Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Resilient Accounting Leadership in Tough Times

Learn from former managing partner John Fenton about leadership mastery and self-awareness in this episode of the Accounting Influencers Podcast.

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Resilient Accounting Leadership in Tough Times with CEO Sensei John Fenton

John Fenton speaks with host Rob Brown about his experience as a managing partner at BDO and his passion for leadership. Fenton draws upon his background in athletics, particularly in football and martial arts, to emphasise the importance of mindset, self-awareness, and intentionality of ineffective leadership. He stresses the need for leaders to take a step back, breathe deeply, and create white space on their calendars to centre themselves, make better decisions, and build deeper relationships with their employees and clients.

John also touches on the power of active listening and focusing on what is most important. He believes that allowing oneself to be more centred leads to deeper, more meaningful relationships with employees and clients. John shares his personal experience with goal setting and how it changed his life, motivating him to work towards achieving his potential as an athlete and ultimately leading him to a successful career in accounting. This episode offers valuable insights into effective leadership strategies for accountants looking to grow their firms.


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