by Cecilia Yam Meetings are always named as the top time waster in the office. However, that is largely due to how they are conducted. When conducted effectively, meetings disseminate valuable information, increase workplace communication, and boost morale and productivity. In the last year, the Institute’s Practice Review Committee reviewed and discussed over 200 practice… Read More How to lead effective meetings
By Stacy Lee Kong No one wants to be a subpar manager. Here’s how to up your game and be a standout boss. When Ilana Zeidel, a tax accountant at a mid-sized Toronto firm, was promoted to a management role for the first time, there were tricky moments. “At first it was a bit awkward… Read More Let’s hear it for the boss
By Neil Amato Companies that share information with employees find that transparency makes everyone more visionary. On the surface, Tasty Catering is similar to many of its competitors in the Chicago area: It offers a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, and snacks for weddings and corporate events.
By Jennifer Campbell Colombia is affirming its place on the economic world stage with new trade agreements and significant GDP growth. Colombia has been an economic darling on the world stage, with real GDP growth of more than 4% from 2010 to 2014. Colombia attracted record levels of investment in 2013 and 2014, much of… Read More Doing business in… Colombia
While Chartered Accountants are renowned for their problem solving skills, strong listening skills are equally important, writes Patricia Barker. When I was a young Chartered Accountant, I was trained, like you, to be a problem solver. I became an accounting lecturer and I taught students to solve problems. I served for 25 years as Chair… Read More Learning to listen
By Brett Tromp In business, there’s a story that lives on about a mistake once made by Sheryl Sandberg, former Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google – not because of the error itself, but because of co-founder Larry Page’s response. When Sandberg realised she’d made a bad decision that would cost… Read More Winning at failing