Friday, August 22nd, 2014

As A Leader You Worry About Others – But Don’t Forget Yourself!

SWOT Analysis WorksheetKA

Whether you are an actual owner, principal, firm administrator, marketing director, HR director or a talented up-and-comer inside your CPA firm, the fact that you are following this blog means that you deeply care, and worry about the firm, the client and your team members. But what about YOU, personally?

Many of us in CPA firm management are servant leaders; we think of others first. That is what makes us good at what we do. I firmly believe that we should all put the good of the firm above any one person or group of people. If the firm does well, we all do well.

That being said, I also believe that YOU must not forget about each individual and their career success. Most progressive CPA firms have worked through a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats), crafted a vision statement and documented beliefs to live by.

Have you, as a leader in your firm, done this personally? This is something I sometimes use in my individual coaching sessions and you can do it for yourself. Give it a try and see what develops. You might identify and clarify a path to where YOU are going and how you are going to get there.

Each person, no matter what their level inside a CPA firm, that continually improves their performance helps the firm to continually move forward and become more successful and an engaging place to work.

If you need a sample form (matrix) to use, just let me know.

  • "If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around."
  • Jim Rohn

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