People-Centric Skills, 2nd Edition

Embark on a journey to further develop your career when you read People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Financial Professionals, 2nd Edition. Business leaders consider employee communication skills and critical thinking abilities as essential elements for success. In their work, all professionals must communicate clearly and rely on their interpersonal skills to be successful.

This second edition of People-Centric Skills shares the fictional story of Dalton Zimmer, executive coach and public speaker.  Dalton, all the while juggling his business, kids and social life, provides coaching and communication strategies for handling challenging situations faced by his clients.

This insightful narrative will help you expand communication and soft skills as a CPA, auditor, financial planner or other financial professional.

As Generation Z is entering the work force, the communication gap between Z and Boomers or Generation X is widening significantly. New to the second edition, you’ll find a discussion of communication between generations and how to bridge them as a financial professional.

You can be a more people-centric leader as you engage with a wide range of clients and associates. This book can be a first step to improving interpersonal and communication skills as you continue to develop in your career. (Buy Book)


People-Centric Skills

People-Centric Skills: Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Auditors and Business Professionals is a comprehensive guide to the “soft skills” that make technical professionals more effective. People-Centric Skills aim to improve all aspects of personal interactions, relationship development, and communication. These skills are as essential to success as are technical capabilities. This is the story of a leading internal audit department taking that next step to becoming a world-class audit organization in a fictional company. The foundation of that next step is developing their People-Centric Skills. The book demonstrates the impact that interpersonal and communication skills – whether good or bad – have on an auditor’s effectiveness, job, and career. Readers will be able to empathize with the characters and relate to the real-life situations in which they find themselves. Each chapter features a summary of key People-Centric points and guidelines that will help readers apply what they’ve learned to their own projects and departments. (Buy Book)

Kid-Centric Skills

kidKid-Centric Skills takes us through the growing pains of a brother and sister and dealing with many issues typical of children in their age range (ages 5-15). Written through the words of Caleb and Liora, they are constantly advised by their dad, a public-speaker and expert in communication skills. Co-Author of the book People-Centric Skills, Mr. Goldberg helps his kids through the many ups and downs of childhood. Topics in this first book include great first impressions, developing leadership skills, learning salesmanship at an early age, handling gossipy friends, negotiating and dealing with bullies. This will be a book every parent will want their children to read….and a book every child will want to read and find valuable! (Buy Book)

Internal Auditing: Fundamental Principles and Best Practices (Portfolio 5406)

Curtis Verschoor and Mortimer Dittenhofer (Danny Goldberg is Professional Commentator on this piece)

(Part of Bloomberg Accounting and Tax)

Bloomberg Tax Portfolio 5406-2nd, Internal Auditing: Fundamental Principles and Best Practices, analyzes the development of internal auditing, the importance and visibility of which have expanded as a result of the increased emphasis on corporate governance since enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The work also describes best practices useful in accomplishing internal auditing’s expanded mission.

This publication is currently out of print and not available for sale.


Audit Transparency in Action (ISACA Journal)

Missing Loyalty Leads to ‘Yes Man’ Phenomenon (Dallas Business Journal)

The Importance of the ARA (ISACA Journal)

Communication: The Missing Piece (ISACA Journal)

Is this the Year to Automate Sarbanes-Oxley? (ISACA Journal)

Sell Your Work: How to Deliver Best Practice Audit Reports (Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors)

Focus on High-Risk Controls (Internal Auditor)

The SOFT Approach to Auditing (Internal Auditor)


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