Leadership Skills for Accountants: Building High-Performance Teams Self-Study Webinar (9 Hours)


Leadership is the ongoing process of aligning people, processes and resources to drive business results. The model that best accomplishes this goal is based on a framework that both elevates individuals and holds them accountable for deliverables and ensures alignment to the customer. This self-study webinar will help you:

  • Be an effective leader and stand out from the pack
  • Discover why some leaders fail and how to avoid potential pitfalls
  • Explore the crucial roles of team development: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing

To help accountants develop the leadership skills to grow professionally and become effective members of a corporate team. Using group exercises to practice their skills, participants will learn how to set goals, identify and confront problems, develop solutions and foster team success.

  • Effective vs. ineffective leadership
  • Developing high-performance teams and working effectively with team members
  • Different roles and responsibilities within a team
  • Establishing teams
    – Collaborative and high performance
    – Heterogeneous team mindset
    – Harmony and efficiency model
  • Core components of strategic development: human capital, finance/revenue, process and technology
  • Differences between work groups, high-performance teams and virtual teams
  • Manager as leader, developer, confronter and mentor
  • Handling problem employees and employee problems
  • Stakeholder valuation: understanding customers, partners and competitors

Recognize the characteristics of homogeneous and heterogeneous teams

Identify the tendencies of group thinking

Identify the phases in the development of a high-performance team

Identify common team dysfunctions

Identify the different types of analysis within strategic planning

Recognize the focus of a strategic planner

Recognize the primary goal of a SWOT analysis

Recognize the analytical focuses of a SWOT analysis

Recognize the operational opportunities of a SWOT analysis

Recognize the various roles of performance coaching

Identify the emphasis of the relationship model of performance coaching

Identify the purposes of performance coaching

Identify the distinguishing characteristics of mentoring

Identify the role of conflict in performance coaching

Recognize the consequences of the avoidance of conflict

Recognize generational stereotypes and their implications in the workplace

Recognize the steps in successful conflict resolution

Identify the characteristics of active listeners

Identify the characteristics of poor listening skills

Identify the best methodology for clarifying a conflict

Recognize the steps in successful and collaborative problem solving

Recognize unhealthy responses to conflict

Recognize characteristics least helpful in managing and resolving conflict

Recognize the characteristics of a skilled developer of employees

Recognize the characteristics of an effective development plan

Recognize the results of the successful development of employees

Identify the characteristics of knowledge, skills, behavior and attitude

Identify the characteristics of a successful performance coach

Identify the characteristics of a perpetually motivated employee

Identify the characteristics of successful leaders/leadership

Recognize the role of mentoring in the workforce

Recognize the characteristics of successful mentors





No advance preparation required.

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