Plus, our very first YPG events of the season!
Young Professionals Group eNews
MARCH 2018
Upcoming Events
YPG Captain Welcome Lunch
YPG Captain Welcome Lunch
Friday, April 27
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MNCPA Office
Bloomington, MN
*For YPG Captains Only*
Learn about becoming a YPG Captain
YPG Educational Breakfast
YPG Educational Breakfast: Leadership Learning Lab
Thursday, May 3
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
MNCPA Office
Bloomington, MN
Happy Hour with DRIVE
YPG Happy Hour with DRIVE
Wednesday, May 9
5 - 7 p.m.
Pryes Brewing Company
Minneapolis, MN
"You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader."
-- Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company
How to let go of the need to be perfect
Psychology Today
Perfectionism is a blessing and a curse. It doesn't always serve you, especially if it starts making you second-guess yourself and messes with your head. Get out of the comparison-game rut with these tips.
6 ways you can command the meeting room without saying a word
You may not be leading the meeting, but you can still command your colleagues' attention.
Your personal brand starts with your purpose
What makes you tick? What makes you get up in the morning? What is your why? These questions are something the most successful people think about, and these exercises can help you find your answers.
The 1 thing you need to know about how power changes you as a boss
With great power comes great responsibility -- and, apparently, less empathy. Find out how to avoid becoming that boss .
Supportive AND demanding: 4 ways great leaders can be both -- simultaneously
These may sound as though they're opposites, but you need to have both traits to help your team succeed.

Want to learn how to be the best leader you can be? Check out the MNCPA Leadership Academy.
3 situations when you'll need to confront your boss (and exactly what to say when you do)
The Muse
Sometimes, you just have to say something. It will be nerve-wracking, but knowing what to say during high-pressure confrontational situations can take the edge off.
The gig economy and accountants
CPA Practice Advisor
You probably know someone who's working that side hustle, but did you ever consider that these new niche markets, from Uber to Etsy, could be a great business development opportunity?
* Trivia Challenge
Who holds the title of being the first person to come up with the idea of daylight saving time?
A. Benjamin Franklin
B. Thomas Edison
C. Albert Einstein
D. Nikola Tesla
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
Calling all leaders!
Calling all leaders!
Join the YPG Captains Program
Want to make connections, build leadership skills and earn great prizes? If that's the case, our YPG Captain Program is for you! And, there's a $500 grand prize for the captain with the most points at the end of YPG season. Start leading today! Contact Avery Cropp at with questions.
Photo reel: We'll see you on the other side of busy season!
Check out all the fun from last year's YPG season on the MNCPA Flickr page, and get ready for some more this year. We'll see you again soon!
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CPE for Young Professionals
megaphone 2018 CPE catalog is now online
From tax reform and the new Leadership Academy, to management courses and beyond, turn to the MNCPA to build your career skills. View 2018 CPE options online now, and expect your first mailed CPE Planner in mid-March.
The Eight-Hour MBA: Key Concepts of Powerful Communication
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
Fraud Update: Detecting and Preventing the Top 10 Fraud Schemes
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
Excel Power Pivot: Take Your PivotTables to the Next Level
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: B. Benjamin Franklin

Don't forget to move your clocks forward on March 11!
Source: Live Science
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