Time is running out for planning and certainty

June 25, 2020

The clock is ticking. Where is your firm headed? Part two of two.  I shared my thoughts on the first two webinars in Accounting Today’s “The Pandemic and The Profession” (“The virtual workplace” as the new normal and “The crisis in industry talent”) I did with Gary Boomer, Allan Koltin,…

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How far out is the future of your firm?

June 17, 2020

Firms need to make tough decisions today about how to move forward tomorrow Part one of two.  Gary Boomer, Allan Koltin, and I have worked together for more than twenty years. We have seen many changes, both good and bad, in the accounting industry in that time. So when Accounting…

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Guess who’s running the firm of 2030?

June 12, 2020

Hint: It’s not who you thought it would be. The answer is the same team that was running the firm in 2020. Reminiscent of the movie “Back to the Future” and “The Time Machine,” we all went to bed on March 16, 2020, and woke up the next day on…

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Our profession has changed forever

May 7, 2020

The accounting profession has changed forever due to COVID-19. The development of Virtual Practices will enable professional services firms to succeed.

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Managing Through

April 16, 2020

Assess the well-being of your employees

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Tips for a Better Video Call

April 1, 2020

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…

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Use Smart Communications to Spread Word on Your Plans

March 25, 2020

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications New coronavirus headlines, tweets and Facebook posts are piling up by the moment: first U.S. death, new cases of unknown origin, updated travel advisories, outbreaks in new areas. This is how news of a virus spreads in the communications ecosystem in 2020, and it’s understandable…

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When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

March 17, 2020

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…

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Risks, Passion, and Second Acts. A Conversation with Gary Shamis

March 11, 2020

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…

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Is Your Leadership Development Developing Leaders?

March 3, 2020

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…

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