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Jun 2 2016

Ask and You Shall Receive Feedback!

2016-06-02T08:43:59-05:00June 2nd, 2016|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development|

When speaking with young leaders in our Transformational Leadership Program, or meeting with young leaders at firm retreats, one consistent complaint we hear is that people don’t get enough feedback on the work they’re doing and consequentially, on their individual development. We’re talking a lot these days about improving feedback mechanisms, how firms need to [...]

May 4 2016

Millennial Strategies For Taking Career Ownership

2016-05-04T15:26:40-05:00May 4th, 2016|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development|

My ConvergenceCoaching team members and I have had a great three days attending the BDO Alliance conference in Las Vegas, exploring the theme of innovation and how it applies in all areas of practice management. During the conference, Jennifer Wilson and I taught a super interactive session on bridging generational complaints and ways to collaborate [...]

Apr 13 2016

Personality Approaches to Innovation

2016-04-13T13:00:18-05:00April 13th, 2016|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development|

In our work with clients as coaches and consultants, we often offer the option of completing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment tool, which identifies sixteen basic personality types to help individuals learn about their personality. Learning your personality type helps individuals work toward their goals in a manner which more comfortably suits their own [...]

Apr 6 2016

ConvergenceCoaching Turns “Sweet 16!”

2016-04-06T09:06:14-05:00April 6th, 2016|Client Retention, Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development|

Wow! It is hard to believe that on April 1, our ConvergenceCoaching team celebrated our 16th anniversary. What a wonderful and blessed journey we’ve enjoyed so far! Since co-founding our firm with my dear friend, Jim Metzler to growing to an 11-member team focused on making life-changing differences for our clients, I am so grateful [...]

Mar 30 2016

Stop Being a “Problem Pointer-Outer”!

2016-03-30T14:31:50-05:00March 30th, 2016|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

One thing that seriously undermines employee and team morale is negativity. One negative comment can frustrate team members and slow productivity. A negative leader or manager can cause subordinates to reconsider their choice for work. When we fall into the trap of pointing out problems without solutions – or complaining – we can easily earn [...]

Mar 23 2016

Subordinate Your Self-Interest through Submission

2016-03-23T18:45:33-05:00March 23rd, 2016|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

Over the last year I’ve been practicing a new kind of yoga called Yin, a slow and quiet practice that involves holding postures for extended periods of time. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues of the body, and the physical benefits include increased muscle release and mobility of the joints. Rather than striving and working, [...]

Mar 10 2016

Staying Positive

2016-03-10T15:37:27-06:00March 10th, 2016|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

At this time of the year, the various busy season deadlines, spring just around the corner and new activities thrown into our schedule require increased time and effort, driving our stress level up. Here are six ideas to help maintain positivity – and even reduce the feeling of stress – that you can practice during [...]

Feb 18 2016

Progress to an Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Policy; and Reap the Benefits

2016-02-18T18:08:57-06:00February 18th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, Communication, Current Affairs, Governance/Decision Making, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership|

In June 2015, we launched our 2015 Anytime, Anywhere survey to collect information about the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. In this last installment on our survey analysis, we’d like to share what we learned from the 155 survey participants about the flexible work program documentation and communication processes in their [...]

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