L1 This code refers to content for Level 1 Young Professional (0-3 yrs PQE) in leadership skills ? Leadership skills

What do they look like?

At this stage, being a strong team member is as important as leading. Observe others, network and try a variety of projects to build confidence.

Your leadership skills are your ability to influence those around you - to inspire, guide, and support

Team leadership - What are the landmarks?

  • Provide clear direction while allowing employees to organise their own time and work
  • Foster a sense of belonging and connection within a team
  • Invite and build upon the ideas of others
  • Resolve conflict among team members sensitively and fairly
  • Encourage and foster the development and growth of others

Diplomatic sensitivity/emotional intelligence - What are the landmarks?

  • Listen attentively, understand the reasoning and adjust appropriately

Agile thinking - What are the landmarks?

  • Remain open-minded and encourages others to bring new perspectives to the discussion
  • Look to understand the organisation's business needs and the potential to improve performance
  • Be open to change and to new information; adapt your behaviour or approach appropriately and deal with unexpected obstacles and ambiguity
  • Look for ways to add value and anticipate upcoming needs and concerns and deal with ambiguity in a dynamic environment

Strategic networking - What are the landmarks?

  • Evaluate your existing network for effectiveness and relevance to achieving your own career goals
  • Identify and create opportunities to make new connections that will help you achieve your goals

Development activities

How can you get there?

Here are our suggestions for boosting your skills in the three main areas at this stage of your career.
Don't forget, many of these are FREE!

  • Use this Career Pathway template to set and articulate your goals, improve performance and identify gaps
  • Use the free Chartered Accountants Ireland career support service
  • Let us help you find a career mentor  (Chartered Accountants Ireland service free to members)
  • Watch videos on these topics on Tedtalks and YouTube
  • Join a Chartered Accountants Ireland committee. Start off with the Young Professionals
  • Become involved in your local District Society
  • Attend Chartered Accountants Ireland events
  • Attend CPD training in relevant areas
  • Join Toastmasters
  • Coach or help out with sports teams or community organisation
  • Actively network - Build your network
  • Complete psychometric testing to better understand your personality traits and skills
  • Seek 360 degree feedback from your manager and teams

Career support

As a member at any stage in your career from newly qualified to post-retirement, our career service is here to support you. In full confidence, we'll coach you, help with your CV, give interview preparation tips, set up mentoring, help you find a role, or to find the best staff. Call us anytime you need us on +353 1 637 7331 or email us at careers@charteredaccountants.ie. We want to hear from you.

Courses & publication

Recommended specialist qualifications

Title Date (closing application)
Certificate in Leadership Essentials Oct 2019 Read more
Diploma in Strategic Finance and Analytics Sept 2019 Read more
Diploma in Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance Oct 2019 Read more

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Internal Audit & Risk Management Conference04 Dec 2019 7Read more
New Practitioners Forum04 Dec 2019 4Read more
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CPD Blitz Conference Galway20 Nov 2019 8Read more
CPD Blitz Conference Sligo19 Nov 2019 8Read more
Public Sector CPD Blitz15 Nov 2019 7Read more
Whistleblowing and Protected Disclosures: A Practical Guide to Irish Law12 Nov 2019 4Read more
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Further resources

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