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Leadership Archives - Eric S. Degen, CPA Titan Accountancy

February 21, 2022

Excellence is Never an Accident

“Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” The above anonymous quote was displayed prominently in an office, where, oddly enough, it seemed to attract very little attention. In any case, it has made enough of

January 27, 2022

4 Styles of Leadership

Capable leadership is one of the most important traits of a successful business owner, manager or executive.  However, different circumstances call for different management styles.  This article discusses four basic types:  Directive, Participative, Laissez-faire and Adaptive.  Directive: This is the perhaps the oldest form and is relatively autocratic.  Someone using a directive style tells people

October 26, 2021

Nothing Stays the Same – Be the Gardener

Nothing ever stays the same. On the one hand we despise change yet on the other we don’t want to stagnate and become boring. Yet our habits keep us locked into a course of action day after day, year after year. The way we think, the way we behave, the way we experience things, the

September 17, 2021

Innovation is a State of Mind

You probably know the myth of innovation as a sudden flash of insight that comes from nowhere. We read about that “aha” moment, or that light bulb turning on in the mind of some inventor or innovator, and this is true to an extent. Einstein really did get flashes of insight while shaving in the

August 10, 2021

Adapting to the Pandemic – What Comes Next?

The Covid-19 pandemic forced many small businesses to become resourceful and innovative about how they conducted business.  While we are all still on the road to recovery, some of the hybrid business models used to adapt that came from necessity may be here to stay.  Below are four ways small businesses adapted in response to

July 20, 2021

Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Problem solving and decision-making are key roles in any business. However, many people often try to solve problems and make decisions by reacting to them before they fully understand all the possible factors. They feel that the quickness of a decision is more important than the long-term outcome. There are times when a quick decision