Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Setting The Example

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

Congratulations to all of you who have become a partner in your firm this year. I know it has been a long and winding road! But, becoming (or being) a partner carries a huge responsibility. To me, the most important one is setting a good example.

During my many years working with CPA firms of all sizes, there is always someone inside most firms who seems to get a “pass” or “get out of jail free” card. They don’t follow the rules. They prefer to ignore the guidelines, and they often claim ignorance…. “I didn’t know that’s how we do it!” But, the disturbing part is that others within the firm let them get by with it and the culprit is usually a partner.

In your firm, are the leaders setting the example? I love the quote by Albert Schweitzer: “Example is leadership.”

  • "Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
  • Mark Twain

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