Leadership, Communication and Professional Skills

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.

Stay in charge of your time and energy

Kevin Gienger, CPA, shares ways CPAs can better manage their time and become more productive without losing sight of what’s most important to them.

Lessons in leadership

Leadership Academy graduates describe the best leadership or career lesson they learned through their participation.

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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.