February 21, 2013
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CPA + CTP = a strategic career move
  Sandra Wiley  
Stress relievers for busy season
By Sandra Wiley
Accountants lead crazy lives this time of year, but it's a lifestyle our profession wears as a badge of honor. These tips can help you better handle the pressure of too much work and too little time.
  Ken Tysiac  
Companies invest in employee training to reduce global skills gap's effects
By Ken Tysiac/CGMA Magazine
Spending on employee learning and development is rising as companies attempt to hire and train new workers and leaders alike to combat a global skills gap. Read about some of the best practices in L&D, as well as mistakes to avoid.
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Five CEO myths—and what every manager can learn from them
Have you seen a new CEO immediately excel? What sorts of things did a new chief executive do well? A Boston Consulting Group report takes a look at some of the myths about how CEOs should act in their first 100 days.
The talent gap: Good news for skilled workers, bad news for CFOs
A majority of U.S. CFOs say it's challenging to find skilled finance professionals, according to a Robert Half survey. The fight for talent means skilled workers might be able to command higher salaries and other perks.
Internal auditors must focus more attention on strategy
While contingency planning for macroeconomic events remains a concern for internal auditors, another hot spot is strategy creation and execution. Research by the Corporate Executive Board details the top areas of concern.
Risky behavior more common among middle managers than in C-suite
Senior executives often make headlines when they act in ways that damage their companies. But behavioral risk to organizations actually decreases as seniority increases at the manager and professional level, according to research by SHL.
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