Video conference

Do’s and Don’ts for a professional video call Whether you’re using FaceTime, Zoom, Hangouts, WebEx, Teams or any of the other video call platforms, there are a few universal do’s and don’ts if you want to look and sound professional: DO make sure there is light on your face.  Before you start the video call, look…

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Puzzle pieces

Effective communication is the difference between just saying something and saying something and getting it done Unengaged workers cost the U.S. billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. According to a study done by Gallup, only 50 percent of employees know what clearly is expected of them when they go to work every day.…

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Radio Mic

Hear why Don Mazzella calls Building Blocks “an extraordinary book” and listen to his Building Blocks interview with Gary Shamis on the Small Business Digest podcast. Donald P. Mazzella is COO Information Strategies, Inc., a company that helps business managers improve profits. He currently oversees a print and Internet publication network centered around Small Business…

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Soft skills are increasingly important in creating successful leaders  One of the most gratifying experiences in writing a leadership book is the introspection you allow yourself in the process. You are able to hold a proverbial mirror to your successes and failures, and view them both more objectively. If you are honest with yourself, the…

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Women in Accounting

We recently returned from the Winning is Everything conference in Las Vegas. In its 20th year, WiE has been a consistent opportunity for firm leadership to network, learn, grow and inspire one another. Over the years, some of our subject matter has evolved and advanced, and some topics remain and continue to perplex.  Take diversity and inclusion.…

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Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is an opportunity for leaders to take their management skills to the next level. The curriculum was designed to addressed what they need to know and aren’t taught anywhere else about running a firm – the challenges, opportunities, surprises, successes. It provides the skills necessary to help managing partners and professional…

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