Wednesday, February 8th, 2023


“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.”– Napoleon Bonaparte 

I have observed that CPA partner groups can take a very long time to make decisions.

Leadership is about making decisions. It is not about putting decisions off until the next meeting, the next month, the next quarter, and even the next year.

The most prevalent one for CPA partners is putting off decisions until after tax season. But, often, decisions are not made in late April or May. “Let’s wait until the partner retreat” is always a good excuse.

Are decisions really made at your partner retreat, or are they once again put on hold?

Once, at a conference, a CPA partner said to me, “We are going to video our partner retreat this year and then watch it for the next five years because we talk about the same issues year after year. We can distribute the video each year and save time.”

Here’s a good article from Forbes that might help you.

  • "“Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.”"
  • Gordon Graham

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