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We have closed out submissions to Illumeo's 2018 Audit, Accounting and Corporate Finance Professional Development Survey and gathered the results. Let's just say our eyes were...
As a time and productivity management speaker and author, I see it all the time. People just don't use their inboxes properly. And these mistakes lead to significant distraction,...
Ethics is a process of systematically applying, using, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Ethical behavior is required of both parties to a contract of...
I was at a meeting the other day where a group of people were concerned about noise, traffic, bicycle paths and walkways due to a new arena.  As I listened I realized  that...
Corporate professional development is constantly evolving and changing, and it can be hard to keep up. Let's look at a few of the latest trends in corporate development this year...
If criminals would put in the effort and skill they use to defraud insurers they would own a multi-million dollar business. Rather, they get short term profits and then find themselves...
The accusations against Tom Brokaw remind me of the importance of neutral, unbiased, and thorough investigations when an issue arises in the workplace.  I don’t know if...
The #MeToo movement has opened the eyes and pocketbooks of upper management throughout the country. Until recently there were many in management responsible for maintaining a safe and...
Let's talk about e-mail communications and e-mail sanity (or lack thereof!) There are two primary ways e-mail can drive you insane:  1) You just get way too much of it, and...
At medium- and large-sized companies there is frequently a group that HR and senior management refers to as "Hi-Po's", that is, High Potential employees. It is quite...
So many people follow the same drill: grab a coffee, open your Outlook, and start attacking e-mails. But what if I shared with you a simpler and better way to use this powerful...
What is Growth Marketing? Its a topic I’ve written about in the past, specifically around the keys to hiring the right talent. All of my working life is devoted to this...
Selecting a Real Estate Broker One of the smartest things to do to help insure the best outcome to any transaction is to align yourself with quality professionals. The selection of the...
Have you ever wondered how a wellness program can be defined as “voluntary” rather than mandatory if noncompliance penalties often reach into four figures, while the...
Insured Must Cooperate in Insurer’s Investigation of Claim The covenant of good faith and fair dealing goes in both directions. Neither party to the contract of insurance may do...
It is often hard for OD practitioners to adequately articulate the work that is involved in delivering OD in an organization. Trying to explain what OD is to the layperson is even...
Learning Excel isn't an option anymore. It seems like everyone is using it these days. Finance and accounting folks have been using it for years, but now it's simply a basic...
From time to time we all wish there were more days in the week. Many of us can never find the time we need to get everything marked off our to-do list. But by improving our...
Internal communication is a struggle for many companies, regardless of size. Yet effective internal communication is critical to your company's success, according to Entrepreneur...
It's commonly said that employees leave managers, not companies. There are all kinds of issues that come up between managers and employees, but we've compiled five common...