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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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On Leading Like a CPA: A Lesson in Ethics

Linked 2 Leadership

However for CPAs, the process for handling the ethical dilemma and the outcome must follow specific guidelines as established by the CPA profession and its regulatory agencies. Authentic Leadership Professional Development Values-Based Leadership CPA Ethics integrityAs in most professions, CPAs can run into ethical dilemmas on a regular basis.

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Never Pick on a CPA

Execupundit

Anderson Layman''s Blog has cartoons about a profession that is noted for its humor

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Leadership Intuition: Learning To Listen To Your Gut

Linked 2 Leadership

This caught my attention since he is a CPA by training and a very results-oriented, rational person. Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior International, mentioned that he was learning to trust his gut instincts more. Then as I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink, I […].

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So You Want To Be A Leader? How To Unlock Your Leadership Destiny

Terry Starbucker

I obtained my CPA certificate, rose quickly through the ranks and within 5 years I was a Manager on the fast track to partner. I remember the day I knew I really wanted to be a leader. Funny thing was, it was 5 years after I “accidentally” became one.

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Competition: What Competition?

Strategy Driven

Things such as ROI or ACV and CPA are the sections which need monitoring. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy via Wikimedia and flickr. A business has to deal with a lot, but the competition is the main opponent. With one stroke, your competitors can make or break your success, which is scary.

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How the best differ from the rest PART II

Six Disciplines

One example from our research indicated that high-performing organizations rate their satisfaction with the business advice they get from their external CPA much higher than low-performing organizations. Disciplined Approach to Business. For some people, the old-fashioned idea of being “disciplined” is a turn-off. But that’s not so for the top performers. They’re rated 114 % stronger than the lowest performers when it comes to taking a disciplined approach to business.

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Calibrated Trust: The Undeniable Value of Professional Skepticism

Terry Starbucker

Fortunately, (way, way back in 1982) I started my career as a CPA and auditor, and I learned about this thing called “ Professional Skepticism “. I have this natural tendency to want to trust everybody.

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Why it Pays to be a Contrarian

Strategy Driven

He was employed as a Tax Supervisor for a national CPA firm, established his own law firm, then founded a commercial real estate company in 1968 that now owns over one billion dollars in real estate.

(How I Discovered) The Incredible Power Of The Two Most Important Words

Terry Starbucker

I spent hours at my cubicle just studying up for the CPA exam, and serving as a “go-fer” for the higher ups in the office (lets just say I knew my way around the copy and storage rooms). It was the fall of 1982.

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Guest Blogger: Duane M. DesParte on Building to Success #NoCapeNeeded

leaderCommunicator

As a CPA, my initial career success depended on my technical expertise and analytical capabilities.

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The real power in your network is in the ASK

CO2

Ask a colleague or network connection if you can introduce them to somebody in your network that may be of assistance to them: a CPA, attorney, plumber, car mechanic, hair stylist, lawn service. The Power of the ASK.

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Leaders Should Be (More) Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely

Terry Starbucker

He liked hiring young accountants (I happened to be a CPA at a large firm at the time) because of their bottom-line savvy and buttoned-down approach to looking at a business. This is the last in a series of my 3 favorite posts over the past 9+ years, in anticipation of my 1,000th (!)

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The Secret Life Of Terry Starbucker

Terry Starbucker

He started his career back in 1982 with the accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney in San Antonio, Texas (yes, the secret Terry was a CPA). It’s time. It’s time to merge two worlds together. The world of “Terry Starbucker&# the blogger, Social Media, and SOBCon person, and the world of the other Terry – the one who came up with Terry Starbucker in the first place.

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The Undeniable Value of Professional Skepticism

Terry Starbucker

Fortunately, I started my career as a CPA and auditor, and I learned about this thing called “ Professional Skepticism “ If you look that up in the accounting standards book , it will tell you that “(auditors) need to overcome some natural tendencies—such as overreliance on client representations—and biases and approach the audit with a skeptical attitude and questioning mind.

Goldilocks, The Three Bears, And Effective Goal Setting

Terry Starbucker

I started as a CPA back in 1982, and was always pretty handy around a spreadsheet (even when they were just 12-column green pads). Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Goldilocks…… I’ve done a lot of budgeting, planning, and goal setting over the course of my career. There is certainly a science to looking into the future, and trying to predict where a business is going to go.

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The Most Popular Master’s Degrees for Women in Business

Women on Business

Obtaining your CPA can open many doors and opportunities in the business world. Guest Post By Mary Madsen, writer for Bellevue University (Learn more about Mary at the end of this post). The number of female students graduating from college recently surpassed the number of men graduating from college. The number of college graduates continuing their education for post graduate degrees is also increasing and women make up a large percentage of these graduate students.

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10 Tips on How to Deliver a Great Concurrent Session

Great Leadership By Dan

If I’m doing a session on succession planning for CPA firms, then I’m at least going to take the time to interview a few CPAs and look up some good accountant jokes.

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Stop The Roller Coaster Of Having Money and Then Not Having Money!

Women on Business

Rule #2 Get a good CPA. We use CPA Moms. Here’s why you need a good CPA! Big subject here! Are you in a roller coaster of having money then not having it? The good news is that I’ve been there and I can help you. After many years of struggling financially. Landing the good job, having a great month, and then not having two pennies to rub together at the end of the year is all too familiar to me.

