CPA Conference Leadership Workshop

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CPA Conference Leadership Workshop

  1. 1. 5/5/09 Discovering and Developing Your Leadership Skills CPA QLD Country Conference - Presenter Andrew Griffiths About the morning ahead.... 1
  2. 2. 5/5/09 A bit about me and why I am in front of you today... So lets talk leadership for a few minutes.... 2
  3. 3. 5/5/09 So what makes a lousy leader lousy? 1. Their reason for leading is not clear (sometimes as much to them as to those around them). 3
  4. 4. 5/5/09 2. They recruit the wrong people for the wrong reasons. 3. Their communication skills need work. 4
  5. 5. 5/5/09 4. Their ethical code is hard to decipher. 5. Some are mentally unstable. 5
  6. 6. 5/5/09 6. They react and over react. 7. Staff fear them or fear their job security. 6
  7. 7. 5/5/09 8. Often they lack courage or conviction or both. 9. Their primary interest is often self preservation. 7
  8. 8. 5/5/09 10. They often lack emotional intelligence. Let’s talk.... 8
  9. 9. 5/5/09 So what makes a great leader great? 1. They are inspired communicators. 9
  10. 10. 5/5/09 2. They are clear and consistent with no room for confusion. 3. They are excellent and intuitive observers. 10
  11. 11. 5/5/09 4. They command respect by their words and most importantly their actions. 5. Great leaders look the part. 11
  12. 12. 5/5/09 6. They can see far into the future, with clarity. 7. They see the big picture, beyond themselves. 12
  13. 13. 5/5/09 8. They understand the power of people and how little things create lifelong relationships. 9. They make big decisions, no matter how hard they may be. 13
  14. 14. 5/5/09 10. They are able to empathize with those around them. Let’s talk.... 14
  15. 15. 5/5/09 How do we grow as leaders? 1. Be very clear about what kind of leader you want to grow into. 15
  16. 16. 5/5/09 2. Invest in yourself. 3. Surround yourself with the right kind of people. 16
  17. 17. 5/5/09 4. Develop great habits. 5. Make time to think. 17
  18. 18. 5/5/09 6. Have a life. 7. Become an exceptional communicator. 18
  19. 19. 5/5/09 8. Read.....a lot..... 9. Build strong relationships and networks. 19
  20. 20. 5/5/09 10. Grow every year, review every year. Let’s talk.... 20
  21. 21. 5/5/09 So what have we figured out this morning? What makes a lousy leader lousy? 21
  22. 22. 5/5/09 What makes a great leader great? How can we grow to become a better leader? 22
  23. 23. 5/5/09 Thank you. wwww.andrewgriffiths.com.au 23

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