Why You Should Always Take an Interview…Even If You’re Not Actively Looking for Work

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The best employees always are on the lookout for job opportunities. They like keeping their options open, sharpening their skills, and learning to interact with different personalities. Even if top talent is not looking to change employers, they appreciate seeing what is out there and how their jobs compare. When you are in the market… Read more »

Stop Skipping Lunch! Even If You’re Busy…Everyone Needs a 30-Minute Break to Refuel and Recharge

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As a busy leader, you may be constantly finishing tasks and completing projects. You also may believe that you have no time for breaks. Although you might think that working through lunch will help you remain productive, the opposite is true. You are more efficient and effective when you take regular breaks, including a lunch break. For help… Read more »

Is Your Work-Life Balance Tipping Out of Control?

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Like most people, work may be invading your personal life. You may be racking up hours in an attempt to get promoted. Or, you could have more work than one person can handle and be trying to get everything done on time. However, poor work-life balance mean you probably feel fatigued and unable to think clearly or work productively. Family and friends probably feel… Read more »

How to Mentally Prepare for a Workplace Presentation When You’re Typically More Introverted

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As an introvert, you probably are more comfortable alone or in a small group than with a crowd of people. However, there will be times at work when you need to deliver a presentation to a potentially large audience. Because you already have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver, your focus should be on preparing your… Read more »

Top Tips for Overcoming Career Shift Anxiety and Nerves

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Navigating a career change causes anxiety. Changing your commute to interact with a new manager and colleagues in an unfamiliar office space is stressful. Even though you took the job to expand your professional path, the desire to make a good impression and excel at your job duties most likely is high. Use these tricks… Read more »

The Secret to Managing Your Email Inbox Effectively!

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Although email is an extremely effective communication tool, it can hinder productivity. If you are like most people, you may spend more than a quarter of each work day reading and answering emails. As a business leader, answering hundreds or thousands of emails daily drains your time and energy. To maximize your time and minimize… Read more »

Self-Reflection Tips: How to Improve Your Management Style When Top Employees Leave Your Office

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A common saying is that people do not leave companies, they leave managers. Part of employees’ dissatisfaction is due to management styles. Because certain styles do not work well with certain workforces, you need to adopt a management style that blends with company culture and increases employee engagement. When searching for top finance professionals, partner… Read more »

Planning for 2018: 4 Podcasts Every Accounting & Finance Leader Should Subscribe To

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Podcasts for Accountants | Alliance Resource Group

As an accounting or finance professional, you engage in ongoing opportunities to stay current in your industry. To add to your sources of education and enhance your leadership skills, we suggest you subscribe to at least one of these four podcasts. Journal of Accountancy Podcast The Journal of Accountancy podcast covers information on taxes, technology,… Read more »

Four Management Tactics to Help Make 2018 More Profitable Than 2017

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As a manager, you are responsible for helping move the company forward. The start of a New Year is a time for setting new business priorities. Here are four ways you can make 2018 more profitable than 2017. Set Business Goals Set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound (SMART) business goals. Use what you accomplished… Read more »