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In a world of constant change and increasing complexity, the winners will be those who can keep their rate of learning faster than the rate of change, both as individuals and as organizations. Tom will explain why Business Learning Institute developed the “bounce” as an organizing framework to help develop a strategic and systematic approach to sustain increased and collective rate of learning. The Bounce is all about trajectory (direction), alignment & acceleration. Make sure you’re in the ballgame to win. There is a fundamental path to success for every CPA, we call the bounce. It is the shift from mentor to mentee, from technician to leader that happens at the manager job level. It shifts the focus from task specific work to managing people and projects. This critical turning point is where BLI makes a difference. From our Leadership Academy (now being offered at the AICPA for a fifth year and in several State CPA Societies and custom Firm and Corporate programs to our portfolio of programs that develop the critical leadership competencies identified by the AICPA in their CPA Horizons 2025 Project.


  •!! @tomhood Tom Hood, CEO, Business Learning Institute & Maryland Association of CPAs The Bounce Maximizing Your Career Trajectory
  • If there is a conversation about the future of the profession, you're bound to hear Hood's name mentioned as one of the people leading the way. Accounting Today Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA Named the Second Most Influential in Accounting by Accounting Today Magazine 2013 Top 150 Influencer by Linked-In Top 25 Influencers in Learning & HR by HR Examiner Top 25 Public Accounting Thought Leaders by CPA Practice Adviser Working on Learning Management with AICPA/ CPA2Biz, Cloud Curriculum, Performance Management /XBRL, Leadership & Generations CEO Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) Business Learning Institute (BLI)
  •! ! Respond to a Poll! Ask a Question! Select the session: AICPA EDGE the Bounce
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  • Insights to Ac,on One without the other is either useless or destruc,ve
  • The Shift Change
  • The Shift Change 1. Leadership! 2. Learning! 3. Technology! 4. Generations! 5. Workplace!
  • The challenge & opportunity is to make the shift from the rst curve to the second curve at the right time and with the right strategy
  • T In a period of rapid change and increasing complexity, the winners are going to be the people who can LEARN faster than the rate of CHANGE and faster than their COMPETITION. - Tom Hood, CPA.CITP.CGMA
  • You, Inc. 1.Context 2.Connections 3.Communication 4.Collaboration 5.Computers
  • If content is king, CONTEXT is the kingdom. - Will Avgerakis -AICPA Strengths Values Alignment Hindsight Foresight Insight
  • Strategic Thinking Process! Sight-Insight describes the context from hindsight, foresight, and current insight then you can create from opportunities, communicate and inspire action.!
  • Your Strengths & Skills Your Purpose & Values Your Companies Purpose & Values Alignment
  • Connections I (We) Source: Reid Hoffman, CEO Linked-In
  • Communication Make your thinking visible to others
  • Create your digital footprint
  • CEOs have a new strategy in the unending war for talent. They are crea,ng more open and collabora,ve cultures encouraging employees to connect, learn from each other and thrive in a world of rapid change. Collabora,on is the number-one trait CEOs are seeking in their employees. IBM Global CEO Study 2012 Collaboration
  • Collaboration #MBSN None of us is as smart as all of us! - Dr. Ken Blanchard
  • Connections
  • Conferences
  • Computers Use the tools, dont let the tools use you Francis McKenna @re:theauditors
  • RPD #RPD Radical Personal Development. Start Date: TODAY. Tomorrow: TOO LATE. Do Something Now! @tom_peters
  • Outread the other guy!
  • Computers
  • Computers
  • Toms Favorite Tools Use the tools, dont let the tools use you. Francine McKenna @retheauditors TwiXer Linked-In Blog Evernote Kindle
  • You are the same today as youll be in five years except for two things the books you read and the people you meet. - Charlie Tremendous Jones #RPD #L>C Start: TODAY! Tomorrow: TOO LATE.
  • A leaders job is to dene context and provide hope and inspiration..."
  • Tom Hood, CPA.CITP CEO Maryland Association of CPAs Business Learning Institute (443) 632-2301 E-mail [email protected] Web Blog Blog Follow me on: Twitter: LinkedIn: Facebook: Slideshare: Youtube:
  • Polling Questions
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  • Resources AICPA - Young CPA Network People to follow on twitter AICPA - CPA Horizons 2025 Report The Shift Change in Accounting BLI Express for Leaders BLI Blog CPA Success blog
  • RPD Radical Personal Development Accelera,ng tech changes/etc. = Middle class in tank. ONLY answer: Determined/intensive commitment to personal growth. Start date: 1/1/14. Remember: Excellent Brand You porcolio is about self-LESS-ness, not self-ISH-ness. You are as good as the network you develop-nurture. PERIOD. Bea,ng econ revolu,on: Invest in your network (share). Hit the books (study). Work your ass o. WOW-ify every project. Start: TODAY. Radical Personal Development. Start date: TODAY. Tomorrow: TOO LATE. Do SOMETHING. NOW. RPD/Today: Download an interes,ng book. Schedule a lunch with someone interes,ng THIS WEEK. Concoct a next step to WOW-ify a current project. RPD/Today: Check out MOOCs. Work with a pal on a reading list for the next 6 months. Call a good professional pal: Noodle on crea,ng an RPD Club. Boss: Your job is safer if every one of your team members is commiXed to RPD/Radical Personal Development. Ac,vely support them! Bosses suppor,ng RPD/Radical Personal Development: Read MaXhew Kellys The Dream Manager. hXps:// Bosses/In the next two weeks: Plan a sit-down mee,ng with each of your team members concerning her/his RPD/Radical Personal Development aspira,ons.
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  • Networking Build competency in non-sales selling Use your professional association and CPE events to plan serendipity Social media (again!)
  • Top Seven Issues - 2012 1. Information overload (including accounting and tax complexity) 2. Work / life balance 3. Generational issues and communications (including upper management not sharing knowledge with the younger generation) 4. Developing networking skills 5. Keeping up with technology -- especially the cloud 6. Finding career guidance 7. Understanding social media benets CPA Success blog post
  • Top Seven Issues - 2008 1. Bridging the "gap" between college and the "real world." 2. Under-developed skill sets (see more below). 3. Work-life balance. 4. Limited networking opportunities. 5. Intimidation from bosses (partners and CFOs). 6. CPA exam (time, support, information). 7. Lack of a voice within the profession. CPA Success blog post