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Cloud Learning or Face-to-Face?

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, November 12, 2015

"So we’re seeing them kind of change the mix of how they're doing it. Will face-to-face ever go away? I don't think so. We're all humans; that still is the most effective training there is. But I think you can leverage it now and say, what would be the best impact, with my team in person, and what stuff could they actually learn on their own?"

Tom Hood answers questions from the audience in this excerpt from his presentation "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting," recorded August 19, 2014 at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, MO.

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Tags:  2014  BTC Summit  Keynote address  learning 

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The Trajectory to Leadership

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Because at the bottom of that bounce, that's when they start to move from technical, task oriented work to people, projects, customers and other teams. Suddenly it gets more complicated so the direction has to change; the skill set has to change. Now they have to learn more things; like project management, relationship building, networking. All those other skills that they often say no one’s teaching them..."

Tom Hood, an excerpt from his presentation "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting," recorded August 19, 2014 at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, MO.  The 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit kicks off this year on August 16th.

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Tags:  2014  BTC Summit  Business Leadership Institute  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  leadership  mentoring  personal development  retention  Succession  Talent  team building  Tom Hood 

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The Power of Engagement

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Imagine if we create a sustainable leadership culture in which everyone is engaged to accelerate the great vision and mission we have. Imagine a room in which introverts and extroverts create an innovative, multicultural plan to help us reach our goals…"

Tom Hood talks about the power of engagement in this excerpt from his keynote presentation "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting," recorded August 19, 2014 at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, MO.

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Tags:  2014  BTC Summit  Business Leadership Institute  Tom Hood 

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Top Issues Facing Young Professionals

Posted By Tom Hood, Friday, June 19, 2015

"...so here’s the universal firm mission statement, 'get more clients and make more money,' right? Does that sound like your mission statement? That’s what I hear a lot. That's not inspirational and that’s not what they mean by that. So what they mean is, making the work meaningful; like, why do you really exist? The best story I have of that is..."

Tom Hood gives tips for retaining top talent in this excerpt from his presentation "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting," recorded August 19, 2014 at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, MO.

Visit our 2015 BTC Summit webpage to see how easy it is to connect with some of the brightest and most influential people in public accounting.

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Tags:  2014  BTC Summit  Business Learning Institute  culture  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  leadership  Retention  Talent  team building  Tom Hood 

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Great Leaders are Replaceable

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"When we talk about succession, often it's focused on partners and the discussion sort of stops there but we really need to be looking at all functional areas of the firm. So IT, HR, training and learning; do we have a succession plan in place?"

Jim Boomer speaks about the value of developing talent in this recording from March 2014.

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Tags:  2014  Blog  Jim Boomer  leadership  Retention  Succession  Talent  team building 

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Just In Time Cloud Learning

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Ohio has already passed it, we passed it, and there are a group of state's looking at it and nationally the AICPA and NASBA are looking at it. My point is, that’s gearing us up to the idea of cloud learning, right? It's the idea…"

Tom Hood, an excerpt from his presentation "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting," recorded August 19, 2014 at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, MO.

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Tags:  2014  2014 Summit  BTC Summit  Business Leadership Institute  Talent  Tom Hood  Training and Learning 

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What if You Don't Train Your People?

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, February 19, 2015

"We put it this way, we like to say in a period of rapid change and increasing complexity, the winners are going to be those people who can actually learn faster than the rate of change and faster than the competition.  And that applies to individuals as well as organizations."  Tom Hood, an excerpt from his presentation "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting," recorded August 19, 2014 at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, MO.

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Tags:  2014  2014 Summit  BTC Summit  Business Leadership Institute  Emerging Leaders  Keynote address  leadership  Talent  Tom Hood  training 

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Six Fundamentals for Future Success

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, January 22, 2015

"So fifty percent on top of that are what we call disengaged, what’s that mean?  You’re renting their time.  So they come in they give you their eight hours, then they go home and they turn…"

Tom Hood introduces six hot topics in this excerpt from his 2014 Boomer Technology Circle™ Summit keynote presentation, "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting."

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Tags:  2014  2014 Summit  BTC Summit  Business Leadership Institute  collaboration  Emerging Leaders  leadership  Talent  Tom Hood 

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Khan Academy Impact

Posted By Scott Morrill, Friday, December 26, 2014
Updated: Friday, October 2, 2015

"So now that C or D person, when they move to the next level, they don’t have the foundational concepts down, right?  Now they’re building on a very fragile foundation and it gets worse as they go through the progression.  So what Khan did is say that we’ve got to make sure they understand those key concepts before they move to the next level..."

Tom Hood answers a question about the Khan Academy during his keynote address at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circle™ Summit in Kansas City.

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Tags:  2014  BTC Summit  Learning Ladders  Tom Hood  training 

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Three Trends in the Profession (May 2014)

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 16, 2014

Gary Boomer discusses trends at the conclusion of a Boomer Technology Circle™ meeting in May, 2014.

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Tags:  2014  2014 Spring  advisory services  BTC 2  Mergers and Acquisitions  partner compensation  Strategy  Vision 

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