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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 23 2019

Creating a Learning Culture

2019-11-01T17:29:50-05:00August 23rd, 2019|Leadership|

We’re in the knowledge business, and those firms that do the best job of imparting knowledge, developing skills, and building future capacity have the best prospects for long-term success and competitive advantage. In this blog, we’ll explore ideas to help you enhance your firm’s learning culture and make a commitment to life-long learning.  What is [...]

Aug 16 2019

Strategies for “Giving In” To Change

2019-11-13T12:04:42-06:00August 16th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

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 [...]

Aug 7 2019

National Crisis and Team and Client Support

2019-11-01T16:21:17-05:00August 7th, 2019|Leadership|

As I sat down to write my blog today, I am keenly aware of how the recent national crisis in El Paso, Texas will dominate conversations in offices all over the country, or even all over the world. Texas Governor Abbot stated, “We must unite.” The El Paso Mayor Dee Margo announced, “We will not [...]

Jul 31 2019

Breakthrough Your Conflict Barriers

2019-07-31T16:05:46-05:00July 31st, 2019|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

Whether it is owner disagreements, performance issues, client concerns, or competitive situations, our professional lives are filled with potential conflict. But given the choice, most will shy away or ignore conflict rather than deal with it. Why? Maybe because conflict isn’t fun – or even comfortable – and we’re not very sure we’ll handle it [...]

Jul 11 2019

Webinar: Are Your Leaders Causing Talent to Leave?

2019-04-18T12:44:51-05:00July 11th, 2019|, , |

According to Gallup’s CEO and Chairman, Jim Clifton, “The single biggest decision you make in your job—bigger than all of the rest—is who you name manager.” Gallup cites a person’s manager as one of the top reasons given for a lack of employee engagement. Old norms and methods of managing team members don’t work anymore— [...]

Jul 10 2019

Mindset: A Shackle or Key to Success?

2019-11-01T16:25:47-05:00July 10th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

For at least 8 or 9 years, I’ve been learning, writing and coaching about goal setting and goal achieving – about what is needed to get the job done and what gets in the way.  Along the way I have discovered and written about these “Goal Setting 101” fundamentals: Goal setting is a Quadrant II [...]

Jun 21 2019

Be the Creator of Your Life

2019-11-01T17:26:31-05:00June 21st, 2019|Personal Development|

The world we live in is full of characters and archetypes. We mingle and dance by one another on life’s stage, stopping to interact with some longer than others, but ultimately coming back to the role we play. We grow attached to that role, the qualities and characteristics of this person we call our self; [...]

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