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The Rush to Remote

With the current COVID-19 crisis brewing and firms being encouraged to implement social distancing, organizations around the country are scrambling to shift their employees to work remotely. Your firm may not feel fully ready, but regardless, you may have to also take this step. Your building management may force you to close your office, or [...]

Couples Communication Tips Work in Business

Over the years, I have studied ways to help people work cooperatively with one another.  A recent program helping marital partners create healthy ways to relate caught my attention.  In his book, Communication Miracles for Couples, Jonathan Robinson identifies three key areas that make the difference.  He describes them as “high octane gasoline that makes [...]

2020-03-04T13:51:57-06:00March 4th, 2020|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 4 – Making Remote Work

In this Inspired Ideas episode, Tamera Loerzel and Renee Moelders deepen their conversation from the Flex and Remote Work episode and explore flexing further with remote work. Renee and Tamera dive deeper into the details of how to make virtual programs work in your firm and how doing so can make us better managers and [...]

Put Me In, Coach!

“Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today Look at me, I can be centerfield” ”Centerfield” by John Fogerty This is the song we hear NextGen leaders singing across the country. Your NextGen are restless. They see opportunities for change and they want that [...]

2020-03-06T12:26:32-06:00February 28th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation|

3 Ideas for Developing Business During Busy Season

As the leader of our Rainmaker Development Program® (RDP), I witness a variety of challenges that others face in meeting their business development (BD) goals. It’s no surprise that the most common challenge we hear is the feeling that people don’t have time. With so much on our plates, it can be difficult to form [...]

2020-02-19T10:11:51-06:00February 19th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Sales|

Lessons Learned Again

Last September, I accepted the role of Director of Men’s Ministry at my church conditioned on a “self-imposed” three-year term limit, during which my strategic focus would be to identify, develop and mentor my replacement; hopefully someone half my age! Almost six months into my new role, it feels like a good time to review [...]

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 3 – Flex & Remote Work: The Train Has Left the Station!

During our first Inspired Ideas podcast, Jennifer Wilson and Tamera Loerzel discussed The Change Imperative.  One of the client and talent-driven changes is the move to Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW). In our fourth survey of the ATAWW work practices of nearly 200 accounting and consulting firms, 99% say that they have Anywhere work and 96% say they have Anytime work. [...]

2020-02-10T16:42:32-06:00February 6th, 2020|Anytime Anywhere Work™, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Next Generation|

New KPIs to Drive Results

“That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially “                                                                                     Karl Pearson, English Mathematician The use of key performance indicators ensures that leaders are on the same page with team members about what is expected for individual performance as well as the performance of the team, service line, industry group, [...]