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Passport to Partnership

Martin Bissett, founder of The Upward Spiral Partnership, outlines the seven Cs and how embracing them can lead to your ultimate promotion.

Leadership Blogs

  • Salary History Silence: Does It Matter?

    Philadelphia recently became the first U.S. city to bar employers from seeking salary histories for job applicants when City Council unanimously passed the Wage Equity Bill in December 2016. The goal of the legislation is to reduce the gender wage gap.
  • Why Aren’t Women Better Represented in Leadership Roles?

    Ten or 15 years ago, businesses were developing inclusion programs to attract women into the accounting profession. There has been some success: more than 50 percent of accounting grads were women for many years. But those additional young professional women didn’t translate into growth in the number of women holding leadership roles.
  • Time to Pick Up a Good Book for 2017

    If this is the year you want to advance in your career or challenge your professional growth, a good book is great place to start. Here are a few suggestions for your 2017 reading list.

Leadership Articles

  • How Disrupted Are You?

    PICPA President Lisa Myers and I recently had the pleasure to meet with many PICPA members during our 2016 Professional Issues Update tour around the state. This series of meetings allows us to share thoughts and strategies related to current, as well as future, issues that impact our members, and to better understand how we can assist you in meeting those issues head-on.
  • Managing the Fears of Practice Transition

    A successful firm transition requires many factors to align properly. The transition plan will usually focus on finances and terms, but not so much on human factors – chief among them being fear. If you’re a firm owner considering a merger/sale or acquisition, some level of fear is a normal emotion and, in fact, crosses both sides of the table.
  • Lessons Learned from Making a Leap into the Unknown

    In 2013, my family and I embarked on a new chapter of our lives. I was offered an international assignment, and we moved to Europe for three years. Our emotions ranged from excitement to extreme fear of the unknown.

Leadership CPE

Join a Committee

Joining a PICPA committee is a great way to grow your leadership skills and put you in a position to be a leader in the profession. View the full list of committees.