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  • Make Financial Health Your Goal This Year December 7, 2018

    With the New Year right around the corner, now is a great time to reflect on accomplishments and milestones. Simultaneously, this time of year creates an opportunity to develop new goals and benchmarks. A goal is something you would like to achieve, and a benchmark measures your progress. The most common goals include eating better, exercising ...

  • StudentCPT Alumni Spotlight: Sean Perera, CPA September 18, 2018

    Currently an audit and assurance manager at Deloitte, Sean Perera is this month’s Student Center for the Public Trust (StudentCPT) Alumni Spotlight feature. While obtaining an accounting degree from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, Perera was one of the founding members and secretary of Baruch’s StudentCPT chapter, helping facilitate the initial club registration process, ...

  • LEAD WITH INTEGRITY: A Couple Lessons From a Game (Summer) July 19, 2018

    Ethics Matters Summer 2018 As many of you know, I played four years of college football. I am grateful for the experience because it completely funded my undergraduate education. However, I also learned several significant life, business and leadership lessons through that great experience. Let me share a couple of these lessons that continue to drive ...

  • Waffle House Commits to Donating Month-Long Profits After Tragedy May 23, 2018

    When bad things happen within your business, you can’t change the past, but you can choose how you respond. In April of 2018, the Waffle House restaurant chain experienced an unspeakable tragedy at one of its Nashville, TN locations. The incident, involving a gunman, left four people dead and several others injured. No one could ...

  • LEAD WITH INTEGRITY: What Are You Eating? (March/April) April 24, 2018

    Ethics Matters March – April 2018 As a child growing up, I often saw signs, public service announcements, and billboards with the slogan, “You are what you eat.” A few years ago, I saw similar media productions promoting milk. The general theme of these ads emphasized the impact food we eat has on our body. Today, ...

  • Three Steps to Business Success March 28, 2018

    Do you want to know the secret to business success? You aren’t alone. According to Google Trends, topics related to business success receive upwards of 1.2 million searches per month in the United States alone. But, the fact of the matter is, there is no sure-fire, quick trick to ensure your business will be successful. Success ...

  • Over Here! Three Tips for Avoiding Distractions at Work March 14, 2018

    Every workplace has its fair share of distractions. From phones ringing, to door alarms and chatter, it is easy for anyone to get sidetracked while on the clock. In fact, short bursts of distractions are completely normal. However, too many distractions can begin to impact your productivity, affecting your quality of work. To avoid any ...

  • This Is Why Amazon Continues to Grow March 2, 2018

    Would you buy an alarm system from an online bookstore? How about organic produce? If you asked me that 20 years ago, my answer would have been no. But today, I’ll buy just about anything from Amazon. Although Amazon is currently one of the largest internet retailers (for just about anything you can think of) in ...

  • LEAD WITH INTEGRITY: Put on Your Mask First (Jan/Feb) 2018 February 20, 2018

    Ethics Matters January – February 2018 Over the last few weeks, several occurrences have reminded me of an instruction I hear frequently, “Put on your mask first, before helping others.” Sound familiar? It’s one of the key statements a flight attendant makes before the pilot takes off. Putting your mask on first is simple and important, but ...

  • Have a Crush on Someone at Work? Read This Before Making Your Move February 12, 2018

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the feeling of love surrounds us, rendering us hopeless romantics, even if for just a moment. When you think about your special someone, who is it that comes to mind? If you are currently in a consensual relationship, planning the day can be exhilarating, from coordinating dinner ...

  • Be the Aspirin February 7, 2018

    It’s not always easy to look for the silver lining when you’re faced with challenges at work, but I learned early in my career how placing an importance on positivity can not only affect you, but everyone around you. I was 23 years old and six months into landing one of my first “big-girl-jobs.” One busy ...

  • How Do You See Your Coworkers? February 1, 2018

    How do you view others in your office? Do you see black employees, white employees, etc.? Do you see gender in the workplace? Do you see male employees, female employees, etc.? Throughout my life, I’ve heard some say they don’t see color. They explain how they treat everyone the same; they are colorblind and don’t view ...

  • Board Spotlight: David Costello, CPA January 25, 2018

    An Interview with David Costello For 17 years, David A. Costello, CPA, served as president and chief executive officer of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Currently a retiree, Mr. Costello serves on the Management Accounting Advisory Council for Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Universities and as Executive-in-Residence for Lipscomb University. In addition, Mr. Costello is ...

  • Top 3 Books Leaders Should Read January 23, 2018

    Author: Dina Barabash, NASBA Content Development and Web Specialist

  • 4 Apps to Keep You and Your Team Motivated December 19, 2017

    Author: Ashley Metivier, Activities Coordinator, NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT)

  • Lead with Integrity: Ethical Leadership: An Idea or a Commitment? (Sept/Oct) 2017 October 26, 2017

    Ethics Matters September – October 2017 Speaking with a group of future business leaders and entrepreneurs not long ago, we discussed commitment to ethical leadership versus the idea of ethical leadership. Our discussion contrasted leaders who behave and lead in a way that shows a commitment to making the most ethical decisions they can, regardless ...