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Developing Talent in Accounting Firms: Mark Fritz
Episode 2121st December 2023 • Accounting Talent Podcast • Rob Brown (Accounting Influencers Roundtable - AIR)
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Developing Talent in Accounting Firms: Mark Fritz

In this episode of the Accounting Influencers Podcast, guest Mark Fritz shares valuable insights for accountants looking to grow their firms. Mark emphasizes the importance of creating a sense of ownership and achievement among team members, rather than just focusing on activities. He discusses the drawbacks of micromanagement and encourages leaders to enable their teams, coach them, and act as enablers rather than dictators.

Mark also highlights the significance of creating the right experience for clients in service-based businesses. He suggests that it's not just about the details of the service but also about the feeling and impression it leaves on clients. Additionally, he explores the concept of work-life integration and the need for flexibility in allowing individuals to balance their personal and professional lives effectively.

The episode delves into the role of leadership in fostering growth and development within organizations. Mark stresses the importance of helping individuals tap into their potential, providing opportunities for them to grow, and involving them in improvement projects to enhance engagement and satisfaction.

Lastly, he emphasizes the value of offering choices and options for personal development, recognizing that not everyone develops in the same way. Mark encourages leaders to listen to their team members and tailor development opportunities to their preferences and needs. He also underscores the significance of creating environments that foster understanding and support, both internally among team members and externally with clients.

Overall, this episode offers practical advice and strategies for accountants to enhance their leadership skills, create positive experiences for clients, and promote growth within their firms.

Guest Bio

Mark Fritz is an accomplished leader with a focus on leading change across distances and cultures. With an extensive international career, Mark has led enterprise-level change programs in diverse markets such as Egypt, Netherlands, Italy, and Japan. He has excelled in driving transformation and reengineering efforts, successfully leading virtual organizations and building strong, diverse teams.

As a leadership specialist, Mark has worked with executives and organizations worldwide, helping them transform their leadership habits and achieve better results. With mentoring and masterclasses delivered in over 50 countries, Mark brings his expertise to prestigious business schools, including IE Business School and HEC, teaching courses on leadership and influence. He also designs bespoke leadership programs within organizations to strengthen leaders and equip them with the tools for growth and success.

Mark's personal journey has taken him across the globe, living in various countries and working in over 50 countries. Currently based in London with his Japanese wife, Mark finds joy in playing golf and cherishes the opportunity to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds, recognizing the value of learning from such experiences.

Known for his focus on empowering leaders to stop micromanaging and instead foster a mindset of ownership and achievement, Mark helps leaders unlock their team's potential. Through impactful keynotes and masterclasses, he delivers inspirational experiences packed with practical advice and actionable steps.

With a dedication to driving performance, influencing others, and mentoring, Mark's thought-provoking sessions and ongoing support make him an integral part of any organization's growth journey. His unique blend of inspiration and practicality leaves audiences with clear actions and a desire to become the leaders they aspire to be.

Your Host

Host Rob Brown is a renowned presenter, facilitator, and chair for high-level conferences and events in the accounting and fintech profession worldwide. He's an expert on trust, reputation, talent, career development, and more.

Author of Build Your Reputation and a TEDx speaker with over 300,000 YouTube views: stroke survivor, a committed Christian, and a black belt in kickboxing. Based in Nottingham, UK, he enjoys chess, backgammon, and orange chocolate but is allergic to grapefruit.

Talent in Accounting is sponsored by AdvanceTrack

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