Plus, how to protect your privacy on LinkedIn
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This word can make or break your team
Shared accountability isn't just nice, it's necessary. By ensuring commitments are kept and your team is on the same page, you're setting them up for success.
4 reasons you're always putting out fires at work
The Muse
Here's a hint: It has nothing to do with your co-workers.
'Always on' isn't always best for team decision-making
Constant interaction with colleagues can be draining. New research reveals it can also hinder problem-solving.
How to protect your privacy on LinkedIn
You probably already guard your privacy on Facebook and Twitter, but what about LinkedIn? This social media site may be tracking more than you realize. Better understand how your data's being used and safeguard your privacy with these tips.
Rather than a micromanager or absentee manager, be a thought partner
Radical Candor
Are you afraid you might be too hands off or hands on with your team? Learn handy techniques for how to empower team members and be their thought partner instead.
Networking Tip
"Eliminate awkwardness by eliminating aimlessness. Every conversation should have a purpose."

-- Vanessa Van Edwards, behavioral investigator and author
Discover more ways to take the pressure out of networking.

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Featured Captain
Mariah Geiger
Senior accountant
Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP
This captain's dream vacation includes whale watching in Alaska.
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* Trivia Challenge
What condiment was once sold as medicine during the nineteenth century?
A. Tabasco sauce
B. Wasabi
C. Mustard
D. Ketchup
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
Photo reel: Holiday Celebration
Members of the YPG and young professionals from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the holidays at our December social.
Photos courtesy of SPOT.
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CPA Day at the Capitol
Feb. 5 | 8 a.m. – noon | 3 CPE, technical | Free, members only

Elected officials heard young professionals loud and clear last November. Don't let it be the last they hear from you. Make plans to attend CPA Day at the Capitol. We know it's a busy time to get away. But with topics like conformity and taxing professional services on the table, legislators need to hear from you.

Legislators are listening. Speak up.
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Federal Tax Update: Individuals (Form 1040)
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Tax Reform Update: Latest Developments for Individuals, Small Businesses, Corporations and Pass-Through Entities
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The Eight-Hour MBA
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: D: Ketchup

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