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September 30, 2009
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I have rarely known of a problem or challenge within a CPA firm that could not be successfully solved with the help of the right consultant, properly directed. What do consultants do, and what makes good ones good? Read on to find out!
Future leadership and the case for facilitated dialogues within work teams
I believe facilitated dialogues within work teams are the key solution to achieving change and harmony among the different generations. That is where close and effective bonds can be established and nurtured to eliminate generational disconnects and change debilitating business models. Here are some of the reasons dialogues carried out in a non-threatening environment are necessary.
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Five tips for communicating the real value of your services
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