Friday, December 9th, 2016
The Importance With Setting A Good Example
Over the years I have observed that many accountants, as they move up the ladder inside growing CPA firms, actually believe that once they become a partner, they will have it made.
As a partner, they will be able to do what they want and will not have to experience those horrible performance evaluations and goal setting sessions.
Maybe this viewpoint applied in the “old” days and perhaps inside some firms it still appears that partners have the privilege of doing things their own way and not being held accountable for following firm processes and procedures.
Inside the best firms, this is no longer the case. Partners hold the weight of the entire firm, it’s clients, it’s people and their families on their shoulders.
Inside the best firms, the managing partner coaches the other partners. They receive performance feedback, and they are expected to set goals and achieve them every year. In these firms, there are consequences for poor partner performance.
Remember, inside your firm, per David Maister, you have two types of partners.Which one are you?
If you are a partner, which one are you?
If you work for partners, you might be able to divide them into these two categories.
- "Things work out the best for those who make the best of how things work out."