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  In business, as we do in life, most all of us strive to do the right thing and help those in need. The difference is that in business there are usually economic motives and...
After reviewing United States and Canadian accounting certifications, today we're going to take a look at EU accounting certifications. It would be impractical to cover every...
Operational risk is probably one of the most misunderstood risks in the whole of the risk spectrum. While risks such as “credit risk”, “liquidity risk”, “...
We recently covered the various accounting certifications available in the United States, but it's important to note that there are many other types of accounting certifications...
Congratulations. You’ve been assigned to moderate a panel. This is a great opportunity to add value to your customers and elevate your reputation. As you already realize, there...
For many of us, as we advance further and further into this new digital world, we are assailed by a plethora of new technologies, new terms, new ways of thinking and new ways of...
Most people know what a CPA is, but when you get beyond that all the abbreviations start to run together. CGMA, CIA, CFA... unless you're in that industry, you may not really...
Like Hollywood actors, professionals put themselves on the line with every word—taking a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. Just like actors, even the best, most...
By now, you have probably figured out that developing and using a sales strategy isn’t as simple as determining how much money you want to make. A revenue goal alone won’t...
If you manage an Accounts Payable organization, chances are you have heard the words “Accounts Payable Workflow” or “Automation”.  If you are part of an...
Do you have a plan to succeed? If you are a successful business owner or salesperson, then I am sure you do. This time of year, as a business owner who sells, I have strategic planning...
When first reading the title of this blog you may be a bit puzzled.  What has attitude to do with ethics?  Over the years, though, I have received many comments about how...
In an era of tough competition, presentations that persuade, educate, motivate, and inspire give you a competitive edge. Good presentation skills are no longer simply nice to have;...
Wait a minute....leaders don't fail do they?  Well, of course they do! There are hundreds of examples of leaders who have wandered away from the straight and narrow or who...
Finding the Leader Within How do you define leadership? Do you consider yourself a leader? Is it possible for anyone be a leader? If you were once a leader does that mean you are...
If you've examined your current training methods and determined that they're not as effective as you'd like, it's time to make some changes. You're investing a lot...
Companies understand the importance of training and educating their employees, as evidenced by the sharp increase in the amount spent on training. In 2017, overall training...
When Frank Baum wrote the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, little did he know that the desires of Dorothy’s friends were the exact traits that would determine a leaders success or...
Employers are becoming increasingly hesitant to pay for employees to attend giant conferences and workshops. Bloated travel and expense reimbursement requests, exotic locales, and low...
Since most of us work in environments were our relationship with others is what is called dotted line we don’t really have power over others.  Rather, we need to develop...