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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Gary Shamis

Gary Shamis talks to Hugh Duffy about why execution is harder than strategy, how developing niches can include both services and industries, and why scooping up talent when you find them is critical to success. Access the Build Your Firm Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck podcast here: https://lnkd.in/eS8WFfG or via iTunes here: https://lnkd.in/eCSM68c Strategy is not…

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Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is adding Amsterdam to its roster of locations this spring! The additional location results from the increased interest of firm leaders in Europe, several of whom who have flown to the U.S. to participate in the program.  MPB is a comprehensive development program for professional service firm leaders including incoming managing…

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