Leadership, Communication and Professional Skills

How to make a winning speech

Experienced speakers share advice for conquering nerves to make speeches, lead seminars, and share knowledge with peers.

The 5 traits of a great manager

Nate Dvorak, a workplace researcher and client adviser at Gallup, reveals what recent studies say about the qualities needed for effective management.

3 keys to productivity

Kevin Gienger, CPA, managing partner at Boldt Carlisle + Smith, offers strategies for working less and accomplishing more.

Focus time spells freedom from distractions

Using focus time to escape from interruptions, email, and phone calls leads to greater productivity and allows busy managers to tackle projects and solve problems without distractions.

Easy tools for time management

Careful planning and scheduling time for crucial work functions are key to time management, says Kevin Gienger, managing partner at Boldt Carlisle + Smith in Salem, Ore.

Avoid the midday slump

This article discusses ways you can battle the late-afternoon energy crash to stay productive.

How to get clients to follow your advice

Having clients fail to take your advice can be frustrating. But by changing the way you offer that advice, you can increase the chances that clients will comply.

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In focus: Payroll

Providing payroll services that comply with ever-changing regulations and meet evolving employee and employer demands is no easy task. Paychex's Tom Hammond discusses common payroll considerations for CPA firms.