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Jul 23 2020

Web Seminar: Becoming a Powerful and Effective Delegator

2020-06-17T15:59:41-05:00July 23rd, 2020||

Thursday, July 23rd, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT Delegation is a leadership must-have as no organization can grow, or survive succession, without encouraging its leaders to delegate. Unfortunately, real delegation is often desired and seldom practiced. At some point or another, we’re all guilty of one or more of the seven “sins” of delegation. [...]

May 4 2020

May the Fourth be With You

2020-05-05T14:39:02-05:00May 4th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

ConvergenceCoaching’s resident #nerd checking in for duty! Last year, I explored leadership lessons I learned as a child from watching Star Trek from the floor of my parents’ bedroom, in my blog  Leadership Lessons from a Trekkie. However, in recognition of May 4th, or what some Star Wars fans call “May the Fourth Be with [...]

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 28 2020

Put Me In, Coach!

2020-03-06T12:26:32-06:00February 28th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation|

“Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today Look at me, I can be centerfield” ”Centerfield” by John Fogerty This is the song we hear NextGen leaders singing across the country. Your NextGen are restless. They see opportunities for change and they want that [...]

Jan 15 2020

Staging Your Firm for Your Best Years Yet

2020-01-15T07:34:42-06:00January 15th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Succession|

Happy New Year, and New Decade! We are looking forward to a fresh start and the opportunity to envision what possibilities the next ten years will deliver. We believe this decade will be pivotal in the way that firms operate their practice, manage their talent and serve clients. It’s understandable to have twinges of overwhelm [...]

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|Inspired Ideas, 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|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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