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January 23, 2014
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Five tips for better business writing
By Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CGMA
Finance can demonstrate its value with more thought-provoking communication.
  Jennifer Wilson  
Failure is a good thing—really!
By Jennifer Wilson
Firms cannot grow unless they risk failure in any number of areas. Consider these four reasons why you should encourage failure in your firm.
  Howard Adamsky  
Going from CFO to CEO
By Howard Adamsky
Four things for CFOs to consider before thinking about making the leap to chief executive.
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Why Tuesday is workers' most productive day
Nearly 40% of U.S. human resources managers say Tuesday is the most productive day for employees, a new report indicates. Find out which is the second-most productive.
Consider this before serving on a board
The role and responsibilities of a board member significantly differ from those of a CPA in public practice. Two attorneys explore the unique responsibilities of external board members—and the exposures they face.
Management accountants see average salaries rise 3%
See what others earn, how many hours they work per week, and what skills they are looking to sharpen.
Inspiring collaboration is critical for higher growth
"Network leadership"—the ability to facilitate employee collaboration across business silos—is a key to growth. Research suggests that many leaders are lagging in this important skill.
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  The Overachiever's Guide to Getting Unstuck: Replan, Reprioritize, Reaffirm
Author Bill Reeb lays out a thoughtful process for determining what drives you, moving you past roadblocks to derive a greater sense of fulfillment from what you take on in life.
  Navigating Mergers & Acquisitions: Guidance for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations
Using a cookbook approach, this resource helps you to understand the major aspects of the M&A process, including due diligence, common transaction documents and terms, and examples specifically tailored to middle market companies.
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This resource offers guidance and practical tools designed to demystify risk identification at the enterprise or entity level and to help the user develop a tailored approach to the organization's risk management requirements. This edition contains COSO thought leadership and an overview of risk assessment approaches and techniques that have emerged as the most useful and sustainable for decision-making.
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