When you run an accounting firm, you are responsible for a lot more than just your clients.
Sure, they’re the ones who give you the money. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to run your business.
But they’re not the only ones who make running it possible.
Unfortunately, many business owners “forget” about their employees. They are so busy worrying about their clients that they neglect the needs of their teams.
That’s not how real leaders act.
When you run an accounting firm, you are the leader. Your employees will look up to you because you’re the one responsible for navigating the ship that they’re on.
And, as everyone keeps watching you, the best thing you can do is lead by example.
Show your people what engagement and commitment looks like in practice. Be as committed to your firm’s goals and vision as you would like the employees to be.
But, don’t just set the goals, delegate jobs, and expect your employees do all the work. Sure, they know what they need to do. But when they see you play an active role in your firm’s growth – they’ll care even more.
When you do that, you show people that you’re a true leader rather than just a boss. This will inspire them to go the extra mile. They’ll follow you and help you make that vision a reality.
Of course, there’s a lot you can do to help them become even better at doing their work.
One of the key components of successful leadership is nurturing your team’s skills. To create successful, high-achieving teams, you need to support your employees. Help them grow on their way to achieving big goals.
If you show them the way and guide them while they take it – you’ll prove to them that they can trust you.
That trust will make them want to excel.
Great leadership is the key to building accounting firms that achieve great revenue and profits.