How to Decide Who Decides What

Stack of cards labeled with question marksBONUS CHARTS: 15 habits that make a partner. Plus: Equity vs. non-equity partners, and a voting decision grid.

By Marc Rosenberg
CPA Firm Retreats

“I can’t manage this firm if I have to take a vote every time I want to make a decision.” – Tony Kendall, CEO of Top 200 firm Mitchell & Titus, shortly after taking over from the firm’s founder.

MORE ON RETREATS: 30 Marketing and Growth Questions to Cover at a Retreat | How Marketing for CPA Firms Is Different | Why Create a Marketing Plan? | Thinking of Merging? Discuss It At a Retreat | How to Take Action After a Retreat | 12 Simple Rules for a Retreat | Leave Your Retreat With a To Do List | Every Retreat Needs a Leader, But Who? | Retreats Are No Place for Clowns | Who Should Participate in a Retreat? | Retreat Logistics: How Long, What Kind? | What Should CPA Firms Discuss at Retreats? | Why Do CPA Firms Conduct Retreats?

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There are decisions that managing partners should make without a partner vote.