One of the most important qualities of a great leader of an accounting practice is the ability to get along with people, to show passion, be compassionate and to make others feel good about themselves. This top ten list will support you in becoming a great leader in your practice that others want to follow.
- Ask each employee what they most value and begin to set company goals to support these important aspects of the lives of your employees.
- Help people reach their full potential by recognising when they do something extraordinary and compliment them on their successes.
- Distribute a monthly internal practice newsletter to recognise and congratulate the wins of your employees. Staff love to be recognised for their accomplishments and this will instill sense of pride.
- Host one fun activity each month. Take employees to lunch, to dinner or host an activity outside the office. This will rejuvenate your employees and build loyalty to the organisation.
- Build consensus by allowing employees to vote on changes within the practice. Your job will be much more effective if you have the support of the people on the front line.
- Deal with conflict by being upfront and honest. Move towards a resolution as quickly as possible.
- Tray to eliminate office gossip from your practice and keep all employee concerns confidential.
- Trust your employees to make smart decisions without your interference. Self-esteem is built by allowing others the opportunity to try new things and to be successful.
- Provide work that is meaningful and that allows your employees the opportunity to stretch and grow and above all, provide the training necessary for implementing a change.
- Cheer the company on by announcing on at least a weekly basis, the successes of the previous week. This surge of energy will increase productivity moving forward.
Great leadership is all about managing people, enhancing client relationships and being the driver of success in your firm. Come to Smithink’s Young Guns Workshop at the Hilton Surfers Paradise on 29 February and 1 March 2016 to see how to move to the next level, network with your peers and learn from the experienced Smithink team.
For more information and to register click here: http://www.smithink.com/event/the-all-new-young-guns-workshop