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So it’s been a few weeks since we had the THRIVEal “Deeper Weekend” learning gathering. I wanted it to be called “THRIVErdome, Battle Royale of Best Practices: That which does not kill you makes you less stupid.” But that got shot down (Jody Padar said it didn’t sound aggressive enough*).

We spent all day Thursday (which is apparently considered part of “the weekend” to Jason Blumer) with Jody Thompson, co-author of the book Why Work Sucks and How To Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution. She guided us through the concept of a results- only work environment, or “ROWE,” and everybody came away from our time with her with a raging ROWEner.

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So it’s been a few weeks since we had the THRIVEal “Deeper Weekend” learning gathering. I wanted it to be called “THRIVErdome, Battle Royale of Best Practices: That which does not kill you makes you less stupid.” But that got shot down (Jody Padar said it didn’t sound aggressive enough*).

We spent all day Thursday (which is apparently considered part of “the weekend” to Jason Blumer) with Jody Thompson, co-author of the book Why Work Sucks and How To Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution. She guided us through the concept of a results- only work environment, or “ROWE,” and everybody came away from our time with her with a raging ROWEner.

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Thriveal just finished up our annual learning gathering. It was called Deeper Weekend – and, boy, did we go deep!

My take-away from the learning gathering is that we are not only leaders of CPA firms, we are Creative Directors. That is, we are directors of the creativity that flows through our firms. This ‘flow of creativity’ is something to recognize, manage, enhance and ultimately sell to our customers. This creativity that we all have is something accountants often suppress. But we attempted to tap into it at this event. I think we got there for so many. It was exciting to see people challenged to enter into an unknown world of being creative, working toward the goal of changing the lives of their customers. It was uncomfortable, compelling and changing.

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Thriveal just finished up our annual learning gathering. It was called Deeper Weekend – and, boy, did we go deep!

My take-away from the learning gathering is that we are not only leaders of CPA firms, we are Creative Directors. That is, we are directors of the creativity that flows through our firms. This ‘flow of creativity’ is something to recognize, manage, enhance and ultimately sell to our customers. This creativity that we all have is something accountants often suppress. But we attempted to tap into it at this event. I think we got there for so many. It was exciting to see people challenged to enter into an unknown world of being creative, working toward the goal of changing the lives of their customers. It was uncomfortable, compelling and changing.

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