Friday, June 13th, 2014

Do People Want To Follow You?

If you are a leader inside a CPA firm, ask yourself, “Why would people want to follow me?”

Here’s what studies and experts tell us.  Character is #1 period.

It means you tell the truth all of the time.

Interestingly, this is often lacking inside CPA firms. Yes, CPAs are honest, have integrity and all that jazz. However, they often hide the truth or dodge the truth to “protect” others.

Here are some of the characteristics that followers are looking for:

Honest – the leader tells me the truth

Forward-looking – they aren’t living in the past

Competent – They are good at their job (have developed their leadership skills)

Inspiring – Not necessarily a rah-rah person but someone who shows passion and is excited about the business and the future.

Fair – Makes decisions that demonstrate fairness. They don’t kowtow to special interest groups.

Supportive – They have great listening skills and they recognize people who deserve recognition.

  • "If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want."
  • Zig Ziglar

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