Welcome to issue #27 of Curated by Accountants. This month’s theme is all about leadership. I often get asked questions on this topic—how can I become a better leader? What are the important things to do with my team? How can I juggle this role with everything else in my business? So I’ve put together a special edition, dedicated to helping you become a better leader.

Must-reads this month

It’s crucial that leaders understand  the importance of feedback in the workplace. A side note to this, providing regular feedback also gives you an opportunity to gain valuable insights from your team.

Regular feedback, reviewing goals and progress, and setting everyone up to succeed is part of the winning team formula. Here are some tips on the best questions to include on your next one-on-one meeting agenda.

The five ways to improve your self-awareness as a leader.

Why leadership equals storytelling.

And don’t forget, we have the entire month of the thinking accountant 4-part webinar series that you can go back to.

What does real business advisory look like?

And some light-hearted reading from Jason Andrew on why I became an accountant. It’s always great to learn why people embarked on certain things in life.

Events not-to-be-missed

How blockchain will impact your accounting firm (webinar) — 1 March 2018

Accounting Business Expo AU — 21-22 March 2018

Accountex UK — 23-24 May 2018

QuickBooks Connect Sydney — 24 May

Podcast of the month

For some fun and creativity (and good business lessons) check out the Freakonomics Podcast.

Quote of the month

“Find people who make you better.” — Michelle Obama

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