We have to try, or what’s the point?

In the words of one of our greatest American songwriters (in my opinion) Lyle Lovett: Look I understand too little too late I realize there are things you say and do You can never take back But what would you be if you didn’t even try You

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It’s The Real Deal … Not A Fad

The “buzz” about competency-based approach is not a fad. I really don’t think that it will pass. It is complex. Or maybe it’s just different from what we know and expect when it comes to education. But what is fundamentally different is this: the competency-based approach isn’t

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Measuring Your Success — What’s Key To Performance?

How can an organization know if it is really being effective? What are the measures of success? Is it how much money is in the checking account? Or how many members or customers it has?  How many dollars of sales? Profit margin? What measurements should we really

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Complexity and the Importance of Knowledge Capability

We are all experiencing the highest level of complexity we have ever been faced with. Much of the complexity is driven by technology and the ongoing glut of information. The information overload creates and encourages increasing diversity of thought and opinion. Managing information in this environment is

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Proud Moments On Hallowed Ground

If you haven’t been living under a rock recently you could not help but know that this is a renewal year for your license and firm permit, and that the Society is 100 years old this year. For staff it has been great learning about the Society’s

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Where Do You Spend Your Time?

Every few years here at the Society we try to evaluate all the programs and services we provide to members. We do this because resources are limited (duh) and we want to make the most of them. And also because things change … new trends, new priorities,

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CPE? Professional Development? Competency Enhancement? Does It Matter?

The conversation about learning for professionals seems to be “picking up steam.” It’s almost like it’s very fashionable to talk about a variety of approaches to learning. We first started talking publicly about these concepts relative to the CPA profession with the release of The Future of

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The Book Of The Century

The Society’s “official” centennial anniversary (May 6) came and went quietly last week. The big 100-year celebration with more than 800 attending is tomorrow night at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. Soon that will be over too, and we’ll go back to focusing on the

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The Power Of Peer Group Knowledge

There is an old saying that “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”  I was thinking about that saying last week after our most recent Not-for-Proft CFO Peer Group meeting. Most everyone in the room is the OFO (only financial officer) of their organization, so

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What’s In Your Professional Development Plan?

What CPE will members take for their 120 hours for the renewal in 2017? That’s right 2015 is the beginning of a new license cycle for CPAs in Indiana! (Not to worry, you will hear a lot about renewing individual licenses and firm permits with the Indiana

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