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1 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Topic: Leadership at the Early Stages of Your Career Presented to the student chapter of IMA – The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals Presenter: Connie Wilson – Director of Client Experience, Grant Thornton, LLP

2 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Agenda Welcome and introductions Background on Grant Thornton Attributes of Leadership Tips to help you stand out Wrap-up and final questions

3 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Welcome and Introductions

4 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Today's Presenter Connie Wilson – Director of Client Experience, Grant Thornton

5 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. About Grant Thornton

6 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Grant Thornton Grant Thornton is a full spectrum audit, tax, and advisory firm. There are 6 truly global firms, and we are one of them. We have 50 offices in the U.S. and we are in 100 countries around the world. Our size and footprint give us the capacity to respond to the range of needs our clients have. But our focus is localized, personalized service. We help our clients do three things: achieve goals, solve problems, and manage risk.

7 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Attributes of Leadership

8 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Attributes of Leadership at an Executive Level

9 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Attributes of Leadership at an Entry Level

10 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Tips to help you stand out

11 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. How will you stand out in a sea of entry level people?

12 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 1. Know how you connect to the bigger picture

13 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 2. Adhere to the "Doctrine of Completed Work" The following memorandum has been reproduced countless times by military and civilian organizations since World War II and has become a widely accepted definition of what effective staff members do. The original source of the memorandum is unclear. Some reports indicate that the memo was issued in January 1942 by the Provost Marshal General, U.S. Army. It has also bee attributed to Brigadier G.E.R. Smith, a member of the Royal Canadian Army, who released it in 1943, while he was serving as Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, First Canadian Army.

14 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 3. Know when it is time to speak up or time to let it go

15 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 4. Know the power of influence vs. authority

16 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 5. Learn what it means to be politically astute

17 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 6. Practice the principals of effective communications (verbal and non-verbal) Texting Instant messaging Social Media Sites (LinkedIn, Facebook) verbal (includes oral and written) Face-to- Face Telephone Video (Skype) Web- conferencing

18 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 6. Practice the principals of effective communications (verbal and non-verbal)

19 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 7. Be aware of your focus frames

20 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 7. Be aware of your focus frames

21 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. What is your role in today's session?

22 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Time to get up out of your chairs!

23 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. THE MOST POWERFUL OF ALL HUMAN FEARS IS THE FEAR OF FAILURE AND THE FEAR OF SUCCESS. THESE FEARS, WHEN UNTAMED, HAVE THE POWER TO PREVENT US FROM REACHING OUR FULL POTENTIAL.

24 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. What is your role in today's session?

25 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. THE MOST POWERFUL OF ALL HUMAN FEARS IS THE FEAR OF FAILURE AND THE FEAR OF SUCCESS. THESE FEARS, WHEN UNTAMED, HAVE THE POWER TO PREVENT US FROM REACHING OUR FULL POTENTIAL. The correct number of F's is 11

26 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Left Brain: rational logical sequential linguistic motor data analytic Why do we not always see the Fs? Right Brain: Intuitive emotional creative visual simultaneous relationships impressions Our left brain interprets the "F" in the word "of" phonetically as "OV". This causes people to miss the "F" visually.

27 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. YELLOW BLUE ORANGE BLACK RED GREEN PURPLE YELLOW RED ORANGE GREEN BLACK BLUE RED PURPLE GREEN BLUE ORANGE Look at the chart and say the color, not the word:

28 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. YELLOW BLUE ORANGE BLACK RED GREEN PURPLE YELLOW RED ORANGE GREEN BLACK BLUE RED PURPLE GREEN BLUE ORANGE Why is this so hard to do? Your right brain tries to say the color but your left brain insists on reading the word

29 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 8. Look for the "f's"

30 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 9. Your emotional elevator – know what floor you're on grateful wise, insightful creative, innovative resourceful hopeful, optimistic appreciative patient, understanding sense of humor flexible, adaptive curious, interested impatient, frustrated irritated, bothered worried, anxious defensive, insecure judgmental, blaming self-righteous stressed, burned-out angry, hostile depressed The higher the floor, the more you are able to contribute and perform at your best. What floor are you on right now? How can you reframe things and move to a higher floor? Source:

31 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd! 10. Learn how to press pause – Manage your "R" Event + Reaction = Outcome

32 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. 1.Know how you connect to the bigger picture 2.Adhere to the "Doctrine of Completed Work" 3.Know when it is time to speak up or time to let it go 4.Know the power of influence versus authority 5.Learn what it means to be politically astute 6.Practice the principals of effective communications 7.Be aware of your focus frames 8.Look for the "f's" 9.Your emotional elevator – know what floor you are on 10.Learn how to press pause – Manage your "R" Ten tips to help you stand out from the crowd!

33 © Grant Thornton LLP. All rights reserved. Questions?


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