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Those Who Dare

Katherine Martin, award winning screenwriter and magazine editor, completed her third book on courage just before she died in 2004. Having known and worked with Katherine, I could not read the book in 2004 and just recently completed it. It is phenomenal –more potent and personal than her first two books about ordinary people who… Continue reading Those Who Dare

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A Challenge to CPAs, Legislators and the Public

Surpassing their basic financial, accounting and tax capabilities, CPAs have a major, reserved role - they are the critical cog in the wheel of financial regulation. CPAs take an oath to protect the public - which is the reason for their license and the reason that no one but CPAs can attest to the validity… Continue reading A Challenge to CPAs, Legislators and the Public

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Why Women Leaders Need More Self-Confidence Than Men

Great article - why it is even more important for women to have strong self-confidence in order to succeed as leaders than it is for men. The implication is that the organization's environment significantly affects whether self-confidence in women will be accepted and affirmed or criticized. The organization's environment can support or diminish the potential… Continue reading Why Women Leaders Need More Self-Confidence Than Men

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David Brooks on Leadership

What makes a good leader?  There have been many attempts to define the quintessential attributes of a strong leader.  David Brooks has written a phenomenal essay on leadership, using the current question of whether or not Romney's experience as a CEO 'tells us anything about whether he would be a successful president.'  Paraphrasing David, high level… Continue reading David Brooks on Leadership

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Van Rensselaer Award

Sandra Suran, CPA, returned from Nashville last week where she accepted a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) at their annual meeting.  The award was for "outstanding achievements as a leader, significant accomplishments and contributions to the effectiveness of state boards of accountancy in assuring the competence and… Continue reading Van Rensselaer Award