Sage helps transform CPAs one by one

Posted By: Tom Hood on July 09, 2015 in Business Strategy
This past weekend we finished up the spring Sage Vision to Strategy Workshops with our session at the MACPA Beach Retreat in Ocean City, Maryland. We were joined by Ed Kless, Sage's Senior Director, Partner Development and Strategy (pictured kneeling in center). Ed is also one of our favorite thought leaders and author of a new book, The Soul of Enterprise, Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy. The Vision to Strategy Workshop (sponsored by Sage) and Ed's session clearly made an impact on...

Speaking in public? Make it memorable. Here's how.

Posted By: Tim Samuel on July 06, 2015 in Business Strategy&Leadership / Management&Organizational Development
As you walk to the podium, your heart starts to beat faster. You have thought long and hard about what you want to say, and now it’s time to share your ideas to your audience. You look into the audience’s eyes, and your mind goes blank. You start sweating, you see that the presentation slide on the screen was just the draft version, and you realize your shoes don’t even match your outfit. You then look at the clock: It’s only 3:12 a.m., and you’ve only been dreaming of...

Made for you and me

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on July 04, 2015 in Leadership / Management
"May the sun in its course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than this, our own country." -- Daniel Webster Indeed. Have a fantastic Independence Day, friends!

Profession's future shines at Student Leadership Academy

Posted By: Rebekah Brown on July 02, 2015 in Leadership / Management
Wow. Just wow. That pretty much sums up my feelings coming out of the our inaugural Student Leadership Academy. I had the privilege of spending two full days with 26 amazing accounting students from 12 colleges and universities across the region. On Thursday, June 25 we learned from Courtney Kirschbaum about the “Success Factor” — the mindset, techniques, and tools for exceptional levels of success. In recapping the session, the students pointed to the following...

SCOTUS gay marriage ruling: What it means for CPAs and their clients

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that the Supreme Court has ruled it’s unconstitutional for states to ban same-sex marriage. In effect, the ruling legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states. What you might not know is that the ruling has lots of implications for CPAs. A slew of services — from tax preparation to health care to financial planning to employee benefits — are being re-examined in the wake of the ruling. Thankfully, it didn’t take long...

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