Written by: Tina Powell, CPA
According to Allan Koltin, CPA in a recent article in the June 2013 Journal of Accountancy, there are
10 C’s of Great Leaders.
- Competitive Spirit – start every day with a “will win” attitude. It’s contagious!
- Clutter – recognize that there are administrative tasks that will clutter up your day. Delegate them to others so that you can focus on the most important issues.
- Cohesiveness – get everyone on the same page so that you are all working toward the same goal.
- Candidness – be open and up front with constructive criticism
- Crystal Clear Vision – great leaders live and breathe their vision well beyond the strategic plan itself.
- Curious – be a good listener and ask questions about how others are doing things that you do.
- Contagious Enthusiasm – rally the troops! Share in the successes. You need to know what motivates your employees: words of encouragement, time off, little perks, compensation.
- Crazy – be an innovator not a follower. People may think you are crazy for not following the norm, but if you have a passionate belief in what you want to achieve then you will go out and do it.
- Change – if you are passionate and believe in your vision, you can change the beliefs of your partners and/or staff. Apply candidness to tell them “here is where you performed today,” “here is where you need to go,” and “here is what you can become.”
- Communication – a great leader communicates their vision and everyone knows where the company is headed and what their part is in helping to get it there.