Monday, June 07, 2010

91st IMA National Convention- Monday pm

A second very good session to start afternoon festivities--Peter Brewer and Doug Calhoun made an excellent case for teaching accounting students leadership skills as part of their education. A primary part of their argument--leadership and interpersonal are as valuable to a new hires long-term career as technical skills. Their primary components of leadership are vision or influence, motivate, enablement and integrity.

The second afternoon session was lead by Julia Trugman-Nikol to demonstrate the importance of documentation of human capital in a business before key people leave or retire. Her concepts were well thought-out but her handling of questions (including one of mine) did not impress, thus I can only give her a fairly decent rating.


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