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Increase your emotional intelligence to increase your emotional well-being [MNCPA]
Emotional intelligence is being in touch with your own feelings and the feelings of others, enough that you are effective in both your communication and your persuasive ability.

The power of a new day [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Putting your team in the mental position to accelerate change
You already know your team is vital to successful changes, put them in the place to drive it forward with confidence.

5 ways empathetic leadership can make digital transformation real [MNCPA]
Being more empathetic will not only help companies rebound from the last two years, it will also enable them to find their authentic voice and become an unstoppable force in technology and business.

Refresh your leaders with sabbaticals [MNCPA]
Increasing numbers of employers are offering sabbatical leave to combat burnout and inspire employee retention. Read about the experiences of MNCPA members who have taken sabbaticals.

When changing process hits a bump
Executing change is not always easy and there are bound to be bumps along the way, but with the right guardrails and mindset going into your change you can find success with your team.

How to fix the leaky CPA pipeline [MNCPA]
Additional recruitment efforts won’t resolve staffing shortages if retention issues aren’t fixed first.

Managing your EX (employee experience) [MNCPA]
In a tight labor market, the employee experience becomes a major part of your recruitment and retention strategy. Employers must define and articulate what makes them stand out from other employers.

Overcome the martyrdom of the profession [MNCPA]
Here are changes that can help curb death by a thousand paper cuts in your A&A practice.

Role of the employee stock ownership plan trustee
Independent or not, a trustee’s duties are the same. And as a fiduciary, they are required to act solely in the best interests of the participants and their beneficiaries.

Communication drives everything [MNCPA]
Adapt your communication style to meet others where they are.

CPA firms: Expect the unexpected [MNCPA]
Don’t forget to incorporate the BOA rules into your succession-planning discussion. Doing so will help you to avoid complications, especially if non-CPA owners are involved.

Let’s all do our part! [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Legacy and groceries:
After you retire, do you plan to eat or to buy groceries? If you answered yes, you may want to consider an ESOP.

In the season of thanks, here are mine [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Ready to be a healthier human? [MNCPA]
Prioritize yourself so you can unleash your leadership potential.

Ann Etter, Outstanding Contributor Award [MNCPA]
Ann Etter is the recipient of the Outstanding Contributor Award, which honors those whose volunteer contributions to MNCPA programs bolster the success of members and the profession.

Complexity and rapid rates of change — CPAs know both [MNCPA]
Who better than a CPA to serve as a subject-matter expert and influence decision-makers, while also building your sphere of influence and growing your professional network?

Dan Kidney, Volunteer Excellence Award [MNCPA]
Dan Kidney is a recipient of the Volunteer Excellence Award, which recognizes members who have served as a volunteer for at least five years and provided significant contributions to the MNCPA.

How to prevent turnover when introducing your ‘new normal’ [MNCPA]
It’s time to prepare for a long-anticipated but more gradual shift to the workplace of the future.

Marjorie Heap, Excellence in Professional Development Award [MNCPA]
Marjorie Heap is the recipient of the Excellence in Professional Development Award. The award recognizes members who develop unique MNCPA educational programming.

Masha Yevzelman, Friend of the Profession [MNCPA]
Masha Yevzelman is the recipient of the MNCPA Friend of the Profession award, which recognizes non-CPAs who provide exceptional support to the CPA profession and/or MNCPA.

Scott Kadrlik, Volunteer Excellence Award [MNCPA]
Scott Kadrlik is the recipient of the Volunteer Excellence Award, which honors those who have volunteered with the organization for five years and provided leadership or significant contributions.

The life and times of a networking zealot [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Todd Koch, Distinguished Service Award [MNCPA]
Todd Koch has earned the MNCPA’s highest honor given to a member, the Distinguished Service Award.

Get ahead of the ‘great resignation’ [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

How can you take constructive action understanding Minnesota Nice, diversity, equity and inclusion? [MNCPA]
What steps can you take regarding niceness at work? This article provides you with insights to help you be further educated and action items to help you going forward.

Take care of yourself, each other [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Who was Dorothy Vaughan and what can you learn from her leadership?
Vaughan overcame gender and racial barriers to become a respected leader at NASA during the space race of the 1960s and 1970s.

Can we have the best of both worlds? [MNCPA]
Hybrid work may be a win-win for employees and employers.

What is ESG? [MNCPA]
One acronym has quickly risen to the top of many C-suite and board agendas in the past year: ESG, or environmental, social and governance.

