Finding Margin in Business and in Life

Turning Accounting on Its Head

It is difficult to believe we launched into the accounting business three years ago with a vision to serve a small number of clients in an exciting and unique way.  The idea behind it was to create a service that cross-pollenized the traditional accounting practice with the more intimate connection of an on-site client-employed bookkeeper […]

Leaving Well

It wasn’t a decision you made lightly.  It took months of thinking, prayer and introspection to reach this point of clarity.   You’re done.  You’ve made the decision to resign.  As an executive in the company, what does that mean?   What does it look like?  What is the process? Having gone through this experience a few […]

Five Life Principles from My Father

With the approach of Father’s Day this weekend, I’ve been reflecting on my life as a father and, of course, thinking about my dad, too.   Dad was born in 1947.  A baby boomer.  A baby boomer who spent over 30 years pastoring a small church in the great American desert of western Kansas and now […]

Six Steps to Working for a Manipulative Boss

Some time ago I read a blog post by Don Miller, a prolific writer and founding director of Storyline.  The post is entitled The Single Defining Characteristic of a Manipulator.  In it, he states “…manipulative people will use guilt, shame, lies and trickery to get what they want.”  Have you ever worked for someone like […]

The Other Side of Burnout

A few years ago I found myself at the point of burnout.  I was physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually exhausted.  At the time I was serving on the executive team of a small company; in many ways my dream job.  Over time, however, the challenges inherent within the organization’s frenetic culture led to a perfect storm […]

How Do I Set Up My Business?

When starting a business, one of the significant questions an entrepreneur may miss is “What kind of business entity do I form?”  In my experience, it is a question I’ve raised with potential clients, only to be met with the thousand yard stare.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about…think Ferris Bueller’s classmates stuck in a room […]

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