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Becoming Indispensable, Part Three

Posted By Arianna Campbell, Thursday, August 20, 2015

"In the wise words of Henry Ford, 'If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.' Developing your skills requires a willingness to explore new areas and to welcome change. Look for the appropriate opportunities..."

Arianna Campbell lists three strategies to ensure that you are indispensable in part three from her article on "Becoming Indispensable."

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Tags:  2015  Arianna Campbell  blog  personal development  Talent 

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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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Next Generation Leadership

Posted By Sandra Wiley, Thursday, July 23, 2015

"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.

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Tags:  2015  Blog  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  leadership  mentoring  retention  Sandra Wiley  Talent  team building  Trends 

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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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Becoming Indispensable, Part Two

Posted By Arianna Campbell, Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Being truly indispensable requires you to be more than just task oriented. The Harvard Business Review article, Making Yourself Indispensable, advises that it is best to “develop skills that complement what you already do best.” The article goes on to list five main categories for professional development with corresponding competencies..."

Arianna Campbell prescribes a process to ensure that your professional skills are indispensable in part two from her article on "Becoming Indispensable."

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Tags:  2015  Arianna Campbell  blog  personal development  Talent 

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Four Step Training Model

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:

 


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Tags:  2015  blog  Dustin Hostetler  Emerging Leaders  leadership  Lean Six Sigma  performance management  process improvement  Talent  Training and Learning 

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The Emerging Leader Track at The 2015 BTC Summit

Posted By Sandra Wiley, Thursday, May 28, 2015

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.

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Tags:  2015  blog  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  leadership  motivation  Networking  personal development  retention  Sandra Wiley  Succession  Talent  Training and Learning 

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What makes a next generation leader?

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, May 21, 2015

"...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.

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Tags:  2015  Blog  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  Jim Boomer  leadership  personal development  Succession  Talent 

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First Steps After Tax Season

Posted By Sandra Wiley, Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Tax season is over and now you can start turning your attention to something else; that is after you’ve taken just a moment to take a big deep breath, maybe spent a little time with your family, and then maybe catch up on a few those emails…"

Sandra Wiley suggests priorities to address in the aftermath of the tax season.

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Tags:  2015  Blog  leadership  Sandra Wiley  Strategic Planning  Talent  Training and Learning 

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The Value of Community

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, April 9, 2015

"It's also very important, I think, to get involved at both the state level, with your state societies and also at the national level with the AICPA…but regardless of where you go, networking is such a valuable piece of your career development and your success."

Jim Boomer talks about the most important reasons for networking in this recording from February, 2015.

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Tags:  2015  Blog  Innovation  Jim Boomer  leadership  Networking  personal development  Talent 

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