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Mar 4 2020

Couples Communication Tips Work in Business

2020-03-04T13:51:57-06:00March 4th, 2020|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Over the years, I have studied ways to help people work cooperatively with one another.  A recent program helping marital partners create healthy ways to relate caught my attention.  In his book, Communication Miracles for Couples, Jonathan Robinson identifies three key areas that make the difference.  He describes them as “high octane gasoline that makes [...]

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 [...]

Nov 7 2019

The Power Is in the Ask

2019-11-13T11:51:24-06:00November 7th, 2019|Communication, Leadership|

“The smart ones ask when they don’t know. And, sometimes, when they do.” –Malcolm Forbes, Entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine A client, coachee or prospect would like to learn more about our services and we have an hour scheduled with a ton of ground to cover. How can I ensure we touch on the [...]

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 9 2019

Working Through Complacency

2019-10-10T11:41:44-05:00September 9th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

Perhaps you’d like to hear a familiar story?  Once upon a time following April 15th, I committed to delivering my extended client tax returns this summer rather than enduring another stressful busy season in September and October.  I also started a home improvement project and a summer exercise program with whole-hearted enthusiasm.  So how am I [...]

Aug 20 2019

Webinar – Partner Performance: Exploring Performance-Based Partner Compensation

2019-04-30T13:31:54-05:00August 20th, 2019|, , |

Even though some may want to focus on “fixing” partner compensation first, the last element of developing partner performance and accountability is rewarding performance. A properly designed and well-thought-out partner compensation system can drive desired behaviors and inspire your partner group to achieve high performance. Likewise, a poorly designed system will drive unwanted behaviors and [...]

Aug 20 2019

Webinar – Partner Performance: Exploring Performance-Based Partner Compensation

2019-04-30T13:31:54-05:00August 20th, 2019|, , |

Even though some may want to focus on “fixing” partner compensation first, the last element of developing partner performance and accountability is rewarding performance. A properly designed and well-thought-out partner compensation system can drive desired behaviors and inspire your partner group to achieve high performance. Likewise, a poorly designed system will drive unwanted behaviors and [...]

Aug 16 2019

Strategies for “Giving In” To Change

2019-11-13T12:04:42-06:00August 16th, 2019|Inspired Ideas|

Change is hard.  But it’s all over us!  In our nation’s demographics, succession, mergers, technology and turnover, we’re experiencing change at a faster pace than ever before. As firm leaders, we must keep up to sustain our firms and ensure that they are attractive to NextGen clients and team members.  All too often, we see firms putting off needed changes for a variety of [...]

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