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    1. Survey Shows Nonprofits Most Concerned with Staffing and Funding Cutbacks

      Survey Shows Nonprofits Most Concerned with Staffing and Funding Cutbacks

      Staff retention and recruitment ranks as the number one challenge for nonprofits, according to the first annual BDO Nonprofit Standards, a benchmarking survey designed in partnership with The NonProfit Times. More than 70 percent of respondents cited those staffing concerns. Cutbacks in funding and drops in revenue follows, identified by 48 percent of nonprofits.

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    2. Lessons learned on the path toward revenue recognition implementation | Accounting Today

      We have less than 200 days to go until the 2018 effective date for public companies for the new revenue recognition standard, and many accounting and finance professionals are in high gear preparing their organizations and clients for the transition. With so much focus on implementation, I wanted to share some lessons learned from three companies that have either adopted or are well along in adopting the new revenue recognition standards.

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    3. Unwritten Rules of Public Accounting for The Next Generation of Leaders

      Unwritten Rules of Public Accounting for The Next Generation of Leaders

      Show of hands.  How many of us have been driving down a highway – perhaps going a mile or 20 over the speed limit – when the blue lights begin flashing in our rearview mirrors? Our initial reactions aren’t going to be to argue, act rude or belligerent, right? Why? Because it’s common sense not to smart talk the police. Simple rules of the road.

      Just like there are common sense rules of the road, there are also a few “unwritten” rules in public accounting that those starting out in the industry, as well as professionals with a few miles ...

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    4. New Tax Scams Popping Up: IRS Warns of Email & Phone Schemes

      The IRS is warning taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2017 filing season. The IRS saw a big spike in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season. New and evolving phishing schemes have already been seen this month as scam artists work to confuse taxpayers during filing season.

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    5. The Family Dynamics We Grew Up with Shape How We Work

      The Family Dynamics We Grew Up with Shape How We Work

      Does your CEO remind you of your bullying older brother? Or the mother who always refolded your clothes because you didn’t do a good enough job? Or the emotionally distant father who never praised you? Watch out: Chances are your CEO is recreating the very same dynamics that shaped his early family life. The entire executive team, and its mission, may suffer unless the CEO recognizes it and takes conscious steps to change his subconscious behavior.

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    6. How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

      How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

      When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or promote a star player into a management role if they’ve never managed anyone?

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    7. Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity

      Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity

      Roughly 85% of corporate executives and board members are white men. This number hasn’t budged for decades, which suggests that white men are continuing to select and promote other white men. It is well known that people tend to favor and promote those who are similar to them — and that this in-group bias is problematic because it reinforces stereotypes and inequality. However, while it is a common tendency, not everyone is allowed to advocate for their own group.

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    8. 5 Practical Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

      5 Practical Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

      When you're happier at work you're more successful. Why not be happier at work? There are a lot of things you can do to be happier at work no matter what your level of happiness already is. When you love your job, it's much easier to smile and have a more positive attitude. If you think of your job as stressful, annoying, and unbearable, you may want to start looking for other work opportunities that will lead you closer to what you like and love to do.

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    9. 7 Mind-Expanding Lessons from TED Talks on How to Hack Your Own Brain

      7 Mind-Expanding Lessons from TED Talks on How to Hack Your Own Brain

      You can make yourself more confident, more generous, and less likely to succumb to stress. Here's how. Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress, and more successful? Of course you would, and you can. In a fascinating series of TED Talks, social psychologists describe ways we can trick our own brains to make ourselves better in almost every way.

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    10. The 3 Ways People React to Career Disasters

      The 3 Ways People React to Career Disasters

      It’s not how hard you fall, but how you pick yourself up that really matters. That is what we learned from 9000+ responses to our HBR survey on bouncing back from career setbacks. Resilience alone won’t cut it—you need to do some serious self-reflection. We worked with Douglas (Tim) Hall, a leading expert on careers, and his doctoral student Lan Wang of Boston University’s School of Management to analyze the data about how managers said they recovered. Three overall patterns emerged.

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    11. The 5 Key Ingredients of a Happy Workplace

      The 5 Key Ingredients of a Happy Workplace

      Happy companies don't just create themselves and share several key attributes. In the early days of a startup, workplace culture takes care of itself. You have a small team, things are moving quickly and everyone knows everyone and is involved in everything that's happening. It's often intense, but that level of involvement breeds its own excitement and contentment. When your company grows past a certain point, creating a happy workplace takes a lot of consideration.

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    12. How to Document a Performance Review

      How to Document a Performance Review

      The annual performance review can be stressful. But while many managers focus their attention on what they’ll say in the face-to-face conversation, they forget the importance of documenting their impressions in the right way. The following piece, adapted from the book Performance Reviews, will help you write down your feedback in a way that will both meet your organization’s requirements and pave the way for an effective discussion.

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