Raising Capital Through Angel Investors

Women on Business

All three are involved in angel groups and if your goal is raising capital you do not want to spend three months speaking to a CPA that never invests in companies but is there to pick up new clients. Is your business in need of capital? If so this article is for you!

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Making The Hard Decision To Stay Or To Let Things Go!

Women on Business

Or perhaps you will give up the accounting role and have a CPA be responsible for managing the daily routine. We are talking today about when you are scared to move forward but you know that you have to make a choice to stay or to leave!

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A Board Member’s Guide to Corporate Political Spending

Harvard Business Review

According to the 2015 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability, half of the companies in the S&P 500 Index disclose some or all of their contributions of corporate funds to candidates, parties, and committees or have policies not to make such contributions.

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What to Do When a “Devil’s Advocate” Tries to Derail Your Project

Harvard Business Review

” Goehner’s answer drills down to the heart of the matter: the disproportionate effect of the CPA profession’s culture on partner-track women. Devil’s advocates tend to pop up just when a project is about to launch.

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Recommended Resource – Finance Without Fear

Strategy Driven

Benefits of Using this Reference StrategyDriven Contributors like Finance Without Fear because it imparts the appropriate level of financial report understanding needed to be a successful executive or manager while not requiring the reader to be a CPA.

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When Growth is Deceiving

Harvard Business Review

My father was a CPA and amateur poker player. At the end of that stretch he felt duty bound, as a CPA, to calculate his performance. Although the economy is finally improving, growth is still hard to come by. As the founder and co-chief executive of Panera Bread, I can safely report that the growth challenge looms even larger in the brutally combative restaurant industry, where four out of five new concepts fail.

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Debbie Laskey's Expert Insights On Marketing and Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Debbie Laskey is one of my go-to experts when I seek advice about a number of business topics, including marketing, social media, and nonprofit marketing and leadership. So, it's my privilege to share today some of Debbie's insights on all these topics.

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Who Rules the Web Now?

Harvard Business Review

Instead, each possesses a wealth of user information to target ads to individual consumers on a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-action (CPA) basis. Communication Internet CPA CPC[For more, visit the Communication Insight Center.]. At the recent Online Publishers Association Member Summit, the two of us gave a keynote in which we presented some hypotheses about the future of online competition.

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Distinguish Yourself from the Market, Not Just Other Applicants

Harvard Business Review

A CPA was laid off from her high-paying, high-pressure job as comptroller in a small private sector company. If you're an experienced professional, it can be tough to find a job in today's market. Sally (name has been changed) was laid off six months ago. She was a training manager for a large corporation, advising middle and senior managers on career development. She'd worked for her company for a dozen years and was regarded by her boss and her peers as a good performer.

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August Issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter

Six Disciplines

Their Six Disciplines business coach very quickly becomes a trusted advisor relationship that last s - very similar to the relationships you already have with your CPA, your attorney, or your banker. Welcome to the August issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on why there is such tremendous interest in business coaching, what the benefits are, and how coaching can take your organization to the next level.

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August Issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter

Six Disciplines

Their Six Disciplines business coach very quickly becomes a trusted advisor relationship that last s - very similar to the relationships you already have with your CPA, your attorney, or your banker. Welcome to the August issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on why there is such tremendous interest in business coaching, what the benefits are, and how coaching can take your organization to the next level.

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The Timeless Strategic Value of Unrealistic Goals

Harvard Business Review

I did my chartered accountancy degree in India (the equivalent of a CPA), got my doctorate in accounting at HBS, and was teaching financial and managerial accounting at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business when I read the "Strategic Intent" article. Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad's 1989 HBR article "Strategic Intent" brought about a discontinuous shift in my career — from a professor of accounting to a researcher on strategy and innovation.

Laskey Shares Her Insights On Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Also, since my father was a CPA, he was always reading about new tax laws, so he taught me at an early age to stay up-to-date on my industry and trends. When I think about excellent mentors in the business world, I think of Debbie Laskey , who has mentored many people during her career.

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Debbie Laskey On Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Also, since my father was a CPA, he was always reading about new tax laws, so he taught me at an early age to stay up-to-date on my industry and trends. When I think about excellent mentors in the business world, I think of Debbie Laskey , who has mentored many people during her career.

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Those Who Can Speak Close More Sales :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Categories : Sales 2 Comments 1 Marisa Phoenix, CPA November 24th, 2010 at 9:17 am This is a GREAT post.

How I Learned the Hard Way That Aging Technology Is Expensive

Harvard Business Review

Then the family's CFO, my wife, who also happens to be a CPA, demanded to know their TCO. Companies love to stretch out their investments in existing technology as long as possible, a policy whose faulty logic I recently rediscovered in my role as CIO. As chief information officer of my family, I had purchased two used 333 MHz iMac G3s with 160MB of RAM in Bondi blue for my children to play games on. Actually, "used" doesn't quite convey it: They cost $29 each.

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Leaders Can Be Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely

Terry Starbucker

He liked hiring young accountants (I happened to be a CPA at a large firm at the time) because of their bottom-line savvy and buttoned-down approach to looking at a business. People that could match his style of leadership: autocratic and one-way, with a large helping of fear.