Author Archive | Rita Keller

Too Lazy?

Monday, August 21st, 2017 Too Lazy? “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” – Kobe Bryant During these lazy days of summer, maybe you and your team have gotten too lazy, too comfortable, too laid-back. Now is the perfect time […]

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Flashback Friday – Goals

Friday, August 18th, 2017 Flashback Friday – Goals “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” – Audrey Hepburn Here’s a post from 2015 – Check-in With Your Team – How Are They Doing With Their Goals? I hope everyone in your firm, including admin and partners, are making progress in 2017 on their self-improvement […]

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Using Fear as a Motivator

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 Using Fear as a Motivator “Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.” – Chet Adkins There are plenty of people who argue the pros and cons of using fear as a motivator. While I can’t imagine building an organization via motivation by fear, we are hearing a lot […]

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Performance Management

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 Performance Management “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” – Anthony D’Angelo In the world of CPA firm management, we often talk about performance reviews, performance evaluations or performance feedback. In firms, it has many names. Some call it Career Advancement Process and similar titles. While […]

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The Importance of Your Ownership Structure

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 The Importance of Your Ownership Structure “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” – Hugh Prather Firm governance is a very important issue and many CPA partner groups have not taken the time and made the effort to clearly define what firm governance means to […]

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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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