December 21, 2011 Leave a comment
The last value in our year-long series is Leadership. How important is the concept of leadership? Competent leadership strengthens a nation. Effective leadership helps businesses be successful. And visionary leadership helps a nonprofit organization achieve its mission.
Without leadership, resources are wasted. An organization’s momentum stalls and the implementation of thoughtful decisions are delayed. As a result, that organization is prevented from being successful.
My role at TBKC is one of leadership. Since coming on board, together with the staff and the board of directors, I have been able to develop our organization’s vision, refine our mission and create a strategy to accomplish our goals.
As you learned in my letter from April, TBKC’s vision is to someday be a key member in the New York City Workforce Development Community. In other words, eventually, we will be a leader in this community.
Our mission is to empower talented individuals to find meaningful employment by providing affordable, specialized financial trainings, job readiness assistance and work experience. When we say ‘meaningful’ employment, we are referring to a career. As opposed to a job, a career is a profession one uses to build one’s life around. With hard work and dedication to that profession, an individual can become a leader in his or her field. Through our work, we hope to guide the individuals in our community onto the right path of pursuing their passion: a career in bookkeeping and/or financial administration.
TBKC’s strategy to accomplish our mission is laid out in our strategic plan and our approach is directly related to our vision statements that I provided in my November letter. We have implemented our plans and are progressing confidently towards our goals.
The business community needs leaders as well. In this perilous economic climate, business owners need financial peace of mind. That peace of mind comes from a competent bookkeeper who will handle the financial recording, reporting, and analyses. A bookkeeper is a leader for a company’s financial accuracy. Enroll in our program to start your career in bookkeeping or volunteer at our organization to help us realize our goals and to build opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders.
If you would to explore available opportunities, please contact our Communications Associate, Lolita Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your time and interest in TBKC. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.
Thomas P. Graham IV
The Bookkeeping Center