Pure Lucht
Leadership Lessons Learned by John Lucht

This weekend, Georgians shook off the cabin fever (and an earthquake tremor, to boot) and settled back into our daily routines. What a crazy spate of winter weather we’ve had in Atlanta. Like other businesses around the city, we officially closed our offices for two days to make sure our employees were not on the road during the snow and ice storms.

While we have to admit we were frustrated that not one, but two winter storms arrived just as our audit and tax busy seasons were gearing up, most of us made quick adjustments and managed to throw in some fun time along with working remotely. I was one of those people, venturing out to create my own snowman…bringing...

I recently returned from a conference with other CPA firm CEOs. The conference, “Winning is Everything,” sounds like a bunch of overly competitive, high achiever, Type A personality types that think to win at all costs is first and foremost in being successful in business.  As it turns out, the name of the conference was deceiving. We discussed topics including getting in the mind of the buyer, developing an inclusive workplace and encouraging collaboration.  Now, those sound like topics that required focus on others, not me, me, me.

I was particularly intrigued by the discussion on “Collaboration – a Secret Weapon for Retention, Engagement and Motivation” that was presented by Sandra Wiley.  She reminded us of the Helen Keller...

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