The Importance Of Leadership In Accounting

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“As with most popular sayings, there is some truth in the adage, ‘Great leaders are born, not made.’ To some extent, the capacity for great leadership is innate. However, learning how to become a more effective leader is within everyone’s grasp- whether you lead multiple teams, an entire company or just one staff member (University Alliance).” I was born to become a leader in the accounting industry. At a young age, my father instilled in me a general enthusiasm towards completing projects and caring deeply about the tasks that I am assigned. He also taught me that persistence is crucial in becoming a leader. As the world is unpredictable, so is leadership. Overcoming obstacles is a key component of effective leadership that I already possess. …show more content…
When I’m in the last two minutes of a December playoff game, I’m drawing confidence from windsprints I did the previous March. It’s just a circle: work and confidence (Manning & Curtis, pg. 31).” I will grow in my self-confidence from having years of experience in the accounting field. Without self-confidence, there would be no reason for my employees to respect me, especially if I cannot respect my own abilities. Currently I am not confident enough to head a company, but after finishing my education and working through the ranks at a company, I will gain the necessary skill of self-confidence. My career aspirations are going to be something that is very difficult to achieve because of the great abundance of accountants. People want to be accountants because it a stable job that pays well. In order to get ahead of the competition, I must be confident in my skillset. “Jobs in the primary labor market are challenging and rewarding; they pay well and include extensive benefits such as pensions and health insurance. In addition, this type of work is secure and provides people with a good chance to move ahead. These are the jobs people perform with satisfaction and think of as careers (Macionis, …show more content…
I was not born a “perfect human”. I was raised to have some very important characteristics of leadership; however, I am lacking in many other areas in which effective leaders excel in. By having the ability to complete my required tasks, I will be able to effectively spend my time and efforts on the employees of the business (rather than myself). By having self-confidence, I will be able to overcome the different obstacles presented to me. If I am able to gain stability in my life I will be able to focus my effort on my employees, rather than my own life or abilities. These qualities will take years to master. The only way for me to fully develop these characteristics of effective leadership is to work hard, spend time in my respected field, and never give up on my

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