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Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Lessons From The NCAA To Help With Your CPA Firm March & April “Madness”

HostetlerDustinLeanCPA-1023I recently received a newsletter from Dustin Hostetler of Flowtivity. His message this month is SO important to those of your working in the CPA profession. Of course, it is something I am very passionate about: The cultivation of talent inside CPA firms.

My comments and other highlights from his article follow. You can read the entire article here.

The NCAA March Madness tournament and the March & April Madness inside your CPA firm have a similar dynamic:

The emergence of previously unheralded superstars and talent that elevate their teams to new levels of success and productivity.

On the road to the Final Four, certain players emerged as superstars. They elevated their game to previously unseen levels and led their teams to impressive performances in the tournament. Their individual performances inspired other team members to also step-up their game.

These individual, outstanding performances didn’t happen by accident. It entailed months/years of practice, development, coaching and confidence building that led to a break-out culmination when their teams needed them most.

It works much the same way for CPA firms. Successful firms have learned that a culture of learning and development is crucial in the attraction, development and retention of top talent.

It takes engaged partners, collaborative hands-on training, trust through leveraging and the acceptance of mistakes. Read the full article to learn more about each one of these.

Are you a Final Four Caliber Firm?

  • Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
  • John Wooden