It's hard to receive less-than-glowing feedback about the state of your business. But if you really want to move the needle and drive continued results, the best thing you can do is bring in an advisor who can identify problem areas and help lay the groundwork for improvement. Those of us in the profession understand this concept because it's the cornerstone of our career. Even so, nobody said it would be easy. Keep reading for some tips that can help make the difficult conversations a little easier.
Mike Taylor, CPA a principal with Rea & Associates, spoke about these qualities and the importance of stepping away from the business on episode 18 of unsuitable on Rea Radio, a podcast produced by the firm. Not only did he touch on some fantastic points CPAs can use when working with clients, I think these lessons could be valuable when looking at the effectiveness of your firm as a whole.
How does this insight relate to LeanCPA? Because the LeanCPA team consists of advisors who work with firms nationwide to identify ways to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency. We are fluent in the language of difficult conversations. In our experience, we find that once we are able to establish trust with our clients and convey our genuine interest in helping them succeed, by the end of the engagement, everybody is ready to embrace the ideas and initiatives that support the organization's initiatives – while fulfilling critical Lean Six Sigma objectives. And once you accomplish your goals, amazing things start to happen. Want to find out how LeanCPA can help you? Email us to learn more. I also want to encourage you to listen to "This Is An Intervention – The Positive Psychology Of Hard Conversations" for more expert advice from Mike on unsuitable on Rea Radio.