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.