Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Fitch is bearish on U.S. use of IFRS

7/10/2014

  • Accounting Today

Fitch Ratings sees a reduced chance of U.S. adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards, even though the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Boa… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

China criticizes U.S. finger-pointing following cybersecurity talks

7/10/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The United States and China concluded high-level talks that touched on the tension between the nations over cybersecurity. The discussions come as U.S. investigators look into what they say was a Chin… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

4 things every new leader should communicate

7/10/2014

  • Les Hayman's Blog

New managers can get off to a good start by explaining to the team what they stand for and communicating a vision to pursue, Les Hayman writes. A leader should also use these early days on the job to … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

House leaders seek $10 billion for highway fixes

7/10/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Roll Call (free content)

Carper

House Republican leaders are planning to pour $10 billion into the U.S. Highway Trust Fund, but congressional Democrats say the move won't provide a long-term solution to the nation's infrastructure p… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Leverage your experience to become a better sales coach

7/10/2014

  • TopLine Leadership Blog

The most effective sales coaches eliminate time-wasting activities and share the lessons they have learned from their own experiences with their salespeople, writes Kevin Davis, president of TopLine L… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Chicago residents are offered discount solar panels

7/10/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago

Chicago is teaming up with nonprofit group Vote Solar this summer to offer solar-panel installations to residents at 25% below cost. "We think of this as a way to bring more people into thinking about… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Real estate agents try "human props" to sell mansions

7/10/2014

  • Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

When it's time to sell a mansion, some realty groups bring in down-on-their-luck families to live in the property while keeping it ready to show at a moment's notice. The theory is that lived-in prope… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Is your life about more than a job description?

7/10/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

When someone asks, "So, what do you do?" share more than just your job description and offer information about things for which you have a passion, Naphtali Hoff writes. "Choose to 'eat to live' rathe… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Pregnancy-bias lawsuit will go before Supreme Court

7/10/2014

  • Forbes

The Supreme Court has decided to consider a case that focuses on what accommodations employers should make for pregnant women. The case stems from the experience of Peggy Young, who asked to stop lift… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Ohio accounting careers program receives diversity award

7/7/2014

  • CPA Practice Advisor online

The Accounting Careers Awareness Program, which is run by the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio CPA Foundation and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, received a Power of … Read More