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Building better business advisers: Got conferences? [MNCPA]
Take a hollistic approach to employee development when it comes to conferences.

Keys to workplace happiness
Happiness at work is something nearly everyone wants, but it can be challenging to achieve.

3 ways new employee surveys can improve retention
Here are three ways that a new employee survey can support and even improve retention. Make sure to ask the right questions and analyze the results for action.

What does the future of the profession look like? [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Learning the ropes: A tale of attending client meetings with a mentor
Teaching less experienced staff members how to work client meetings is a win all around for the team.

8 questions for entrepreneurial accountants
Ask yourself these eight questions to get your organization on track.

Calculated risks enhance clients' experiences
Changing the structure of the traditional accounting firm also enhances employees' experiences

How might it be in 2023 and how to get there — part 2
The CPA profession is undergoing the most significant transformation ever in the next five-plus years! This is an exciting time for all of us -- at every level. It is also a time of concern for leaders as they make decisions about their firm's future direction.

Show up as your best self in every situation
Have you ever left a conversation thinking you didn't come across very well or that you didn't provide much value to the discussion? Or have you finished a presentation wondering why you failed to make an important point?

Engaging partners in the firm's future
Partners are the culture in a professional services firm -- what they believe, what they reward, what they do and how they do it determines what and how things get done. And, if they don't believe in what the firm is doing, they will never be effective role models who think about the firm first and actively bring the whole of the firm's services to their clients.

Lessons learned from positive, negative encounters
On the topic of leadership, I reached out to 42 public Minnesota-based companies and 15 of the largest privately-owned Minnesota-based companies. My outreach yielded 29 conversations with CEOs and senior executives, many of which turned into 90-minute conversations.

A contract game [MNCPA]
Combing through contracts is a learned skill, and one for which many CPAs are not initially prepped.

Companies supporting CPAs [MNCPA]
It’s a simple story, and one that you’ve heard countless times. Heck, it’s one you can relate to.

Going full throttle [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Mentoring -- and how to successfully start your program [MNCPA]
The topic of mentoring garners a lot of interest these days. Given the continuing talent shortage that many organizations are fighting, initiatives for mentoring/coaching are popping up everywhere.

Unlocking creativity with discipline [MNCPA]
You may think creativity and accounting mix as well as oil and water. But, what if I told you that your performance and business could improve by strengthening your creative mind?

MNCPA Perspectives blog posts

Discovering unexpected gifts in candid conversations
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is attending MNCPA events and meeting new people. I greatly enjoy having conversations with members...

Meet the 2019-20 MNCPA board officers
It's April 2019 and the MNCPA is celebrating. Not only has the big tax deadline passed, but it's also time for us to welcome our new board chair and officers...

Keeping up with the pace of change
In Justin Trudeau's 2018 Davos address, he said the now-famous line, "The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again."

MNCPA membership is half off

Saving 50% just makes cents, right? But the savings don’t stop there. Keep an extra $20-100 in your pocket on most seminars, conferences and webinars when you join the MNCPA. That’s in addition to members-only access to online resources, career tools and networking opportunities. 

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