Presentation at the Winning is Everything Conference on January 16, 2014 in Las Vegas.
In a period of rapid change and increasing complexity, the winners will be those who can keep their rate of learning greater than the rate of change and greater than their competition or their L > C.
It's time to reimagine the CPA profession around the concepts of talent development and learning. New skills, new ways of learning, and new thinking. The need for a strategic and systematic approach to talent development is already underway in many high-performing organizations. Are you ready for these sweeping, even disruptive trends?
Can you hear the shift change whistle? Because today the whistle is blowing for the accounting profession. The shift change is the transfer of the retiring baby boomers to the next generation of leaders that will be taking the helm in the next few years. Except this time it is not the same as the shipyard. This time the incoming shift will require a new set of skills and tools to continue the work of the prior shift. This time it's different.