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  • Greg Kyte
    Greg Kyte
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    Jason Blumer
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    Jon Lokhorst
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    Melinda Guillemette
  • Scott Kregel
    Scott Kregel

Several years ago I got a last-minute call to headline at a comedy club. The scheduled performer backed out or maybe caught hepatitis, I can’t remember which. So I was the replacement, and it was one of the oddest shows I’ve ever had.

 

The audience was acting weird the whole time. There were periodic bursts of laughter followed by long stretches of nothing. My delivery was good. My timing was good. Everything was fine, but the audience’s reaction was just so strange. Most of the time they weren’t giving me anything. Every once in a while I’d get a good laugh and I’d think, “I got ‘em now!” But then they’d go back to unresponsive. Read more

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CPA firm, Leadership, Personal Growth
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When I ask CPAs about their biggest operational challenge, their answers are remarkably similar. Nearly all have to do with how to deliver less-than-stellar news involving employee performance.

One of my friends who leads a small CPA firm expressed regret about hiring a bright young man who just couldn’t seem to get the work done on time. When I asked the managing partner how he handled the issue, he said, “Well, I gave him a very harsh review at the end of the year.” “How’d he take it?”, I asked. “Not well. He seemed upset and confused, and yet still nothing has changed.”

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