Outside the conference room was a rack, with chargers and on the entrance, door were three signs, one of a cell phones, another of an IWatch and a sign that read no electronic devices during meetings. Family businesses should be cautious that their people don’t become card carrying members of the Head Down Generation. A [Continue Reading]
Last week we meet with a number of CPAs, tax season was over. We talked about many things, their businesses, families and concerns. Many CPA firms are Family Businesses. Accounting is an information system. More precisely, it is the measurement methodology and communication system designed to produce selected quantitative data (usually in monetary terms) about [Continue Reading]
Does Your Firm Excel As A Team? Trying to pick a restaurant for an important event a friend shared an interesting insight; the local area had a 5 star rating system. If you had to choose would you select a one or two star? One of my friends has been awarded a large project with [Continue Reading]
It takes a leader to create momentum to boost employee morale. Others catch it. Momentum is heat.
Two employees were in the break room, one was chatting non stop about her old boss and their habits, behavior and all the things the employee disliked. The other employee listened and listened then finally suggested, “Why don’t you leave that old boss at the old job.” When moving my wife’s mother and aunt to [Continue Reading]
Autotelic vs. Entropic Over 2300 years ago Aristotle wrote that more than anything else, men and women seek happiness. “Happiness depends on ourselves.” More than any other philosopher, Aristotle enshrines happiness as a central purpose of human life and a goal in itself. One idea is to seek and find your sweet spot, your overlap. [Continue Reading]
Move past mere survival so you can thrive in small business by understanding the type or shape of the economic downturn you are managing through. In economics, recessions can be plotted on a graph; normally these downturns are discussed by the shape of the graph’s curve. Knowing the shape helps you make the right plan. [Continue Reading]
Mark “Finch” Osborn recently wrote concerning passion and obsession. In his piece “Finch” compared passion and obsession as ‘twisted cousins’. He listed four habits, negative habits that we permit to harm our behavior. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.” • Failing [Continue Reading]