

Leading with Quiet Confidence

2023-09-26T09:46:11-05:00September 20th, 2023|Diversity & Inclusion, Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

Extroverted qualities like charisma, assertiveness, and outspokenness are widely accepted as synonymous with the traits of a great leader. Such being the case, it’s easy for introverts (like me) to feel as though we are swimming against the current in our leadership roles. Introverts may inherently be less visible, but in reality, introverts possess many [...]

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