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How to Innovate When Your Boss Says ’No’
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How to Innovate When Your Boss Says ’No’

This session offers some creative ideas for getting around roadblocks when innovating within your company and doing important work.

$65 - $76
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NASBA Field of Study

Personal Development



CPE Credits



Bill Sheridan


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 Business & partner 
Product Details

Innovate or die

You may have been told this, or something along those lines. So, you burn the midnight oil coming up with great ideas for how your organization can beat the competition to the punch. You present your innovative ideas and projects to your boss, who answers with the dreaded, “No.”

You know your organization’s future depends on its ability to do things differently, but how do you innovate when leadership blocks your path?

Key Topics

  • Major disruptions that are affecting the accounting and finance world
  • A three-step plan for becoming future-ready in an age of disruption
  • A blueprint for how to overcome the objections of skeptical managers and executives

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize major disruptions that are affecting the accounting and finance world
  • Identify steps for pursuing innovative projects despite skepticism from managers and executives
  • Identify ways to convince skeptical managers that innovative projects are worth pursuing
  • Identify a three-step plan for becoming future-ready

Who Will Benefit

Forward-thinking accountants and finance professionals who want to help their organizations remain relevant in a changing and complex world

Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Personal Development
This is a digital product. With full paid access the content will be available to you for 3 months after purchase date.
1 hr
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Bill Sheridan
Bill Sheridan is a knowledge hunter, content curator, lifelong learner, and EOS implementer. As chief communications officer for the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, he created and co-authors the association’s acclaimed blog, CPA Success, and manages the association’s member communications and numerous social networks. He was named one of Accounting Today’s “100 Most Influential People in Accounting” for 2016. Bill has been named a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives. The designation certifies that he has studied and practiced every aspect of association management. As an EOS implementer, Bill helps business leaders get what they want from their businesses. EOS is a complete, proven system of simple, practical tools that help businesses achieve three things: — Vision: Getting leaders 100 percent on the same page with where their organization is going and how it is going to get there. — Traction: Helping leaders become more disciplined and accountable, and to execute well to achieve every part of their vision. — Healthy: Helping leaders work together as a healthy, functional, cohesive team. Bill speaks regularly at national conferences on the future of the accounting and finance profession, the strategic uses of social media, and the evolution of communication, collaboration and education. He delivers frequent presentations on behalf of the Business Learning Institute and is a certified Insights to Action strategic facilitator. He can be reached at (443) 632-2314 or

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