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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NASBA Field of Study: 
Communications & Marketing