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(March 2017) Jim Lindell, CSP, CPA, CGMA presented to the Montana Society of CPAs on "The Evolving Role of the Controller / CFO ," and "Successful Time Management - Getting the Most Out of your Day."
(June 2016) Jim Lindell, CSP, CPA, CGMA was recognized for the 6th time as an Outstanding Discussion Leader for the AICPA. The recognition is for the top instructors that receive the highest evaluations for the preceding continuing education year.
(June 2015) Thorsten Consulting is proud to announce that Jim Lindell has received the CSP designation. The National Speakers Association (NSA), is the leading organization for the professional speaking industry, and confers the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation.
Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking professionâ€™s international measure of speaking experience and skill. Little more than 12 percent of the speakers worldwide hold this professional designation.
The CSP designation is conferred by NSA on accomplished professional speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. CSPs must document a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise, as well as a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service, and ethical behavior.
"The Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) is the highest designation that can be earned by a member of the National Speakers Association or another association of the Global Speakers Federation,â€� says 2014-2015 NSA President Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE. â€œCSP is earned as a result of experience, education and competency in the speaking industry, which also includes input from clients and a CSP Review Panel process. When clients hire a professional speaker who has earned the CSP designation, they can be assured the speaker brings to the table a high level of experience and professionalism.â€�
Jim spoke at the AICPA Controller's Conference in Las Vegas (Nov. 2014) on the topic of "Creativity and Innovation in the Organization."
Jim discusses his new book "Controller as Business Manager" on WISN 1130 Radio 11/8/2014. The topic will be "Driving Value in the Organization." Controller as Business Manager will be released by the AICPA in Mid-November 2014. Listen to Podcast of WISN radio Program.WISN TEC Podcast
"Controller as Business Manager" (312 pp.) illustrates the evolving role of the Controller from traditional accounting functions to creating additional value by becoming a Business Manager.
To reserve or purchase your copy:
Keynote to Montana Society of CPAs
Recruiting, Managing and Retaining Young Talent | In Focus
Jim interviewed by the Georgia Society of CPAs
Improve Your Memory
Join Jim for a quick example of how to "improve your memory." Jim demonstrates a unique approach to quickly "improve your memory.
Mindmapping to create a Disaster Plan
The Lean Office
Ethics - A Line in the SandEthics joke about the Butcher, the Old Lady and the Chicken - presented at MNCPA Business and Advisors Conference June 2012 Video
Ethical lapses continue at astounding rates in all aspects of daily lives. Ethics are lacking in political discussions, media reporting, religious organizations, use of electronic devices, etc. It is imperative that ethical behavior becomes the norm as opposed to the exceptions. A lack of ethics throughout our everyday lives will only perpetuate the negative atmosphere that is so prevalent. If you organization needs ethics training, invite Jim to discuss practical examples of ethics vioulations and practical application of ethics processes.
Jim Lindell and Thorsten Consulting Group help improve you , your people and your organization. Jim helps people to their next level of success by providing practical training, useful coaching, and pragmatic consulting. Bring Jim in for your next Keynote Speech, your next seminar, to Coach you or your employees, your next Corporate Retreat or your next special project.
Thorsten Consciousness Tool
Do you have an Executive Coach?
Do executives need executive coaching?
Consider how our business models take a divergent path in contrast to professional football teams (which by the way are business models and are driven by the same goals of acheivement and excellence.)
Pro football players have multiple coaches. In addition, they practice the entire week and then play (perform) 3 hours in the game. In work settings, employees "play" 40 hours per week and rarely are given the opportunity to practice (receive training).
Would you like to experience an executive coaching session? Call Jim for a complimentary session to see if executive coaching is for you. If you run your own business or are responsible for a business operation, TEC is an excellent resource. TEC helps executives make better leaders, decisions and results. Call Jim to attend a TEC meeting and receive a complimentary executive coaching session to see if TEC can help you make it to the next level.
Check out some free tools
- Find a Job During the Recession. Download this free mini e-book and share with your friends that are seeking employment.
- Are you considering Open Source Software to cut down on your IT costs? Check out our comments on OpenSource.
- Visit Jim's Blog (Thor's Hammer)for practical business and economic observations.
- If you are familiar with the Z-Score bankruptcy predictor, Jim has just uploaded 3 different versions of the Z-Score. Please check for your "business health"
(March 2011) Despite the NBERs proclamation that the recession ended in June of 2009, the general public still beleives that we are in a recession. The concern today is government deficits, underfunded pensions and the potential for runaway inflation. The global economy remains uncertain and has significant outside pressures impacting a future recovery. There are:
- Continued Wars
- New Wars - Libya
- Japan Earthquake and resulting Nuclear power plant uncertainties
Prudence and caution are still the watchwords.
(Sept. 2009) We continue to hear how things are improving. My bet is still on difficult times. I do not see us recovering in the near future. My concern is how you survive the current recession and position your company to move forward. If we do not turn the corner (and there are many reasons why this could be the case) remain in a defensive position with emphasis on protection of cash. Should we turn the corner, be prepared to jump on the opportunity. However, I would prefer to be late to the party on this turnaround as opposed to being early and then caught in another, more severe downturn.
What have you done to protect your business?
- Keep in constant contact with your customers, suppliers and bankers (yes your bankers - no surprises!)
- Preserve cash
- Reduce debt
- Look for opportunities for acquisitions over the next 6-18 months (www.bizbuysell.com)
If you haven't taken any steps to prepare, talk to your advisers and map out your strategy!
[09/30/2008] The AICPA has released video versions and self study courses for the "Controller's Annual Update" as well as "Minimizing the Effects of a Recession on your Business". Both are courses that Jim authored for the AICPA. They can be purchased at https://www.cpa2biz.com/
View the closing comments from the Recession video.
The skills, talents and time of the following folks made the videos possible (From L to R: Jim Lindell, Frank Ryan, Ron Rael, Eric Wukitsch)
Best Selling Author
Award Winning Speaker
TEC Chair - Improving the Lives of CEOs
Order Jim's new book - "Controller as Business Manager" Published by the AICPA.
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Controller as Business Manager
Jim is scheduled to speak at events across the entire country. If you have a need for a humorous business professional, drop Jim a note. Be sure to see his one sheet and speaking topics in this website.