In a world of constant change and increasing complexity, the winners will be those who can keep their rate of learning faster than the rate of change, both as individuals and as organizations. Tom will explain why Business Learning Institute developed the “bounce” as an organizing framework to help develop a strategic and systematic approach to sustain increased and collective rate of learning. The Bounce is all about trajectory (direction), alignment & acceleration. Make sure you’re in the ballgame to win. There is a fundamental path to success for every CPA, we call the bounce. It is the shift from mentor to mentee, from technician to leader that happens at the manager job level. It shifts the focus from task specific work to managing people and projects. This critical turning point is where BLI makes a difference. From our Leadership Academy (now being offered at the AICPA for a fifth year and in several State CPA Societies and custom Firm and Corporate programs to our portfolio of programs that develop the critical leadership competencies identified by the AICPA in their CPA Horizons 2025 Project.
Text of the BOUNCE - Maximizing Your Career Trajectory - AICPA EDGE Conference
@tomhood Tom Hood, CEO, Business
Learning Institute & Maryland Association of CPAs
The Bounce Maximizing Your Career Trajectory
If there is a conversation about the future of the profession, you're bound to hear Hood's name mentioned as one of the people leading the way. – Accounting Today
Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA
• Named the Second Most Influential in Accounting by
Accounting Today Magazine 2013 • Top 150 Influencer by Linked-In • Top 25 Influencers in Learning & HR by HR Examiner • Top 25 Public Accounting Thought Leaders by CPA
Practice Adviser • Working on Learning Management with AICPA/
The challenge & opportunity is to make the shift from the first curve to the second curve at the right time and with the
“In a period of rapid change and increasing complexity, the winners are going to be the people who can LEARN faster than the rate of CHANGE
and faster than their COMPETITION.” -‐ Tom Hood, CPA.CITP.CGMA
1. Context 2. Connections 3. Communication 4. Collaboration 5. Computers
If content is king, CONTEXT is the kingdom.
- Will Avgerakis -AICPA
• Strengths • Values • Alignment
• Hindsight • Foresight • Insight
Strategic Thinking Process!Sight-Insight describes the context from hindsight, foresight, and current insight
then you can create from opportunities, communicate and inspire action.!
Your Strengths & Skills
Your Purpose & Values
Your Companies Purpose & Values
I (We) Source: Reid Hoffman, CEO Linked-In
Communication Make your thinking visible to others
Create your digital footprint…
CEOs have a new strategy in the unending war for talent. They are crea,ng more open and collabora,ve cultures — encouraging employees to connect, learn from each other and thrive in a world of rapid change. Collabora,on is the number-‐one trait CEOs are seeking in their employees. – IBM Global CEO Study 2012
#MBSN None of us is as smart as all of us! - Dr. Ken Blanchard
Use the tools, don’t let the tools use you – Francis McKenna @re:theauditors
RPD #RPD Radical Personal Development. Start Date: TODAY. Tomorrow: TOO LATE. Do Something Now! @tom_peters
Outread the other guy!
Tom’s Favorite Tools
“Use the tools, don’t let the tools use you.” – Francine McKenna @retheauditors
“You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things – the books you read and the people you meet.”
- Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
#RPD #L>C Start: TODAY! Tomorrow: TOO LATE.
A leader’s job is to define context and provide hope and inspiration..."
Tom Hood, CPA.CITP CEO Maryland Association of CPAs Business Learning Institute (443) 632-2301 E-mail [email protected] Web http://www.macpa.org Blog http://www.cpasuccess.com Blog http://www.bizlearningblog.com
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Resources AICPA - Young CPA Network http://cpa.tc/52h People to follow on twitter http://cpa.tc/4zw AICPA - CPA Horizons 2025 Report http://cpa.tc/529 The Shift Change in Accounting http://cpa.tc/527 BLI Express for Leaders http://cpa.tc/333 BLI Blog http://www.blionline.org/blog/ CPA Success blog http://www.cpasuccess.com
RPD – Radical Personal Development Accelera,ng tech changes/etc. = Middle class in tank. ONLY answer: Determined/intensive commitment to personal growth. Start date: 1/1/14. Remember: Excellent “Brand You” porcolio is about self-‐LESS-‐ness, not self-‐ISH-‐ness. You are as good as the network you develop-‐nurture. PERIOD. Bea,ng econ revolu,on: Invest in your network (share). Hit the books (study). Work your ass off. WOW-‐ify every project. Start: TODAY. Radical Personal Development. Start date: TODAY. Tomorrow: TOO LATE. Do … SOMETHING. NOW. RPD/Today: Download an interes,ng book. Schedule a lunch with someone interes,ng … THIS WEEK. Concoct a next step to WOW-‐ify a current project. RPD/Today: Check out MOOCs. Work with a pal on a reading list for the next 6 months. Call a good professional pal: Noodle on crea,ng an RPD Club. Boss: Your job is safer if every one of your team members is commiXed to RPD/Radical Personal Development. Ac,vely support them! Bosses suppor,ng RPD/Radical Personal Development: Read MaXhew Kelly’s The Dream Manager. hXps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ESxXO42HvDQ Bosses/In the next two weeks: Plan a sit-‐down mee,ng with each of your team members concerning her/his RPD/Radical Personal Development aspira,ons.
• Build competency in “non-sales selling” • Use your professional association and CPE events to plan serendipity • Social media (again!)
Top Seven Issues - 2012 1. Information overload (including accounting and tax
complexity) 2. Work / life balance 3. Generational issues and communications (including upper
management not sharing knowledge with the younger generation)
4. Developing networking skills 5. Keeping up with technology -- especially the cloud 6. Finding career guidance 7. Understanding social media benefits
CPA Success blog post http://cpa.tc/1ef
Top Seven Issues - 2008 1. Bridging the "gap" between college and the "real world." 2. Under-developed skill sets (see more below). 3. Work-life balance. 4. Limited networking opportunities. 5. Intimidation from bosses (partners and CFOs). 6. CPA exam (time, support, information). 7. Lack of a voice within the profession.