"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.
"I think we are messing up when we talk about Next Gen Leadership; it’s current day leadership... What they're asking us to do, is current leadership; more collaboration, more communication, more involvement from everyone that’s in the room. More involvement from everyone at all levels of the firm."
Sandra Wiley adds perspective to the generational issues regarding leadership.
Posted By Michael Wesch, PhD,
Thursday, July 9, 2015
There’s "something in the air" and our first keynote speaker at our 2015 BTC Summit, Dr. Michael Wesch, is going to tell you how you need to adapt to be able to survive in the future.
Watch some of his 18 minute TED talk to see where we have a 74% failure rate and why we can’t live the next 100 years the way we’ve lived the past 100 years. And yes, there will be a test in our next Boomer Bulletin.
Dr. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. That unique combination means he’s received recognition as an expert in using technology in an outstanding process to teach about the future because of his expertise in looking at the past. See why we are super excited about his August 17th keynote presentation at our 2015 Boomer Technology Circle™ Summit in Kansas City? BTC Members, remember that you can bring 3 people to the Summit without an additional registration fee!
It’s not too late to join a Circle, visit as a guest or enroll in one of our two special tracks. Visit our 2015 BTC Summit webpage to see how easy it is to connect with some of the most influential people in public accounting.
"...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.
Posted By Dustin Hostetler,
Thursday, June 4, 2015
"One of the areas that we are seeing a significant, positive trend within firms that we work with and who go through the Flowtivity Process is the upfront training that new employees to the firm receive as a compliment to a better process, a more defined process.
"Investing time in training and development, collaborating with those new employees leads to great productivity benefits. You have to invest time to save time."
Dustin Hostetler describes one benefit process improvement brings to a training program. To learn about implementing a process improvement project, click on the "Flowtivity Process" logo.
To learn about Leadership development, click on either logo below:
What will it cost you if you don’t invest in your emerging leaders? Retention? Succession? Settling in the status quo while technology leaves you behind?
"Things change every year for all of us, and for them it is the same. I want them to feel confident that what they're talking about is good stuff. I want them to feel so confident that they will help you build your firm, they will want to stay there, they will want to be a part of the future. And that is what we can do for you..."
Are your emerging leaders hungry for information in order to better manage the firm of the future? Sandra Wiley invites your participation in the Emerging Leader track at the 2015 BTC Summit. Find information about developing Emerging Leaders here:
But don’t just take our word for it. Turn in to our free webinar on June 2, 2015 to hear how Jessica Yoder describes her experience with The P3 Leadership Academy™ and ask her the questions that most concern you about us.
"...often times we hear that current leaders lack the level of confidence they would like to have, in terms of their next generation of leaders, yet at the same time what they're doing is cutting the development investment that's being put into that group. So it's a little head scratching..."
Jim Boomer makes the claim that leadership skills, much like any other skill, require investment.
"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.
Posted By Jim Boomer,
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
"In the coming years we’re going to have a huge transition of leadership and finding the right people to fill those leadership positions is going to be important. But equally important is what's gonna happen to all the wisdom, experience and knowledge that those people that are retiring have in their heads..."