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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.

Networking: How to make meaningful, in-person connections in 3 easy steps [MNCPA]
Networking is about making contact with people and exchanging information, ideally to the mutual benefit of everyone. Here are tips to successfully work any room.

Boost your virtual networking power
Keep the foundational principles of networking in place and apply it to the virtual space.

Breaking myths about neurodiversity
Neurodiversity has always been around, but we’re only just starting to realize how we can support neurodiverse people and take advantage of their skills.

Dealing with too many ‘quick questions?’ [MNCPA]
You might think interruptions are just a fact of life when you are an accountant, but for the sake of maximizing productively and maintaining your well-being, it’s important to set boundaries.

Keep the CPE flowing ahead of June 30 [MNCPA]
Stay in the know with this helpful flowchart that outlines CPE requirements and certificate renewal information.

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

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

Don’t be scared! Renew and report before Dec. 31 [MNCPA]
Make no bones about it, Dec. 31 is your deadline for renewing and reporting to the BOA. Miss it and you’re out of compliance.

MNCPA honors 10 individuals with awards [MNCPA]
In a time of uncertainty, it’s nice to recognize a never-wavering certainty: MNCPA members continue to accomplish the extraordinary.

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

As organizations move back to work, what does ‘the new normal’ look like? [MNCPA]
The pandemic required employers to rethink office and work arrangements. Employers are also were faced with demographic, economic, cultural and technological changes.

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

Keeping fresh: How to prevent burnout [MNCPA]
Burnout among CPAs and financial professionals happens when people are in a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. 

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.

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.

Pulse Survey results guiding MNCPA offerings in 2021 [MNCPA]
Since the start of the pandemic, the MNCPA has sent multiple Pulse Surveys to determine how COVID-19 is impacting your business. Here's what we learned and are doing.

Small, but mighty: Combating microaggressions [MNCPA]
Everyday verbal and nonverbal insults, known as microaggressions, are negatively effecting how we interact with each other.

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.

Avoid firm permit renewal hiccups [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

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.

What’s in a title? Look beyond status [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Be the CEO of your career [MNCPA]
It’s imperative to take ownership of your career trajectory. This was true prior to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s even more true now as we face continued uncertainty.

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

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!

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

Getting to know Prepare + Prosper [MNCPA]
Founded in 1971 by a group of justice-minded accountants, Prepare + Prosper is a nonprofit that works with people to build financial well-being and solve for financial inclusion.

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.

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.

A look back at the MNCPA’s MBAC22 [MNCPA]
The MNCPA’s premier event for CFOs, financial leaders, internal auditors and business advisers was back this year in a new format and new venue.

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

Harness the power of your mobile devices [MNCPA]
Consider downloading these apps to maximize the power of mobile devices in today’s climate.

MNCPA Perspectives blog posts

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...

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