Working Together Effectively
Unintentionally, the concept of working together effectively seems to be a theme running through our articles this week. Whether you're trying to incorporate your teenage children into your workplace (because you just don't get enough of them in the off hours), create a sense of camaraderie amongst multiple generations who find themselves tossed together in the same office, or just encourage each other to better yourselves by staying fit, the end result is, startlingly, the same.
We all need to make it through the days, earn a living, help those around us who are trying to fit in, maintain our sense of well-being, get the job done, believe in the team, and, at the end of the day, prosper together. For every company, the accomplishment of these goals takes different forms. For CPA firms, leaving personal issues behind and presenting a unified professional appearance to clients is paramount. But in any company, when you get to your desk or your counter or your jobsite at the start of the day, it's all about the team. If there are cracks in the foundation, fix them, or suffer the consequences.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.