It’s Going to be Good: Building Your Accounting Firm

Anna and Jill continue their discussion on Patrick Lencioni's The Ideal Team Player.

Humility can look different than we think. Being confident AND knowing there is more to learn is our definition of true humility. It's easy to spot a superiority complex, but harder to see the other end of that spectrum. Being self-deprecating looks like humility, but it can be a very subtle sign of pride or an unhealthy self-focus.

Hunger is essential to growth, but it's also important to balance that tenacity and ambition with showing up as someone others would actually want to work with. This typically looks like a desire to grow, learn and pursue excellence, but not at the cost of other people or the relationships you build with the humans you work with.

Smart, or emotionally intelligent individuals tend to look at the way they work and how it impacts others. It's not about being better than your teammates and it's definitely not about sliding under the radar without being seen as the best OR worst. It's really about comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not how you compare to someone else today.

So how do you know when you're an Ideal Team Player? And how can you tell when someone on your team is? And what do you do when you realize someone isn't the right team player for your team? 

Listen in to part 2 of 2, as Jill and Anna talk through their experiences leading a team that truly values and expects everyone to show up as The Ideal Team Player, with hunger, humility and smarts.

Links mentioned in this episode
Link to The Ideal Team Player (by Patrick Lencioni and The Table Group)

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Creators & Guests

Anna Ready
Technology enthusiast, accounting geek, and lover of all things systemized. Wife. Mom. Firm Owner (Accrew). Mostly just here for the jokes
Jill Chun
Passionate about leading and developing teams in meaningful ways. Won’t turn down a challenge and loves asking how we can refine a process so that it works for us (not against us). Always up for a good dance party

What is It’s Going to be Good: Building Your Accounting Firm?

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