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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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“Fall” Into Wellness

Brianna MarthMore By This AuthorIt’s hard to believe we’re already in the month of September. Hopefully, you have had a successful and productive 8 months so far and are gearing up for a strong finish in the remainder of the year. Many of you are working through your second busiest time of year with the […]
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Leadership Spotlight: Keith Barfield, Founding Member, Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC

Michelle BacaMore By This AuthorKeith Barfield is a Partner and founding member of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC. He is a sparkly-eyed, always-smiling, motorcycle-riding practice developer and we truly appreciate his positive approach to leadership. Keith’s innovative firm, which features a brightly-colored zebra as its mascot, is the second largest locally owned accounting firm […]
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Do You Know What Your Clients’ Silence Means?

Tamera LoerzelMore By This AuthorWhen I teach topics like deepening client relationships and delivering exceptional client service, I discuss the importance of proactively meeting with clients outside of your regular engagement to further your relationship, identify any potential service issues and uncover new opportununities to add value.  Participants nod their heads in agreement and some […]
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