Leading from the Edge

Unlocking the secret factor for growth and profitability.

With this article, CPA Trendlines launches a new weekly column by Anthony Zecca, author of the soon-to-be published “Leading from the Edge,” available exclusively from CPA Trendlines.

By Anthony Zecca
Leading from the Edge

Let’s talk about leadership – the type of leadership necessary to drive an organization to become a standout, high-performing organization. Although many of the principles are applicable to any middle-market organization, I have focused on professional service firms and within that, accounting firms where I spent my entire career.

“Every firm, every firm leader, every partner and every team member can stand out and be a top performer. It’s a choice and a commitment to excel.”

Throughout my career, I have worked with some fabulous standout organizations, some that were just improving a little each year and some that could not get out of their own way. I have worked with many leaders who consistently drove their organizations to excellence and significant growth in revenue and profits outperforming most in their industry.

I started to wonder, was there one factor that these standout organizations all shared?