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Leader: Larzette Hale

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Your Field of Study
One of the reasons why I chose to study accounting in DeVry, is because it is a job that requires a lot of intellectual work such as organization which I am skilled at.

Your Field of Study
Who is Larzette Hale?
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Who is Larzette Hale?
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Larzette Hale
Team: CPA's
Jennifer Zelaya & Sandra Arevalo
COLL/148
June 19, 2013
Professor Davis

Introduction
This project is about identifying a person within our group’s field of study who is a great example of a leader, in order to analyze and define leadership skills.
Jennifer:
I expect to complete my Accounting course and obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in about four years from now, and if I can I hope graduate earlier.
Leader: Larzette Hale, the first African American female CPA with a Ph.D. in Accounting.
Sandra:
Who is Larzette Hale?
Profession:
Accountant, Association Chief Executive
Birth place:
Idabel, Oklahoma United States
Favorites:
Color:
Beige
Food:
Strawberry Shortcake
Quote: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Season:
Fall

Larzette Hale is the first Black female CPA with a Ph.D. in accounting.
The 17th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc.
Was appointed by the governor of Utah to the State’s Committee on Cultural Awareness.
(" business makers:," 2008)
We chose Larzette Hale as a leader for the accounting field because she not only represents the adversities that African Americans faced but those of women as well.
Define Your Leadership Qualities

Jennifer:
Strengths:
Critical thinker
Honest
Confident
Creative
Hardworking
Risk Taker
Weaknesses:
Prefer working Alone
Quiet
Don't like leading
Giving out orders

My personal strengths are important and can support my success. By knowing my strengths and weaknesses I am able to gauge what I can undertake and know when I need help.
Define your Leadership Qualities
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One of my personal strengths as a leader is I am able to think critically most of the time no matter what the situation is, enabling me to make the best decisions possible. I learned this through the many assessments I was required to take for class. (Sherfield & Moody, 2011)
Jennifer:
Conclusion
Is Larzette Hale a great leader?
Larzette Hale and her colleagues took a stand against discrimination and taught society that regardless of the skin color, they could also become successful CPA’s as said in “White, Collar Profession”. (Hammond, 2002)
References
(2008, july 16). Aka photos 026 [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.thehistorymakers.com/special-collections/alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority

aubry. (Artist). (2008, december 22). Dr. larzette g. hale [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=alpha-kappa-alpha-supreme-basilei

Amyot, T. G. (2007). Addressing the Shortage of Faculty with PhDs in Accounting. CPA Journal, 77(9), 17.
business makers: larzette hale-wilson. (2008, March 17). Retrieved from http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/larzette-hale-wilson-44

Francisco, B., Noland, T. G., & Sinclair, D. (2007). Pursuing a PhD in Accounting: What to Expect. CPA Journal, 77(3), 66-68.

Hammond, T. A. (2002). A white collar profession. (pp.
102-105). Chapel Hill: Univ of North Carolina Press.

Reid, G. E., Acken, B. T., & Jancura, E. G. (1987). An historical perspective on women in accounting. Journal Of Accountancy, 163(5), 338-355.

Segall , L. (2009, August). Larzette hale, cpa. Retrieved from http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2009/Aug/20091763.htm

Sherfield, R. M., & Moody, P. G. (2011). Cornerstone: creating success through positive change. (6th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

I decided to pursue the accounting career based on twelve years of experience gained working for a CPA firm, it was then when I realized I needed to get strong credentials.
I expect to obtain a bachelor's degree in accounting in four years, get a master's degree after and finally prepare for the CPA exam.
Define your Leadership Qualities
Sandra:
Strengths

Honesty
Communication
Sense Of Humor
Confidence
Positive Attitude
Ability to inspire
Weaknesses
Time Management
Decision Making
Creative
Computer Literate
(aubry, Dr. larzette g. hale)
("Aka photos 026," Aka photos 026)
(Segall)
Define your Leadership Qualities
I believe that every leader has different styles to make the best of them. I would say mine consists of communicating, I strongly believe that communication builds bridges of better understanding among people.
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Sandra:
I have learned to become a good listener, to understand people’s different points of view, I also try to give the best advices when people ask so we can all discuss what suits better for any type of situation and most important giving positive complements will bring back excellent collaboration
Wrap up your ideas
Larzette Hale has taught us that success goes beyond possibilities; anything is possible we just need to believe that a positive attitude will definitely change our journey in life.


What have you learned from this research?
Introduction
How do we know if someone is a great leader? What are some of the characteristics and skills a true leader must have? How have they influenced others?
These are some the questions you must ask in order to find a real leader.


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Thesis: Larzette Hale is a strong and influential leader not only for those in the accounting field, But for anyone who is trying to accomplish their goals.
Characteristics of an effective leader
Leader Qualities:
Trustworthy
Communication
Confidence
Creative
Hardworking
“One of the things that people learned in my days was how to be alone. Blacks had to realize that they were not going to be accepted widely and you had to have a good attitude towards that feeling” (Hammond, 2002)
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