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How To Manage Up

How To Manage Up

Over the last couple of weeks, I've had three coaching calls with senior managers who were experiencing significant frustration. They have been tasked by their firm leaders with accomplishing important firm objectives. But each manager has been thwarted by an...

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It’s Your Career. Invest In It.

It’s Your Career. Invest In It.

About midway through the NextGen Conference sponsored by NYSCPA last week, I spoke briefly with Tom. He was a young accountant with a few years’ experience. I asked him what he was getting from the speakers so far. He said, “I guess I need to get on with it. I haven’t...

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Your Thinking Controls Your Actions

Your Thinking Controls Your Actions

Last week, I wrote about how your thinking controls your actions. For instance, if you are overcome with dread when you think about a particular task on your to-do list, you are far less likely to do anything about it. It’s easier to put it off…again. To get yourself...

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Have To Or Get To?

Have To Or Get To?

During an intense or extended busy time, you let certain things go because you’re focused on the work at hand. But when you get to the end and you’re done, you have all the things you put off waiting for you. They are on your desk, to-do list or calendar. Some of...

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Are You Being Innovative?

Are You Being Innovative?

I came across a 2014 survey produced by the Center for Creative Leadership, finding that 94% of the global executives surveyed believe that innovation is a key driver for their future success. Yet only 14% indicated they had confidence their organization had the...

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Don’t Run Out Of Runway

Don’t Run Out Of Runway

When you begin a lengthy activity, project or season, you’re on the runway ready to take off. You’ve got energy, focus and resolve. A smooth ride and safe landing are your goals. You aren’t even thinking about running out of runway when landing. But what do you do...

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