Author Archive | Rita Keller

Cubicle Courtesy Guidelines

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Cubicle Courtesy Guidelines “The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.” – W. Edwards Deming A long time ago, I did a blog post about tips for living in a cubicle. Many accountants who have their own office (like partners […]

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Silence Is Often Not Golden

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 Silence Is Often Not Golden “Organizations are destroyed by behaviors that should be confronted but are condoned by silence.” – Dan Rockwell @leadershipfreak I have often operated by that old phrase, “Silence Is Golden”. There were just times when it was very appropriate, in my opinion, to say nothing. For instance, […]

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Yes! Reading Can Make You More Successful

Monday, March 27th, 2017 Yes! Reading Can Make You More Successful “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke I am a firm believer in the fact that reading is an invaluable career-building and character-building activity. I read for education and for pleasure. […]

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CPAFMA – The CPA Firm Management Association

Friday, March 24th, 2017 CPAFMA – The CPA Firm Management Association I hope you are a member of CPAFMA. I also hope you have the opportunity to attend chapter meetings that happen around the country. Here is where you can find a chapter near you. I recently attended the Ohio Chapter of CPAFMA, hosted by […]

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We All Must Learn To Deal With Difficult People

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 We All Must Learn To Deal With Difficult People “If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” – John W. Gardner Yes, difficult people are all around us – friends, relatives and the people at […]

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Don’t Always Believe It

I try to provide CPAs and all the people working inside CPA firms with helpful information via my presentations, workshops, newsletter, consulting activities and this blog. Much of it comes from my many years of actual experience working inside a growing, profitable CPA firm. Some of it also comes from my extensive reading…. of books, […]

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