3 Books Every Manager Should Have on Their Bookshelf 


Books on Effective Leadership

As a manager, you inspire your team with integrity, authority, and enthusiasm. One way to continue to do this is by reading books about leadership. Regularly taking in reflections and advice on leading your team provides insightful, practical advice to implement on an ongoing basis. Here are three management books you should be reading.    When it comes time… Read more »

The Value in Reviewing All Organizational Expenses Before the Second Half of 2020 


Reviewing Organizational Expenses

If you started a company in 2020, congratulations! You put a lot of thought and hard work into making your vision a reality. Of course, one of your top priorities is tracking your spending. Since the year is nearly half done, you must be sure to review your organizational expenses. This number will affect the amount you can deduct on your tax… Read more »

Is Daily Meditation the Key to Improving Your Overall Health and Well-Being?


Value of Daily Meditation

Like many busy executives, you most likely manage stress by eating healthy foods, exercising daily, and getting enough sleep at night. To further enhance your overall well-being, you may want to add meditation to your list of daily habits. Remaining under stress for long periods of time can result in headaches, anxiety, depression, heart disease, and other health concerns. Fortunately, one of… Read more »

The Key to an Effective (and Productive) Virtual Meeting on Zoom


Improve Your Virtual Meetings | Improve Zoom Meeting

As an accounting and finance leader during this time of COVID-19, you are navigating a path to keep your team connected and productive while moving the company forward. Along with other ways you have adapted how you conduct business, you most likely have replaced in-person meetings with virtual ones. Although apps such as Zoom make… Read more »

How to Better Manage Your Remote Workforce to Maximize Productivity 


Managing a Remote Workforce | Alliance Resource Group

In response to the uncertainties created by COVID-19, your finance team probably is working remotely. If you are new to remote work, you may be experiencing challenges in leading your employees. Because you lack the daily, in-person interaction of the office, you are finding new ways to navigate forward during rapidly changing circumstances. Fortunately, there are research-based… Read more »

It’s Not an Easy Conversation. How to Chat with an Employee Who Is Performing Below Standards


Issuing Tough Feedback to a Team Member

When you have an employee whose performance is not reaching expectations, you have to address it. If you don’t, your team and credibility will suffer. Since you want to change the employee’s performance as soon as possible, the longer you wait, the harder the conversation will be. Follow these guidelines to talk with an employee who is… Read more »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis


Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »

How to Successfully Meet with a Team Member Who Made a Major Mistake in the Office


Tips on Coaching an Employee

Since you want your team to innovate, they need to take risks. When they take risks, they have the potential to make mistakes. Although everyone makes mistakes, serious ones can end up costing your company significant amounts of money. As a result, you need to handle mistakes as they happen to avoid repeating them. Follow these guidelines to successfully meet… Read more »

What Makes Alliance Resource Group a Better Option for Job Candidates?


Partnering with a Recruiting Agency

If you are an accounting and finance professional looking for your next career move, partner with Alliance Resource Group. We accelerate your job search by getting to know all about you, then introduce you to hiring managers who need the expertise you provide.   Find out how our dedication to filling candidates’ needs makes Alliance… Read more »

Two Ways to Regroup Amid an Otherwise Toxic and Unproductive Workday


As a high achiever, you juggle significant responsibilities throughout the day. Despite your best efforts, there will be days when you find yourself distracted by interruptions and handling unexpected issues. As a result, you won’t be working on everything you planned to. Fortunately, you can take steps to turn around your day and get things… Read more »