Platt’s Perspective

Michael PlattAccounting profession veteran Bob Bunting has defined the $10,000 hour as the activity that you as a partner can do that would bring the greatest return to the firm. Mentoring of younger mangers and staff consistently provides the best return to the firm.

Spending time nurturing staff might be the hardest activity to start, but it can be the most rewarding – both personally and professionally.

I throw out a challenge to every person reading this: Take advantage of the reduced stresses that summertime offers, sit down with your rising stars, and help them remove just one obstacle toward achieving greater success. Focus on enough of these important development meetings and you will find the urgent busy-ness of your day may just start to dissipate. Go ahead, take the first step.