By Jon Lokhorst, CSP, CPA, PCC Your Best Leadership LLC Earlier this fall, Accounting Today released its 2023 Best Firms to Work For results, with two Minnesota-based firms scoring high in the midsized employer category. Ranking third among 53 midsized was St. Paul-based Mahoney. Coming in eighteenth was Global Tax Network (GTN), which is headquartered in Maple
By Jon Lokhorst, CPA Most leadership development focuses on being a good boss to the people who report to you. While leading down is important if you want to be successful, it’s mission-critical that you lead well in all directions. Mission-critical leadership, as I define it in my book by the same title, is “using influence to
The post-pandemic rise of employee burnout should have savvy leaders taking these preventative steps to protect themselves and their teams. An increasing rate of employee burnout is among the far-reaching consequences of the global pandemic we’ve been weathering. According to the most recent Future of Benefits Pulse Survey from The Hartford, 61 percent of workers said
Is it possible for you to be a good boss and, at the same time, underperform as a leader in your organization? That was the dilemma facing Peter,* a coaching client who served as a manager in the financial services industry. Peter had the respect of his functional team, which was known for reliable, consistent performance.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus a global pandemic. Within days, employers across the world sent workers home to work remotely. Soon after that, a Gartner survey of top executives showed that roughly half of their organizations had more than 80 percent of their employees working from
Putting some thought into your personal brand can help you show up as your best self in every business situation. Bill was a senior accountant for a multinational company in the hospitality industry.* Although he enjoyed his job, Bill was unsettled and longed for “more.” His attempts at earning promotions to manager ended in disappointment when