Recently I’ve witnessed and heard of numerous instances of accountants hesitating to pick up the check—at a coffee shop—or rushing to pay their own tab at the deli, before their guests even put their order in! Accountants need to know the difference between being frugal and being cheap, especially in networking situations.
Proof and foot this any way you want – here are the numbers that add up to 2014 and a good portion of the work this year by Kristen Rampe Consulting:
Presented to over 1,000 attendees at monthly webinars with AccountingWeb while revealing 20 truths and 10 lies about myself over the course of the year. Thank you to all of you who were a part of these!
Last week I was speaking at AccountingToday’s Growth and Profitability Summit in sunny Florida. While I was there, I experienced a great example of just how important face-to-face communication is.
I went to a meeting the other day, one with a mix of professionals and aspiring professionals (college students). I’d love to tell you what the purpose of the meeting was, but I don’t actually know.
One might ask, what was I doing at a meeting where I didn’t even know the purpose to begin with? Well, I recently joined an organization and this was a regular monthly meeting, so I figured I would go and see what they were all about. Or not, as it turned out. They didn't know how to hold an effective meeting.
One summer during college I worked as a temp at a mortgage company and was lucky enough to work with a great manager. Drew showed me how to keep a clean desk (not sure I actually practice this, but it was great to see it in action) and how to have patience with a wide variety of talent levels on your team. He didn’t know it, but he was a mentor of mine and the skills he passed on have stayed with me for a number of years that will remain undisclosed.
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