Technical competency is vital to accounting professionals. Changes to regulations, statues, and compliance are imminent. A solid knowledge base provides a pathway to progress with a task or project. However, one’s interpersonal skills or lack thereof may hinder or delay the successful completion. Effective interpersonal skills matter.
What a sender intends to communicate to another is null compared to how its perceived by the receiver. Feedback dictates what’s understood. What’s understood affects the ability to develop healthy relationships. Establishing healthy relationships lead to qualities to influence others. There is a direct correlation between interpersonal skills and effective leadership. How do you measure up?
Identify communication skills needed in the workplace.
Discuss attributes of non-verbal communication skills and suggestions to overcome insecurities.
Benefits of exhibiting interpersonal skills for career progression and to influence others.
Identify characteristics of extraverts and introverts and strategies to approach certain character traits.
Describe how interpersonal relationships are a pathway to leadership.
Bridget Kaigler, CPA, CGMA, CMA, MBA has been captivating individuals most of her life with inspiring and motivational messages. Bridget’s approachable personality and life experiences enable her to engage with colleagues, peers, and working professionals to deliver favorable results and most importantly, promote open communication.
Bridget’s humble beginnings and non-traditional path to becoming a CPA was the foundation and encouragement to begin her own company, Bringing Leadership Back (BLB), LLC. BLB was founded to help aspiring leaders grow. Amongst other objectives, BLB encourages others to demonstrate what leadership looks like while maintaining character and integrity. BLB offers a varity of services with a primary focus on leadership/team development, personal branding, interpersonal skills, and career services.
Recently, Bridget was named as a 2018 Great Futures Honoree by Club Blue, Boys and Girls Club Young Affinity Group. Great Futures Honoree's represent movers and shakers in the community who are on the path to achieving a great futures while giving back and making the community a better place. In addition, Bridget was the 2016 Woman to Watch – Emerging Leader, an award given in partnership with the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee and the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA) recognizing women who’ve made significant contributions to the accounting profession and demonstrate to emerging leader’s success is within their reach.
Bridget reminds all leaders we are responsible for the energy we bring to a space. Leadership starts with us! Set the standard and others will follow. Be the one to change the world ONE person and ONE motivational word at a time.