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

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.

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.

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.

Striving to make accounting cool [MNCPA]
MNCPA board member, Boz Bostrom, publishes his first novel, ‘The New Start’.

Business as unusual
Employers are faced with changing traditional ways of addressing employment issues and short-term solutions are not likely to help.

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.

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.

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.

CPA status options: Can I? Should I? How do I? [MNCPA]
Whether you’re changing your CPA status from inactive to active or vice versa, the most important part is getting the answer right.

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

Take care of yourself, each other [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.

Upheaval and resilience: The path to accounting amid COVID-19 [MNCPA]
The COVID-19 pandemic will cast a long shadow on our world in ways that even the best futurists have failed to consider. We just don’t know what we don’t know.

3 ways to improve digital marketing campaigns
Now that more firms are exploring and launching digital marketing activities, let’s look at three ways to help CPAs get real digital leads.

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.

Workplace holiday parties in the virtual world
Holiday parties will be handled differently this year. Here's what you should consider.

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.

Staff connectivity ideas in the age of COVID-19 [MNCPA]
As many CPAs will share, having time to connect with your peers and refresh is a pillar as important to the process as the W-2 and a direct line to an IRS advocate.

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.

Maintaining and enhancing client engagement now and in the future [MNCPA]
Thankfully, there are several actions you can take (that don’t require you to log into Zoom) to maintain a high level of client service from afar.

Business Perspective: CPACHARGE [MNCPA]
While many have taken to remote work like ducks to water, others are a bit more hesitant. We’ve put together a few of our best practices for successfully working from home.

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

Home or office: Managing employee stress [MNCPA]
The new normal may be anything but normal, and the playbook remains to be written.

Location’s role in your organization [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

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?

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.

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

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.

COVID-19, disaster planning guidance for employers [MNCPA]
Whether for the COVID-19 pandemic or a future disaster, make sure your office has a plan in place to keep operations going.

Culture is key in today’s marketplace [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

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!

Making teleworking work in a time of crisis
With the spread of COVID-19, which is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, many employers who have not previously implemented telecommuting/work from home (WFH) arrangements, are being forced to offer WFH arrangements.

In a political world, what topics can be banned in the office?
Given the current highly charged political environment, employers and employees alike may also be wondering: What, if any, political and other conversations in the workplace is acceptable or appropriate?

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.

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.

MNCPA Perspectives blog posts

MNCPA members: What concerns us most about upcoming tax season
We asked our members as part of the annual MNCPA Tax Survey about what concerns them most about this upcoming tax season...

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...

Lean into the Fourth Industrial Revolution
We no longer simply live in a world of gadgets and doodads. Welcome to Tomorrowland. Are you prepared?

Are homebound employees during COVID eligible for home office deductions?
After the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the U.S. in March 2020, most states experienced various levels of shelter-in-place edicts...

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