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5 Reasons Why Accountants Make Great Leaders

170108_CA-smI have such exciting news to share today!  I am delighted and honored to announce that I will be one of the regular Opinion columnists for the brand-new website Canadian Accountant that was just launched this week.  Canadian Accountant is Canada’s independent news source for the accounting profession and will focus on informational, motivational and aspirational content relevant to accounting and finance professionals.  It is the brainchild of my long-time professional colleague Colin Ellis, who is also the award-winning writer turned entrepreneur, and the former editor of D&A Magazine published by CPA Ontario.

Valuable information even if you’re not an accountant!

Now I am well aware that the vast majority of you who read this blog are likely not accountants, but I don’t want you to assume that the word “accountant” means that this site shouldn’t be of interest to you.   Quite the contrary!  Sure, there will be lots of accountant-specific stuff (like tax and financial reporting!), but there will also be plenty of content that is relevant to anyone who just works in the world of business (and I mean profit as well as not-for-profit).  Over the next few months, expect to see stories on business, leadership and strategy, all of which I know you’ll find useful.

My regular Opinion column is on Leadership (no surprise here), but my point is that leadership principles apply no matter what kind of an organization you work in.  And one of my fellow columnists, Alan Salmon, will be focusing on Technology which is completely relevant, no matter what your profession.

My first column: 5 Reasons Why Accountants Make Great Leaders

My inaugural column is titled 5 Reasons Why Accountants Make Great Leaders.  Now if you’re an accountant, you’ve just got to read this, no excuses!  And if you’re not, you should as well, if for no other reason than to argue the point 🙂 !

Now I’m obviously very excited about this new initiative, but I’d love to hear what you think.  Let me know what you think of my first column.  Comment here or on the Canadian Accountant website, let us know whether you agree or disagree.

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