Look, Lead, Love, Learn: Four Steps to Better Business, a Better Life - and Conquering Complexity in the Process
About the book
It’s a new world in the workplace.
Groundbreaking shifts in regulation, demographics, leadership and technology mean that “business as usual” doesn’t cut it anymore. Success today depends on our ability to collaborate, connect, innovate and inspire.
For the past six years, Bill Sheridan has used the Maryland Association of CPAs’ acclaimed blog, CPA Success, to show us how – and he’s learned a valuable lesson along the way: We’ll build better businesses, live better lives, and conquer complexity once we master the ability to look, lead, love and learn.
Note from the publisher
I’ve known Bill for close to a decade. I worked closely with him and with MACPA CEO Tom Hood to help them launch CPASuccess six years ago. Then Bill signed up for Beta Author Boost to write his first eBook.
As the principal author of CPASuccess and with over 1,000 blog posts to his name, Bill had an enormous amount of material to draw upon.
That may sound like a slam dunk but it’s quite a challenge to sift through that much content.
I encouraged Bill to take a 30,000 foot view of what he’d written for the blog. What themes and topics most resonated with him over the years?
After printing out dozens of pages of blog posts for review and reflection, Bill culled the following themes from CPASuccess:
Look, Lead, Love and Learn.
As Bill explains it:
“Look is actually foresight – the critical task of waking ourselves up, gazing to the horizon and see what’s coming at us.
Lead focuses on the changing nature of leadership – more communication and collaboration, less command and control.
Love is our human side. We’re here to serve, not be served. Once we learn that, the world is ours.
Learn is the key to everything. When change is a constant, the most important skill we possess is the ability to learn new skills.
For the next generation of leaders, these traits will be almost involuntary. They will be second nature.”
- Debbie Weil
Published on Amazon Kindle on May 13, 2013