Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Advancing Your Firm

“There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.” – Thomas Reid

When selecting a new managing partner there are a lot of factors to consider. Sometimes the vocal, flashy, energetic, extrovert seems to be the logical choice.

I have observed that often those types of personalities are also very hot and cold. They demonstrate ups and downs and people surrounding and supporting them wonder which personality will show up at work on any given day.

Advancing a CPA firm into the future demands a steady upward climb. A firm suffers from a “let’s go here, no, let’s go there” path to the future. The best leaders are aggressive, yet steadfast, determined, consistent, and even-tempered. That same personality shows up day after day no matter what the situation.

Here are some important words from Daniel Pink that will help you guide your own career:

  • "Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing."
  • Giuseppe Mazzini

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