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 [...]

Aug 7 2019

National Crisis and Team and Client Support

2019-11-01T16:21:17-05:00August 7th, 2019|Inspired Ideas, 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, Inspired Ideas, 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 10 2019

Mindset: A Shackle or Key to Success?

2019-11-01T16:25:47-05:00July 10th, 2019|Inspired Ideas, 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|Inspired Ideas, 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; [...]

May 8 2019

Getting Re-Started

2019-11-01T17:16:18-05:00May 8th, 2019|Inspired Ideas, Leadership, Personal Development|

Many of us made “non-negotiable” plans as we entered Busy Season 2019 to remain focused on our personal leadership goals – no matter what. And to be relentless in not allowing Busy Season to be a “steamroller” on each of us personally and the important people in our lives.  Even so, possibly due to the [...]

May 1 2019

Leadership Lessons from a Trekkie

2019-11-01T17:15:13-05:00May 1st, 2019|Inspired Ideas, Leadership, Personal Development|

Nearly every Thursday night in 1990, you could find my brother and I sitting on the floor in my parent’s bedroom with a bowl of popcorn anxiously anticipating the airing of a new episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was our reward – our deeply loved tradition - and an opening for educational [...]

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