May 18 2022

Surviving Uncertainty

2022-05-18T07:35:47-05:00May 18th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Why do I say “surviving?”  Because, the challenge of not knowing what’s next feels like it could actually be life-threatening.  As human beings, we expect to have feelings of CERTAINTY about life changes and choices we make.  A part of learning and growing is we accept some things as “truth” that keep us grounded.  New [...]

Apr 27 2022

Five Lessons From Hardship

2022-04-28T10:13:46-05:00April 27th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

In 2021, I discovered that I had an acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous tumor, growing on my left-side hearing and balance nerves. The growth rate was alarming, and my doctors recommended removal. I had a successful surgery in January and gratefully, seem to be in the clear at this time. However, for someone who is normally [...]

Apr 21 2022

Ready, Fire, Aim

2022-04-21T10:49:22-05:00April 21st, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

I work in a “measure twice, cut once” profession. To be honest, I’m more of a “throw it at the wall and see if it sticks” personality. But for each project I own, steps are carefully laid out months in advance. Details are meticulously reviewed. Often, the pressure to get things right is high. Not [...]

Apr 8 2020

Camping In

2020-09-03T11:11:33-05:00April 8th, 2020|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog|

We often look forward to “CAMPING OUT” to free ourselves of urban clutter and noise, tiring and draining work assignments and forced contact with people we haven’t consciously chosen to interact with.  Now, with this massive shelter in place, the shutdown of many businesses and life that we know has seemingly forced us to “CAMP [...]

Dec 9 2019

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 2 - Solving the Capacity Challenge

2020-06-07T16:50:04-05:00December 9th, 2019|Inspired Ideas Podcast|

The capacity challenge has been going on since the dawn of time in public accounting, but certainly more-so in the last couple of years. Firms feel understaffed during the high-volume periods. People feel flattened out upon finishing busy seasons, including partners. We feel firms need to stop talking about the capacity problem and start solving [...]

Dec 4 2019

Seeing Light Behind the Darkness

2019-12-04T10:08:40-06:00December 4th, 2019|Personal Development|

As I drove to my office to find a quiet time to write, I looked to the hills in the distance and saw a double rainbow against the horizon.  It seemed the Universe was sending a message to us all:  Behind the darkest cloud, there is always a rainbow.  That message inspired me to write [...]

Sep 25 2019

I’m a Millennial and We’re Begging to be Heard

2022-03-11T08:45:46-06:00September 25th, 2019|Inspired Ideas, Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Succession|

At almost every event I attend with friends, the topic of work always seems to creep in. They share their stories and frustrations about their offices or their bosses and all too often I wish there was some discreet way to anonymously send articles about NextGen talent and clients, creating a better culture, or feedback [...]

Sep 13 2019

Solve Your Capacity Challenges with Non-Traditional Hires

2022-03-11T08:45:56-06:00September 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas, Leadership, 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, [...]

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