Trust Is a Key Organizational Ingredient

Two businesswomen talking by office windowRelationships have become more important.

By Steven E. Sacks

It is important for the next generation to believe in the concept of trust. To trust and be trusted, leaders must

  • self-assess and be sure they can trust themselves,
  • announce to the firm what the goals and their intentions are,
  • practice what is being preached and
  • create a culture where trust leads to inspiration and enthusiasm.

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CPA firms that look to the next generation of leaders have created their own templates: a composite profile of the traits that are necessary to thrive as a partner. What is/was considered leadership potential differs in firms. And because priorities differ, some emphasize authenticity, some a high EQ, some rainmaking abilities and some strategic thinking.