At Microsoft, they worry about motivation, says Bruce W. Marcus, author of Professional Services Marketing 3.0. When everybody who holds any kind of a responsible job is making more money than any of them ever dreamed they would, and when … Continued
In this report, Sandi Smith, CPA and creator of Accountant’s Accelerator, directs practitioners to an online psychology test from a top university and shows how to put it to work for yourself. She describes a process for identifying personal characteristics that … Continued
Stress management is critical to a successful season. By Sandi Smith, CPA Accountant’s Accelerator I don’t want to stress you out, but we really do need to do something about our stress levels. The American Psychological Association says our kids … Continued
And a couple more ideas for high performing firms. by Ed Mendlowitz Tax Season Opportunity Guide If you have staff, have happy, cheerful, helpful people. Don’t surround yourself with downers and nay-sayers. Make sure they are team players. Part of … Continued
15 strategies for a first-time supervisor’s success. Here at CPA Trendlines, Ed Mendlowitz answers some of the toughest questions practitioners can throw at him. He’s the right one to ask. After more than 40 years in the business – … Continued
Three things that are different. By Sandi Smith, CPA Accountant’s Accelerator Are men’s and women’s brains different, when it comes to the workplace? The answer is a resounding YES, and more importantly, science is finding that men and women work … Continued
Empowering staff to make mistakes, safely…
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One of the key ways to improve client and workplace relationships is by showing appreciation. “Too often” Leo Buscaglia, the author, once said, “we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest … Continued
Surprise: Hard work and knowledge aren’t Number 1. Neither are skills or knowledge.
“The mushroom theory:” Keep employees in the dark and feed them crud. Well, it doesn’t work. And now there’s proof.
Jason Blumer asks: Did you see the video where Mike Rowe of the “Dirty Jobs” TV show…
Accountants may be winning the war for work-life balance. The number of average weekly hours worked for non-supervisory employees in the accounting and bookkeeping industry slipped to 33.2 in 2011, down from 33.4 and continuing a 20-year trend since 1990, … Continued
Here are just seven types of difficult co-workers. You may know more. by Sandra Wiley Anyone who has managed a team has most likely stumbled across a challenging employee. Identifying the challenging behavior is easy; finding ways to change the behavior … Continued
State-of-the-firm vid lands Rachel Ray TV show appearance.
Entry-level auditors at KPMG win class-action certification. A New York federal court conditionally certified a national collective action lawsuit that alleges that KPMG LLP violated the federal labor laws by denying thousands of entry-level audit employees overtime pay. “Denying associates overtime pay is a … Continued
Accounting Today’s fourth year for the list. Top winners are to be announced at Accounting Today’s 2nd Annual Growth & Profitability Summit on Oct. 25-27 in Las Vegas. The Best Accounting Firms to Work For list includes 50 small firms … Continued