Curated by Accountants for Accountants – June 2016

Welcome back and happy June. It seems like only yesterday that we were gearing up for the start of 2016! For those of you in Australia, happy end of financial year.

The idea behind Curated by Accountants is to share thoughts, frustrations, challenges and ideas from our fellow peers. I have a lot of fun researching what’s happening each month, but you’re also encouraged to submit articles. Just reply with the details, and while you’re at it, send your questions for #StephQA!

Must-reads this month

Some great tips from Haines Watts on training the next generation of leaders.

I’m loving the thought-provoking reads from Smart Books Online, including this guest post from Grow Advisors on identifying and retaining top performers.

This great interview with Stuart McLeod by Two Roads on why culture is the difference between surviving & thriving.

It amazes me how many people don’t audit themselves each year. Here is a simple but important reminder from HBR to stop doing low-value work. I like to call this #banadmin and it’s one of the daily habits of the team at Growthwise.

Plus, as a little bit of fun, check out this neat tool to calculate how much time you waste in meetings each year!

Events not to be missed

This week I’ll be joined by the wonderful Greg Tuckwell from Zerobooks and the Poole Group to discuss how clients change across the generations.

Karbon has lots of great webinars happening in June and July on growing and managing your practice.

Ian and I will explore the 4 key training areas your firm needs.

Practice Ignition have an EOFY Function as part of the Launchpad: Future of Accounting & Technology series.

Podcast of the month

I always enjoy listening to people’s stories, so this month I’m suggesting Foundation, where Kevin Rose interviews one person per episode. They are older (from 2014) but still really good to reflect on.

Quote of the month

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

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