Magazine article Strategic Finance

Step Forward and Serve This Year

Magazine article Strategic Finance

Step Forward and Serve This Year

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Every January most of us make personal New Year's resolutions then break them before February rolls around. Most of our resolutions involve bettering ourselves. Some people want to lose weight by exercising, while others want to read books regularly. Some want to be a better parent, sibling, or spouse. I've made plenty of personal and professional resolutions during my lifetime, but I've broken most of them. Nevertheless, I'd like to challenge all IMA(r) members to make a resolution that can change our association and the profession as a whole.

The resolution is very simple yet impactful: I want each and every member to become a leader.

It really isn't as hard as people think. All it requires is a passion and a willingness to stand up and serve.

The desire to serve others seems to be a dying mentality in our world today.

There's no shortage of opportunities to serve, just a shortage of those willing to step forward and take advantage of them. Willingness is the first, yet most important, step.

Looking back at my career, many of my most significant developments and advancements came as a result of my willingness to step forward and serve Whether it was receiving an achievement award in college, getting that promotion to CFO, or even becoming Chair of this great organization, all came about simply by putting myself out there and becoming available for whatever was being asked of me. That's what I'm asking our members at all stages of their careers to do. …

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