Managing Difficult Personalities in the Workplace

Angry boss in chair staring down at tiny businessman5 “usual suspects” and how to manage them.

By Steven E. Sacks

Let’s admit it: not everyone in a CPA firm can be your cup of tea. This is because of the different experiences your co-workers have, their cultural differences, biases, personal agendas and of course, diverse personalities.

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And the challenges faced by these differences are not limited to senior leadership or those who function in a supervisory role. What types are the usual suspects?

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Steven Sacks

The author: Steven E. Sacks, CPA

About the Author

Steven Sacks, CPA, CGMA, ABC, has been at the forefront of the accounting profession for 30 years.

He is the author of
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His involvement included the development of the first set of consulting standards, the creation of the Accredited in Business Valuation credential, the publication of practice management guides and award-winning newsletters, and addressing business development and organizational management in both the public and private sectors. He has served professional service firms and membership associations through the deliverance of leading-edge conferences, presented to colleges and universities on careers in accounting, and created workshops, webinars, and webcasts on a variety of accounting and consulting topics.

As the CEO and founder of Solutions to Results LLC, Steven assists professional service firms and organizations to solve the challenges of human capital development, workplace culture, and developing effective internal and external communication strategies and techniques. Previously, as executive director of Moore Stephens North America, he served CPA firms with conferences, webinars, workshops, various communication vehicles (including a multi-year, award-winning association newsletter), and a skills database for the development of domestic and international engagement referrals. At the AICPA, he developed strategies and business plans for growing the consulting services membership section; published technical service and practice management guides; participated in the creation of the first set of standards for consulting services; led the creation of the Accredited in Business Valuation credential; developed niche conferences in valuation, litigation support and forensic services; and presented to colleges and universities about CPA consulting careers.

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