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Leading in Two Worlds; Unleashing Your Potential as a Volunteer and Beyond


Do you volunteer your time and expertise? Are you a leader in your professional or volunteer organization? This episode includes insights for volunteers and volunteer leaders.

Today, I am speaking with CPAs who serve as volunteers, board members, and committee leaders within the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA). This episode provides highlights I'll share in my keynote address.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The professional benefits of volunteering: Discover how volunteering your time can develop transferable skills that apply directly to your day job, including communication, delegation, relationship building, strategic thinking, and networking.
  • The importance of clear expectations and accountability:  Learn why successful volunteer teams succeed on clear expectations and how to create an environment of accountability that engages the entire team.
  • The top reasons delegation fails (and how to fix them):  Unclear expectations, lack of skills, and undefined deadlines are just a few reasons delegation goes wrong. This episode provides a simple 3-step process to ensure successful task assignments within your committee or team.
  • The power of actionable feedback:  Effective leaders of volunteer groups provide clear and timely feedback. Discover how to deliver feedback that focuses on solutions and empowers individuals to take action.
  • Turning learnings into action: Attending conferences and training programs is valuable, but the true impact comes from putting what you learn into practice. Learn a simple framework to commit to actions and achieve results.

Whether you're a seasoned board member, volunteer leader of committees, or just starting your involvement in an association or organization, this episode offers insights and practical tips to:

  • Enhance your leadership skills through volunteering.
  • Foster successful and accountable volunteer teams.
  • Transfer your volunteer work to your professional environment.

Share your experience.

Have you ever been part of a high-performing volunteer team? What did you learn from the experience? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Ready to gain practical leadership tips? Listen to this episode now!

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