Here is some of our thinking related to managing an accounting firm.
Create greater impact by thinking Big
Thinking big is a central theme in ReNew Group.
Why? Think small, get small. Think Big, get big. Target the Targets!
Most people, by default, because they don’t think big, don’t aim high, and end up developing very average...
In the photo, you’ll see an Australian Eastern Water Dragon
The males are pretty territorial, and we have a couple that roam around our garden. At this time of year (spring in the Southern Hemisphere), the males fight to determine who ‘rules’ the territory.
Our daughter, for...
What do you need to take more ownership of?
Own it: you decide who your clients will be, who can work there and the work you’ll do.
All of us.. need to unpack and dig in.. where do we need more conviction and agency (more on that below). What do we mean by own it?
10 quick hits
From calls we have had with partners in accounting firms over the past couple of weeks:
1. The first sale is to yourself!
Even firms who are doing extremely well and have been working with us for a long time need to constantly remind themselves that they do great work and create...
Vale John Abell coach and mentor
Abell in name and in deeds
One of my mentors died — John Abell — and I attended his service on Saturday. His obituary can be read here »
Mr. Abell (what I called him) was the basketball coach (and taught health) at Butte Community...
Let’s not be fearful about the future
ReNewed determination to follow through on the changes firms know they need to make.
My colleague Shannon Vincent texted me this image as news spread around the world that New Zealand had locked down the ENTIRE COUNTRY for at least three days...
We are receiving some very positive feedback on the Fragility, Scalable, Danger and Insanity Zones in our Pareto for Profits module.
The terminology is really resonating, but more importantly, it is creating EMOTION, which in turn, creates ACTION.
It’s one thing to understand your...
Attracting talent in a buoyant market
Almost every CPA firm and business in the country are hiring.
Times are good for a lot of businesses. Times are also good for employees. The world is one of abundance!
Almost every firm continues to try to figure out a hybrid/remote model. Don’t...
Roy Keely is a Strategic Advisor to ReNew
Roy recently posted a short blog we think you’ll find relevant.
Here is the formula that is upon many CPA firms (and many other businesses):
More work than ever +
Expansion of corporate America (IE stealing talent) +
The 5 Shifts
ReNew Group outlines a ground-breaking program, ReNew Your Accounting Firm, for North American CPA public practice firms.
With two seasoned accountants leading ReNew Your Accounting Firm, it’s no surprise to learn that our passion is to help...
Virtually every CPA firm needs new target clients
The law of entropy suggests that it is impossible to stand still and make progress; every plateau on which you stand will ultimately erode.
Is your firm serving you (or is it the other way round)?
As some of you know, I am an ice hockey nut (which always surprises people, given I live in Australia, not known for its ice!)
Next week, the NHL will hold an expansion draft as it welcomes its 32nd team, the Seattle Kraken. The Kraken...