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Dec 13 2019

Are Your Talent Resources Spread Too Thin?

2019-12-13T10:30:39-06:00December 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

December is planning season in accounting and consulting firms, a time when we look ahead to “what’s next” in the new year. As you envision the future, we expect that the talent needs of your business will rank high on your priority list.  Specifically, be sure to identify and communicate the top three things you’d [...]

Dec 5 2019

TLP Fall 2019-20: Workshop 2 – Becoming a Great People & Business Developer

2019-12-05T13:14:48-06:00December 5th, 2019|Our Latest News|

This workshop is part of the 2019-20: Transformational Leadership Program™ (TLP). During this second 2-day mandatory Workshop, participants will: Learn new recruiting tools and strategies to find the best and brightest Understand individual career motivators of the different generations at work and how to appeal to them Identify the attributes of transformational leadership and how [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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— [...]

May 8 2019

Getting Re-Started

2019-11-01T17:16:18-05:00May 8th, 2019|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 [...]

Mar 27 2019

Is Your Firm Leaving Potential Leadership Successors Behind?

2019-03-27T11:55:47-05:00March 27th, 2019|Communication, Governance/Decision Making, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Succession|

Firms around the country are struggling to recruit and retain experienced professionals to serve their clients. Partners are nearing retirement, and many don’t have clear successors in place to ensure their firms keep running. Given the need for talent, we should leave no stone unturned in our quest to identify our next generation of leaders. [...]

Mar 20 2019

You Set Your Goals, Then Busy Season Happens…

2019-03-20T12:13:55-05:00March 20th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development, Transformational Leadership|

Accounting and tax professionals call this time of the year the “busy season.”  But since we’re chronically busy year-round, shouldn’t January through April actually be referred to as the “busier season?” One thing I know for sure:  when it comes to working and progressing on our personal and professional goals, busy season is an obstacle that must be overcome. [...]

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