26 03, 2019

Doing Leadership Differently

2019-03-26T00:40:02+10:00By |Leadership, Strategy|

To continue growing successfully and sustainably, every accounting practice and indeed every business needs to do leadership differently. I have been enjoying speaking to lawyers, CEOs and accountants in multiple venues, around the country recently on the topics of strategy, leadership and technology. Audiences are revealing that in terms of future planning, CEOs are often better strategic leaders than accountants, who are sometimes more forward-thinking than lawyers. I am seeing that each professional group does leadership differently and yet there are lessons to be learnt from one another.    

18 02, 2019

Keynote to AHRI and intelliHR

2019-02-18T14:35:43+10:00By |Events, Leadership|

I am looking forward to sharing my highly interactive keynote ‘When Worlds Collide.’ with the Australian Human Resource Institute and intelliHR in Brisbane this Wednesday. I will be sharing that to successfully work with the 'elephants in the room', leaders need to approach issues, conflicts and dilemmas with an understanding of the underlying value sets of those involved. Our potential as human beings can be realized by better understanding our own values and those of others. In fact, without doing so, we limit the source of new ideas and lower our organization's creativity.  Registrations are open on the AHRI website or contact cpdevents@ahri.com.au. Feel free to invite colleagues from your organization to inspire conversation across all functional areas, and by doing so, promote more productive, inclusive and diverse workplaces. Price: AHRI Members – Free / Non-members – $20.00 For further details contact: Andrea O'Halloran – 0439 077 630 Convenor AHRI QLD Diversity & Inclusion Network

4 02, 2019

Keynote to IPA Victoria Congress

2019-02-04T13:40:12+10:00By |Leadership|

I am looking forward to sharing my keynote ‘Doing leadership differently: How to best lead your future practice.’ with the Institute of Public Accountants' Victoria Congress this month at Phillip Island. I will be sharing that to keep growing successfully and sustainably, every practice needs to do leadership differently. We will look at the dominant instincts that shape leaders and hear about Plato’s three drivers of the human soul. We will develop a sense of the stages of growth for accounting practices and identify the blend of leadership traits and virtues needed at each stage, along with the levels of self-awareness needed for doing leadership differently. For Accountants who are on the Lookout for the Pinnacles of Leadership, the Institute of Public Accountants' Victoria Congress this month at Phillip Island, on 28 Feb - 1 Mar has it all. This year's congress has a wonderful line-up of speakers and activities, so please check out the IPA website below and join me. Early bird pricing must end this Friday 8 Feb. Info and bookings (early bird ends 8 Feb) at https://www.publicaccountants.org.au/viccongress2019 and sarah.cooke@publicaccountants.org.au or 03 8665 3153.