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Aug 30 2018

Difficult Conversations You Must Have

2018-08-30T08:39:47-05:00August 30th, 2018|Leadership, Personal Development|

The world is full of conflict.  We are surrounded by it 24/7. Sometimes we see it clearly, while other times it is more “under the surface.” In all human interactions and relationships, there is some level of conflict that drives the ongoing need to have difficult, uncomfortable, sometimes even painful conversations. Here are just a [...]

Aug 22 2018

Want to Maximize Profits? Consider Highest and Best Use

2018-08-22T09:12:45-05:00August 22nd, 2018|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development|

According to the latest IPA benchmarking survey, CPA firm profits are under pressure. Across the Top 100 firms in that survey, talent costs are increasing faster than billing rates, resulting in a squeeze that’s reducing the bottom line. There are many strategies you can employ to relieve the pressure, and in this blog, we’ll focus [...]

Aug 17 2018

You ARE Better Off Without Them!

2018-08-17T14:03:47-05:00August 17th, 2018|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Retention Strategies|

I recently wrote a column for the Journal of Accountancy CPA Insider, talking to employees that are unhappy in their work. In this blog, I am talking to firm leaders about how to deal with partners who may be some of the cause of that unhappiness.  I don’t know how many times I have had Managing [...]

Aug 8 2018

I’m Waving My White Flag!

2018-08-08T09:11:22-05:00August 8th, 2018|Leadership, Personal Development|

I love being busy. My days go by fast and, when they do, I have the feeling of a successful day AND get the gratification of crossing off tasks from my work-to-do. I love being a “Yes” person to tasks, no matter the size, but it has its ups and downs. You see, there are [...]

Aug 1 2018

Let’s Stop Paying Lip Service to People Development

2018-08-01T11:58:44-05:00August 1st, 2018|Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development|

Working with leaders of firms in completely different geographies and of a variety of sizes, I continue to have discussions with them about slightly different yet completely related topics:  a lack of traction in a mentoring program, an inability to get engagement reviews completed by both staff and managers and concerns that a partner group [...]

Jul 26 2018

Personality Dynamics in Coaching

2018-07-26T10:53:33-05:00July 26th, 2018|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

In our work with clients, we encourage using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality assessment to gain a better understanding of a leader’s preferences and how those preferences mirror or are different from others on their team. As a coach, we can use these insights about how they like to interact and communicate with others, [...]

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