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Gut-Punched

May 27th 2014

Ask any managing partner how it feels when he or she gets word that a key team member is leaving the firm. They’ll often tell you it feels like a punch right to the gut. 

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Five Ways to Walk Your Talk

May 8th 2014

No matter what level of education or experience we have, we all get stuck in the same communication traps. One of these strikes me as particularly impossible. It is the universal desire to coerce, cajole, or convince someone else to communicate better. This is a sure road to unhappiness. 

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The Whole Human

April 24th 2014

Let's say you have an employee struggling with alcoholism; or maybe one who’s in the middle of a divorce. Perhaps one of your partners is coping with a critically ill child. Maybe something equally destabilizing is happening to you.

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Why Communication Fails in Firms

March 18th 2014

Recently a member of Accounting Today’s LinkedIn Group posted this question: As accountants do you think we communicate as we should?

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Lost in the Mountains: Business Lessons Learned

March 10th 2014

Recently, my friend and I went hiking, as we often do. It’s not unusual for us to get a little bit lost on our hikes, because neither of us has one ounce of directional ability. But this time was different. This time we were utterly without a clue as to where we were. There was nothing but mountains and canyons. A two-hour hike turned into four hours, where we didn’t see another soul until the last 15 minutes.Our water was nearly gone, as was our energy. We ended up having to call 911, where Joey the Fabulous Dispatcher was able to locate us and guide us out. So the story truly has a happy ending, with many lessons we can apply to our professional lives. Here are just a few:

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