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The Prioritization of Employee Experience in 2022

The Prioritization of Employee Experience in 2022  We’ve been inundated with various headlines regarding the Great Resignation. And while they all have different perspectives, one commonality exists – the value placed on employee experience. Employees are making it very clear that while money is important, it isn’t everything. They want to be valued and appreciated,… | Read the full article »

New Year; New Budget

New Year; New Budget Maintaining Control Over the Organization’s Finances  It’s January. Your new calendar is in place. There is a renewed sense of energy among the team. A fresh start for your business awaits. Your organization has its yearly goals (or you are in the process of developing them), and it appears to be full… | Read the full article »

At the Intersection of the Great Resignation, Professional Services, and Those Who Stayed

At the Intersection of the Great Resignation, Professional Services, and Those Who Stayed Shifting Perspective from Those Who Left to Those Who Remain  The Great Resignation of 2021 has left more than vacant seats … although it has left plenty of those too. In its wake are thousands of desperate CEOs and the often forgotten-about, frenzied,… | Read the full article »

Unwrapping the Top Three Overlooked CFO Year-End Processes

Unwrapping the Top Three Overlooked CFO Year-End Processes  The holidays are upon us. And while we all may enjoy the traditions, family time, gift-giving, and merriment (likely even more so this year), there is still work to be done … particularly for CFOs. It’s time for year-end analyses and processes to end 2021 in an… | Read the full article »

Five Steps to Committing to Financial Management Fundamentals

Five Steps to Committing to Financial Management Fundamentals  We seem to take one step forward and two steps back lately – with the pandemic, the economy, and life in general. In many instances, things are so close to “normal,” we’re ready to embrace it all again wholeheartedly. We need the familiar, especially during the tradition-filled… | Read the full article »

Accounting for Gratitude at Work

Accounting for Gratitude at Work  Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I sincerely hope you all took advantage of that special time to take a break from your busy lives, gather with loved ones, and remember to be grateful for all that you have. Too often though, we think about gratitude only in terms of our personal lives. Thoughts of gratitude invoke images of the Thanksgiving table… | Read the full article »

“Can You Pass the Turkey … And How Much Money Did We Make Last Month?”

“Can You Pass the Turkey … And How Much Money Did We Make Last Month?” The Pitfalls of a Family Member Investor  Ahhh the holidays are among us again (I have no idea how!). Next week, most of us will gather to give thanks for all that we have, as we sit around a table full… | Read the full article »

The Impact of Management Practices on Business Outcomes

The Impact of Management Practices on Business Outcomes New Research Shows Direct Correlation with M&As and Financial Performance  It’s no secret – good management is good business, plain and simple. But is it possible to actually quantify the impact on business outcomes, such as mergers and acquisitions and financial performance? According to research conducted by the… | Read the full article »

Attention CFOs: Financial Targets Don’t Motivate Employees

Attention CFOs: Financial Targets Don’t Motivate EmployeesTips on Motivation Minus the Numbers  Without a doubt, as CFOs, our language is the language of numbers. Simply, numbers make sense. So, it’s probably no surprise that we use them more often than other people. And while it seems intuitive to us that numbers are a great way… | Read the full article »

What Getting Stuck in an Elevator Teaches You

What Getting Stuck in an Elevator Teaches You  There are Lessons in Nearly Every Situation  I recently enjoyed a wonderful evening with some friends and family. We had a lovely dinner and then went to a show. We had purchased tickets for Hamilton years before the pandemic changed our lives, and were thrilled to finally… | Read the full article »