Yes, Your Firm Can Succeed on LinkedIn

How the impact of active participation can elevate your firm. Many managing partners and firm leaders are dismissive of social media, either relying on low-level marketing team members to manage it or ignoring it altogether. There is one platform, however, that accounting firms need to be on — and active within — which can make…

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3 Reasons Firms Don’t Invest in Leadership Development

 Many firms don’t get ahead because they don’t prioritize leadership development. The current market climate for accounting, not to mention the pace of change in the industry, has a lot of managing partners carving a hard boundary line for new initiatives. Often placed in the extras category, is leadership development. This is a mistake.  Investing…

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Leadership Training: the Problem isn’t “What,” it’s “Who”

Firms are making efforts to invest in leadership training programs which inevitably experience a low ROI. After the first few attempts, results-oriented leaders invariably give up, writing off the experience as a failed experiment. Sometimes, it is. But as someone who has dedicated the latter part of my career to leadership development, I would offer…

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4 Common Marketing Challenges for CPA Firms

Lost time, lost opportunities and lost revenue. Firms with an eye for growth see with clarity the looming horizon: digitization, leadership development and long-term strategies have to be prioritized. Now. Marketing and business challenges go hand-in-hand. They may be symptomatic of a firm’s faulty processes or simply a byproduct of the market at large. The…

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2021 Winning Ways Conference to Launch in Chicago

2021 Winning Ways Conference

After twenty years together, accounting industry change agents Gary Shamis, Gary Boomer, and Allan Koltin are reimagining their premier industry symposium. Following a pandemic-induced hiatus, hundreds of the accounting industry’s foremost practice leaders and managing partners are eager to get down to business and make up for the interrupted time.

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Strategic Planning: How to Pass the Baton With Greater Success

Building and executing a long-term strategic plan is the cornerstone of success for every firm. And yet, managing partners often fail to set aside the time to do exactly that. The time partners spend working in the business simply doesn’t leave enough time to work on the business. This is an error that will catch…

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The Changing Digital Marketing Landscape for Accounting Firms

The digital marketing world is constantly in flux, with new technologies, trends, and best practices emerging all the time. In order for accounting and consulting firms to command the space they occupy and build a reliable pipeline of new clients, it’s crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in marketing, namely that everything has…

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Managing Partner Bootcamp Launches Three Cohort Groups

MPB

Coveted industry leadership event responds to demand Winding River Consulting is pleased to announce dates for its 10th, 11th, and 12th Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) cohort groups to be held in the fall of 2021.  “Interest in this intense, master leadership class has been off the charts as a result of the pandemic, which has…

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