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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 Рand, 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 ‚Äėflow of creativity‚Äô 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 Рand, 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 ‚Äėflow of creativity‚Äô 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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Business, conferences, Design Thinking
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