Avoid Performance Negativism



fter you give a subordinate a poor performance review, beware of the ensuing silence. Wise managers keep the communication lines open by offering suggestions for improvement and setting short-term goals with frequent review dates. That sort of response sends a message to the unhappy employee: The manager wants me to succeed and will try hard to find ways to make that happen.


How to make the most of a negotiation

Negotiators are made, not born. In this sponsored report, we cover strategies and tactics to help you head into 2017 ready to take on business deals, salary discussions and more.


Will the Affordable Care Act be repealed?

The results of the 2016 presidential election are likely to have a big impact on federal tax policy in the coming years. Eddie Adkins, CPA, a partner in the Washington National Tax Office at Grant Thornton, discusses what parts of the ACA might survive the repeal of most of the law.


Deflecting clients’ requests for defense and indemnity

Client requests for defense and indemnity by the CPA firm are on the rise. Requests for such clauses are unnecessary and unfair, and, in some cases, are unenforceable.