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Education & Careers

Can the Philanthropic Ambitions of Baby Boomers Meet Those of Gen X and Y?

As professionals and executives become more senior, there’s often a desire or expectation that they will want to devote themselves to "good works" as a legacy.
Practice

Anyone Know of a Support Group for Graphophobic Accountants?

This morning, after I had my coffee, I got ready for a mind-clearing jog. After opening the door and feeling an arctic blast on my face, I quickly turned around and thought about another activity, writing.
Education & Careers

Lessons for 2014 from Three Renowned and Successful Businessmen

One of the most important things you can do for your firm is to continue learning. The people who help their businesses achieve new heights are the ones who are continually learning how to get better.
Education & Careers

Reduce Stress Through Daily Reflection

Reflection is something I do a lot of – I have for many years quite regularly in my daily or weekly goings on. At certain holiday times and other milestones every year, I reflect on my year and perspectives at that snapshot in time.
Education & Careers

Tackle Three Small Annoyances Early in the Morning for a More Productive Day

Work-life balance expert Jeff Davidson says that if you can address three small annoyances early in the workday, you often are able to clear away "space" to be at your best more often.
Education & Careers

Indicators You're Living a Saner Life

Several indicators – what you might call moments of truth – let you know you’re on the path to a freer, saner life. For openers, you awake naturally each morning without an alarm clock.
Education & Careers

CPAs Say Working with a Business Coach Gives Them 'Cutting Edge'

There is a strong trend among the up-and-coming generation of CPAs who find it beneficial to use a professional business coach to help grow their practice.
Education & Careers

Five Symptoms of Intergenerational Stressors and Stress Busters

Unresolved intergenerational tensions can cause stress that decreases engagement, productivity, and, ultimately, profitability. The symptoms are likely to strike workers at all levels and management – up to the top.
AccountingWEB Life

Mastering Your "To-Be" List

Virtually every accounting professional maintains some type of to-do list. However, how often do you compose a "to-be" list containing a roster of the characteristics and traits that you'd like to attain, develop, or improve upon?
Education & Careers

Deloitte Study: US Workers Lack Passion

As competitive pressures within the US workforce continue to mount, businesses are searching for workers who bring passion to their jobs to navigate challenges and accelerate performance improvement.
Education & Careers

True Inspiration: AICPA Honors San Diego State University Grad

Many people have probably dreamed about having the courage to change their lives and, despite all adversity, build the life they truly want to live. Accounting graduate Andrey A. Stoyan has actually done it.
Education & Careers

Career Wisdom to Pass On Early

Wouldn't we all like a jump-start in the fast-paced and competitive work world? When facilitating discussions within groups of students and alumni or other multigenerational groups, I often ask: "What do you wish you knew sooner in your career?"
Education & Careers

Midyear Motivation: Four Tips for Getting Energized

We have reached the midyear point when people may not be feeling as motivated as they were months ago when New Year's resolutions were being made. The good news is that there is still time to make the most of the remaining year.
Practice

What Personal Qualities Do Clients Look for in Their Accountants?

Are you memorable or boring? What personal qualities do you have that make clients like you? Do the people you meet, whether at networking events or elsewhere, remember you and feel comfortable referring their clients and contacts to you?
Education & Careers

Portrait of the Resilient Accountant

The resilient accountant adeptly manages sudden, significant, and complex change with minimal dysfunctional behavior. Rather than shrink from controversy, resilient professionals are more likely to dive into the fray.
Education & Careers

Fearless Future: ICPAS Conference Aims to Develop Authentic Leaders

There's a new paradigm of leadership on the horizon, and, according to the organizers of the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) newest conference for young professionals, it's authentic, distinctive, and decidedly fearless.
Education & Careers

CPA Firm Sponsors Yearlong Push for Employee Health, Fitness

Healthy living is a year-round commitment at Herbein + Company, a 110-person CPA firm in Pennsylvania where employees are encouraged to participate in the firm's wellness program throughout the year.
Practice Management

Keep on Trekkin' – Accounting Pro Still Using TrekDesk

Last January, AccountingWEB had the pleasure of meeting Cindy Mayhak – a fitness pioneer in the accounting profession who decided to break away from her desk without breaking away from the office by using a TrekDesk.
Education & Careers

Your To-Do List: Unforeseen Events Will Happen

No matter how well we organize our to-do lists and how productive we are in handling the products and tasks, invariably, unexpected obligations, interruptions, and other developments arise that are going to throw us off.
Education & Careers

Eight Ways to Reignite Your Leadership Mojo

The old ways of leadership, the old rules, might as well be hieroglyphics on a cave wall. Since our brave new world is dominated by "unknown unknowns" ‒ and powered by serving rather than winning ‒ organizations have to change the way they lead their people.

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