Getting to the root of cultural and relationship challenges

Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA

Each week, we will delve into the reading list of finance professionals from around the world. This week, we hear from Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA, vice president of finance-tax at 1st Financial Bank USA in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. Here is a sampling of content that has resonated with her recently:

  • ‘Rules for Radicals’: Getting to the Root of Relationship Challenges”: Stevenson said that John Engels’ blog items often encourage deeper thinking. This one in particular, Stevenson said, allowed her to “consider what role I am playing in my own relationship challenges, both at home and at the office.”

  • 5 Powerful Shifts That Help Leaders Liberate Human Energy”: Renee Moorefield, CEO of Wisdom Works, provides meaningful insight into leadership in this interview. Stevenson singled out Moorefield’s point about organisations not being able to evolve “faster than the consciousness and capabilities of the people leading them.”

  • What to Do When You Hate Your Kid’s Friends”: Stevenson finds this Parenting article applicable to more relationships than the one she has with her teenage son. The article offers advice on keeping a relationship positive even amidst major sticking points, which is definitely something that can apply to the workplace.

  • How to Successfully Work Across Countries, Languages, and Cultures”: Stevenson liked this article’s short list of ways individuals can better acquire what the author calls a “global work orientation.” One bit of advice is to seek commonality between cultures.

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