Friday, October 26th, 2018

You Can Get A Lot Done In Two Months!

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.” – General George S. Patton

I get into some lively discussions that are focused on firm governance. It is about getting the right people on the bus and getting them in the right seats.

Do you have partners in the wrong seats? Perhaps, they are in the administrative, operations, HR seats rather than the revenue generating, nurturing future leaders and bringing in business seats?

During one of my conversations with a client, the CPA partner said, “I don’t think we have time to do anything about this now, I guess it should wait until after busy season.” That sure pushed me onto my soapbox!

It is late October. You have an entire two months to get important firm initiatives rolling along the path to completion.

Leaders, please do not waste two entire months – November and December (and there is usually time up until February) to do things that need to be done at your firm!

CPAs, thank goodness, like to be sure things are correct (and maybe even perfect). Your firm management and operations will never be perfect. It is a work-in-progress and should stay that way.

Continually focus on small changes that never cease. I call it taking baby-steps. Move from status quo (which is comfortable) to “an improved position.” – – one step at a time. Then, repeat that same process.

Need to realign governance so that your partners are more productive? Need to develop a system so that your younger team members are better mentored and trained during busy season? Begin now, in November, don’t wait until Spring.

Your systems will never be perfect – that’s the joy of it. Have fun DOING THINGS!

  • "I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia."
  • Woody Allen

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