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“Everyone keeps telling accountants that they need to change their focus from the historic and the backward-looking, and to start being proactive and offering future-focused advice – but no one tells them how. The beauty of the Anticipatory Organization program is that it actually gives you a set of tools to harness the hard trends that are shaping the future, and use them to create new value for your firm and your clients.” - Daniel Hood, Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today (when recognizing AOAF as a 2016 Top Product in Learning
The competency of “anticipation” actually includes a number of competencies included in many of the top companies of today.
Across these models, you'll see a common theme of “strategic thinking," "innovation" and “leading change."
Many of these organizations build (and validate) fantastic competency models and know what they want people to do.
The top five skills and competencies identified for CPAs, accounting and finance professionals are:
1. Strategic and critical thinking;
3. Anticipating and serving evolving needs;
4. Inspiring and motivating others;
5. Collaboration and mobilizing consensus
The beauty of the Anticipatory Organization model is that it offers a clear process that makes highly-abstract leadership competencies attainable and trainable. Using nano-leanring in very short 3-4 minute single concept videos (imagine a series of shirt Ted Talks) with rapid application exercises to immediately apply the concepts to the job, and visual job aids to reinforce and remember the learning. Add a team implementation and collaboration guide and you can create a shared language and culture of being anticipatory and proactive.
If an organization wants to make "strategic thinking" or "innovation" a core competency, we can provide clear, trainable activities that can be targeted to a wide range of learners (from individual contributors to senior leadership). We provide the bridge between the competency model and the desired observable behaviors.
For more information visit www.blionline.org/ao or contact Tom Hood firstname.lastname@example.org