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The CPA Center of Excellence® is the home for CPAs and service professionals with an excellence mindset. We specialize in developing vital business skills and high-impact talent management and human resources practices for professional service providers, especially CPAs. We know that today's top CPAs are already technical experts: we're here to guide them to higher level success in the areas of skills like critical thinking, communications, leadership and decision-making. Whether you are just starting out in your career, you manage the people at your firm, or your a lone CPA inside a larger organization, we are here to help you pursue excellence, built on a foundation of competency-based learning and collaboration.

What MacGyver taught me about innovation and lifelong learning

What MacGyver taught me about innovation and lifelong learning

August 28, 2017

MacGyver was my hero. I was 10 years old and feeling like a bit of an outcast. Big plastic glasses, a propensity to use new words I read in books out on the playground, and seriously confused by the other girls in my class. They talked so much at recess instead of doing anything interesting. … Read More

Can critical thinking be taught in university?

Can critical thinking be taught in university?

August 22, 2017

As a college educator who spent over 30 years in the business workplace, I commonly hear discussions about how to improve recent college graduates or new staff’s critical thinking skills. A quick Google search of “Employer Critical Thinking” yields well over a millions hits on this topic. A quick survey of the results yields two … Read More

What We’re Reading – 8/9/2017

What We’re Reading – 8/9/2017

August 9, 2017

This week’s recommended reading on teamwork, technology, decision-making, and workplace culture.    A bank robber can teach us a lot about team-building, according to this video featuring Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871. https://www.inc.com/video/howard-tullman/the-most-important-thing-to-remember-when-youre-building-a-team.html   The arrival of Blockchain is inevitable. How, as CPAs, can we be ready to embrace this new innovation? https://www.strategy-business.com/article/A-Strategists-Guide-to-Blockchain?gko=0d586&utm_source=itw&utm_medium=20170808&utm_campaign=resp   Ever … Read More