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Why you should resolve to improve your communication Logo aicpa

  Doug Blizzard |   Free |   AICPA/CPA.com |   20 Jan 2015 |   CPA Insider

Many of the problems we face at work and at home are related to communication failures. This article provides tips to turn this around.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Governmental auditing: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Financial accounting & reporting: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Assurance: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Not-for-profit: People: Communication, Foundational
  • IT management & assurance: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Firm practice management: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Tax: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Forensic & valuation services: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Fair value measurement: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Personal financial planning: People: Communication, Foundational

6 Comments/Reflections

Graeme Morrison

Graeme Morrison May 2016

Bekithemba Hwalima

Bekithemba Hwalima Dec 2015

A timely reminder on the importance of listening.

Stephen White

Stephen White Dec 2015

To be a better communicator I must be a better listener and try and stop preparing my questions in my mind whilst "listening" & so not fully getting the message. If I do then I will pose better questions which will give me a greater understanding and make it easier for me to get my viewpoint across.

I must "...not listen with the intent to understand" but "...listen with the intent
to reply" and I will be more efficient in the quality & the quantity of my output.

Maxine Graham

Maxine Graham Aug 2015

Better listening means better communication, by listening I can improve my reporting by answering the stakeholder needs rather than what I want them to have

Sharon Mayne

Sharon Mayne Jul 2015

Listen more intently and UNDERSTAND what is being said to me, rather than thinking about what I am going to ask next but more to understand what is being said and then respond or ask questions to clarify what you are understanding.  I will try and put this in motion the next time a job is being given to me and hopefully this will help me understand more quickly what is being asked.

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