The FAQs of an ESOP
An ESOP might be an appealing option for your business or for a client. Find out more.

We can never go back to before [MNCPA]
Now is the time to start thinking about a different normal in the workplace. The future of retaining — and recruiting — staff may depend on it.

Acknowledging the good in challenging times [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Katie Gabriel, from auctioneer podium to MNCPA board chair [MNCPA]
The new board chair sat down with us to talk about her career, what drives her personally and where she sees the accounting profession heading in the future.

A year of lessons, reflections; adapting in the time of COVID [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Flexibility and the workplace of the future: What does that mean? [MNCPA]
Here’s the bottom line as you prepare to lead the workplace of the future: Creating flexibility by design gives your organization a better chance of success than allowing flexibility with ambiguity.

Advancement of women in public accounting [MNCPA]
Women continue to be underrepresented in the leadership of public accounting firms and are not progressing to the top of the profession at the same rate as their male counterparts. 

Embracing the ‘silver’ [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

How to overcome screen fatigue [MNCPA]
We are faced with a behemoth of challenges as we face this “new normal.” Yes, we’re talking screen fatigue, perhaps better known as Zoom fatigue.

Leadership in a changing world [MNCPA]
Many CPAs are wondering how to continue leading effectively and inclusively in this new work situation. Keep reading for ways you can lead with intention and help your team continue to do its best.

Dealing with return-to-work stress
As more workers transition back to the office, what can organizations do to plan for a safe, comfortable transition?

The value of neurodiversity
Neurodiversity is a term that recognizes certain individuals' brains function differently and includes people on the autism spectrum, as well as those with dyslexia or ADHD, among other conditions.

Getting back to the office during the COVID-19 pandemic
For most employees, the future is not circling a “return-to-work” situation, but rather a return-to-the office one. This produces a variety of emotional reactions, ranging from relief and eagerness to see your peers in the flesh, to concern about contracting COVID-19 and how restrictive the office setting may be.

The importance of empowerment [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Nothing is status quo during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how you communicate
Do a communications gut check. Take five minutes to audit yourself and reflect on whether you’ve communicated with the audiences most important to you lately and, if so, how

Going beyond the basics [MNCPA]
Your organization may have a good foundation for diversity, equity and inclusion, but what's next?

We all have our CPA stories [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

COVID-19 pandemic turns CPAs into emergency workers
Many people think that accountants are just rational unfeeling counting machines who operate completely on logic and reason.

So, what does being a partner mean?
Partners are the culture in a professional service firm — what they believe, what they reward, what they do and how they do it determines what and how things get done.

4 tactics for effective change management in the multigenerational workplace [MNCPA]
Managers are progressively tasked with mastering change management. Success depends on how well finance leaders support these changes within their teams.

Be the CEO of your career
It’s imperative to take ownership of your career trajectory. Don’t leave it to chance. No one cares as much about your career advancement as you do. Think of your career as a business and guess who’s the CEO? It’s you!

COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for employers
How should your office leaders prepare for and respond to a potential pandemic affecting the workplace?

Generation who cares? [MNCPA]
Do generational differences really matter? Consider these thoughts to address the situation in your office.

She said/she said [MNCPA]
We sat down to chat with a mentor and mentee from Deloitte about how both people can benefit from the relationship and experience of mentoring.

Addressing the frogs in your life [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

The kids are alright [MNCPA]
Sixteen accounting students share their thoughts and expectations for the future of the profession and their respective careers.

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.

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.

Giving thanks in trying times [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

MNCPA Perspectives blog posts

Blackout dates ahead of CPA exam changes
A completely overhauled CPA exam will hit testing centers in January 2024. Newsflash: That’s officially one year away! Mark these important dates on your 2023 calendars...

It’s a big week for accounting in Minnesota!
In an ongoing effort to grow the CPA pipeline, the MNCPA joined forces with more than 35 state CPA societies and the AICPA in a concentrated effort to raise awareness of the accounting profession within schools nationwide.

Tips to help you facilitate your next meeting
For some, leading and facilitating meetings comes naturally. For others, it’s akin to pulling teeth. It turns out the key to effective meetings lies in the often-overlooked fundamentals...

Employee and employer: Shaping the future of work
Let me share something that you’ve either heard or, more likely, have experienced: Today’s workers are not the same ones who went home in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic...

3 self-leadership tips to navigate uninvited change
Take your pick — the pandemic, supply chain issues, staffing shortages, turnover, tax law changes — there have been plenty of uninvited disruptions lately...

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