After helping several CPAs and firms with Strengths Programs, I’ve seen the impact it can have on individuals, workgroups and the firm as a whole. This is a culture-changer that results in better business outcomes.
I went to a meeting the other day, one with a mix of professionals and aspiring professionals (college students). I’d love to tell you what the purpose of the meeting was, but I don’t actually know.
One might ask, what was I doing at a meeting where I didn’t even know the purpose to begin with? Well, I recently joined an organization and this was a regular monthly meeting, so I figured I would go and see what they were all about. Or not, as it turned out. They didn't know how to hold an effective meeting.
One summer during college I worked as a temp at a mortgage company and was lucky enough to work with a great manager. Drew showed me how to keep a clean desk (not sure I actually practice this, but it was great to see it in action) and how to have patience with a wide variety of talent levels on your team. He didn’t know it, but he was a mentor of mine and the skills he passed on have stayed with me for a number of years that will remain undisclosed.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider, or continue, guiding others to new professional heights.
Can project management be poetic? We’re not sure either, but here’s an attempt. Please enjoy this collection of project management verses with our compliments.
We've all been there. Trying to make our work-lives more efficient, transfer knowledge to newer team members and leverage our practice. Sometimes it works, and, well, sometimes the result is embarrassing at best. If you’ve ever wondered if you’re a delegation master, or one who could use a few tweaks to make the most of your efforts, you are in the right place. Below are a few ways to recognize when you might not have done the very best job ever in delegating your work.
After my webinar on Building a High-Functioning team, I received a whole lot of feedback from participants saying thank-you for the reminder to have fun.
This really caught me off guard. How in the world did we end up so focused on our goals (also a part of building a great team) that we completely let go of the fun part?
Have you thought about who will be filling your shoes in the future? Maybe you’re early in your career, maybe you’re approaching retirement, or maybe you’re somewhere in between. For better or for worse, your time in your current position is limited.