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Self-Discovery – A guide for Growth

Sylvia LaneMore By This AuthorAs we face major changes in our world of work, our individual lives require adjustments. The better we understand our own strengths and weaknesses, the more we are able to not only survive, but thrive. Regardless of how we came to be the way we are, when we understand and accept […]
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Leadership Spotlight: Brian Austin, Director, Accountant and Industry Relations, Avalara

Michelle BacaMore By This AuthorBrian Austin joined Avalara as Director of Accountant and Industry Relations in 2011. In his role, Brian works with accountants in public practice and industry, and with industry organizations like the AICPA and state CPA societies to evangelize the role of technology in solving clients’ sales tax issues. Prior to joining […]
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Generating Real Breakthrough Results Requires Action

Tamera LoerzelMore By This Author“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” Leonardo Di Vinci, Inventor and Artist As we meet with various CPA firm partner and manager teams across the country, we often caution them to refrain from […]
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Survey Results – Firms Are Moving Away From Time and Place

Jennifer WilsonMore By This AuthorEarlier this year, we launched a survey to collect information about the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. We asked firms to submit only one response per firm and were blessed with the generous sharing of 99 distinct firms. In this initial blog, we’ll share the highlights of […]
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You Are Who You Are. But Does That Let You Off The Hook On Job Performance?

Jennifer WilsonMore By This AuthorWe’ve been doing quite a bit of teaching about personality recently, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and DISC profiles as the basis to lead self-discovery among individuals and teams. This work is inspiring and insightful, and we see the difference it makes as people begin to understand facets of their […]
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