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Sept. 22, 2021

BUSINESS
How to hold successful meetings in a hybrid environment
Holding meetings in a hybrid work environment can be difficult, as leaders need to find a way to include both in-person and remote staff. These suggestions can ease the process.
CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/success/tips-running-hybrid-meeting/index.html
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How to handle high-pressure moments
Performance suffers under too much pressure, whether because of anxiety over the outcome, too many demands or something being vitally important to us. However, four strategies can help during tense moments.
Strategy+Business
https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Leading-under-pressure
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How CFOs can build resilience into their infrastructure plans
By investing in a more resilient physical infrastructure, finance leaders…


Sept. 21, 2021

MEMBER IN THE NEWS
(Harlan Levinson quoted.)
Proposed Tax Changes Focus on the Wealthy
So how do you define who’s wealthy? The latest proposed tax changes from the House Ways and Means Committee essentially say a wealthy individual is someone who earns $400,000 a year or a couple with $450,000 in annual income.
NY Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/17/your-money/tax-changes-wealthy.html

BUSINESS
CFO Taskforce Launches Global SDG Initiative
The group committed to invest more than $500 billion over the next five years towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
CFO
https://www.cfo.com/sustainability/2021/09/cfo-taskforce-launches-global-sdg-initiative/
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Americans could be working from home until Spring 2022, making it 2 full…


Sept. 20, 2021

BUSINESS
Make effective use of third-party audit rights
There is a need for companies to leverage and exercise audit rights over third parties in order to maintain effective compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations. Vendor agreements often provide the “right to audit,” but it is up to the procuring organization to exercise that right.
AccountingToday
https://www.accountingtoday.com/opinion/make-effective-use-of-third-party-audit-rights

PERSONAL FINANCE
3 reasons Social Security isn’t as unreliable as you think
A lot of people are of the opinion that Social Security won’t be there for them in retirement. But in reality, you shouldn’t be so quick to write off Social Security.
USAToday
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/retirement/2021/09/20/3-reasons-social-security-isnt-as-unreliable-as-you-think/118830076/


Sept. 17, 2021

BUSINESS
How companies are trying different ways of working
Companies are experimenting with various work models as they move away from a rigid in-office culture. Here are examples of four companies that are trying different ways of working.
BBC
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210915-how-companies-around-the-world-are-shifting-the-way-they-work
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The benefits of making nature part of the workday
Finding opportunities to spend time outside could help employees reduce stress, improve creativity and achieve other benefits.
Harvard Business Review
https://hbr.org/2021/09/bring-the-outdoors-into-your-hybrid-work-routine
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Companies need a new approach to supply chain risk
Companies need to take a more strategic approach to managing global supply chains to navigate disruption in the sector. This…


Sept. 16, 2021

MEMBER IN THE NEWS
(Article co-authored by May Kay Foss)
Individual tax update
This semiannual update surveys recent federal tax developments involving individuals. It is written by members of the AICPA Individual & Self-Employed Tax Technical Resource Panel.
The Tax Adviser
https://www.thetaxadviser.com/issues/2021/sep/individual-tax-update.html

BUSINESS
How to keep turnover contagion at bay
Turnover contagion, in which employees leave en masse after a colleague or supervisor resigns or is fired, is a real concern for companies. Here is a closer look at the phenomenon and a few tips for handling employee resignations.
BBC
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210915-turnover-contagion-the-domino-effect-of-one-resignation
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9 skills to turn you into a…


Sept. 15, 2021

BUSINESS
5 tips for building trust as a new manager
Employees are looking for a manager who makes them feel safe and supported. Here’s how to build trust among your staff.
FM
https://www.fm-magazine.com/news/2021/sep/building-trust-new-manager.html
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A New Planning Paradigm for CFOs
Is there a planning exercise that assimilates FP&A and S&OP? One that can harmonize, balance, and account for both leading and lagging indicators?
CFO
https://www.cfo.com/budgeting/2021/09/a-new-planning-paradigm-for-cfos/
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Employers move to implement vaccine verification systems
In response to the Biden administration’s latest move to combat the pandemic, companies are working to adopt systems that verify coronavirus vaccination status and to implement regular testing. Companies are…


Sept. 14, 2021

MEMBER IN THE NEWS
(Mary Geong quoted.)
Do you have what it takes to become a landlord? Answer these 4 questions.
The idea of making money on the side from owning a rental property can be very appealing, especially if you view the venture as a possible way to quit your day job eventually or subsidize your income when you retire.
CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/success/how-to-be-a-landlord-rental-property-feseries/index.html

BUSINESS
How to negotiate from a disadvantage
Sometimes the other side holds the best cards. But it’s still possible to work out an agreement that benefits everyone.
CPA Insider
https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/newsletters/2021/sep/negotiate-disadvantage.html
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Why managers want employees in…


Sept. 13, 2021

BUSINESS
5 tips for asking for what you want in today’s workplace
Whether it’s a raise, a promotion or an attractive assignment, you might not get it if you don’t speak up. Be clear about what you want and the benefits to everyone if you get it.
FM
https://www.fm-magazine.com/news/2021/sep/asking-what-you-want-workplace.html
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Some businesses welcome Biden’s vaccination mandate while others worry about the costs, effects on worker shortages
U.S. businesses are giving a mixed reception to President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for firms with 100 or more employees, with many larger companies or their trade groups welcoming the directive even as smaller…


Sept. 10, 2021

BUSINESS
8 tactics for successful productivity
Multitasking is often not as effective as organizing yourself to perform one task well and then move to the next one. This article offers eight tips for success while embracing a single-tasking approach.
SmartBrief/Leadership
https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2021/09/instead-multitasking-go-all-your-tasks?utm_source=brief
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What 15 CEOs have to say about the future of work
The nature of work is undergoing fundamental change as companies grapple with the long-lasting impact of the pandemic. To get a sense of what some companies are doing, here are interviews with 15 CEOs on the subject.
CNN
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/09/business/perspectives/future-of-work-pandemic/index.html
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Why employees don’t understand the strategic vision
Certain…


Sept. 9, 2021

BUSINESS
Budgeting for Cybersecurity Requires a New Approach
It’s time for CFOs to dump the traditional line-item method to setting cybersecurity spending.
CFO
https://www.cfo.com/cyber-security-technology/2021/09/budgeting-for-cybersecurity-requires-a-new-approach/
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Employees are quitting, sometimes without other offers. What can companies do to retain staff?
The pandemic has forced many to reevaluate what they want out of life, and for some, that has meant leaving their jobs.
Los Angeles Times
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-09-08/how-to-retain-staff-workers-quitting
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How to handle the growing “hot desk” trend
As more companies move to a hybrid work schedule, the concept of “hot desking,” in which no one has an assigned desk, could become more prevalent. Here are…

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