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Three Big Words

Wow, it feels like just yesterday that I was sharing my 2019 guiding words: Vision, Transition and Fun. This year, my words have come to me in pieces – with my first word being certain from the start and the others “trickling in” as I’ve prayed, thought and talked about them with others. There is [...]

2020-01-31T14:14:16-06:00January 31st, 2020|Leadership, Personal Development|

Staging Your Firm for Your Best Years Yet

Happy New Year, and New Decade! We are looking forward to a fresh start and the opportunity to envision what possibilities the next ten years will deliver. We believe this decade will be pivotal in the way that firms operate their practice, manage their talent and serve clients. It’s understandable to have twinges of overwhelm [...]

2020-01-15T07:34:42-06:00January 15th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Succession|

A Time of Hopeful Anticipation

The holiday season is a time of reflection and an opportunity to look back on all that has happened this past year. We also celebrate with family and friends and experience the joy of each other’s presence. This holiday season, I can’t help but reflect on 2019 and consider the entire decade that is coming [...]

2019-12-18T11:44:09-06:00December 18th, 2019|Inspired Ideas Blog|

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 2 – Solving the Capacity Challenge

The capacity challenge has been going on since the dawn of time in public accounting, but certainly more-so in the last couple of years. Firms feel understaffed during the high-volume periods. People feel flattened out upon finishing busy seasons, including partners. We feel firms need to stop talking about the capacity problem and start solving [...]

2020-02-10T06:40:20-06:00December 9th, 2019|Inspired Ideas Podcast|

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 1 – The Change Imperative

The amount of change in our profession can be overwhelming at times but it definitely is the word of the hour. Everything feels like it's changing, and every one of us needs to change in a lot of different ways. Thus, we've named this first episode, The Change Imperative. Why is so much change happening? [...]

Seeing Light Behind the Darkness

As I drove to my office to find a quiet time to write, I looked to the hills in the distance and saw a double rainbow against the horizon.  It seemed the Universe was sending a message to us all:  Behind the darkest cloud, there is always a rainbow.  That message inspired me to write [...]

2019-12-04T10:08:40-06:00December 4th, 2019|Personal Development|

Gratitude Will Shift Your Attitude

Life is full of ups and downs. It’s who you are in those painful down periods and the steady “middle moments” that truly define the type of leader and example you are for others. To quote my 90-year-old mother, Della Lee, “every day, you get to decide to be happy, sad, mad or glad.” This [...]

2019-11-27T09:41:15-06:00November 27th, 2019|Personal Development|

On Starting Over

I woke up a little heartbroken today. I awoke to the gravity of life-altering decisions that I’ve recently made. It’s hard to say whether those choices are right or wrong and I suppose I will never know. What is clear to me now is that I’m starting over, again. I understand that while there are [...]

2019-11-20T10:38:14-06:00November 20th, 2019|Personal Development|