Free Online Conference Focused on Church Finances

Ron Edmondson

This free online event is focused on church finances. October 20, 2011 from 1pm – 4pm EST. Register here. Related posts: Funded and Free: Helping Church Finances. Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011.

Small Business Resolutions for 2011

Coaching Tip

Here are some resolutions to help small or mid-sized businesses innovate in 2011. . Be proactive in 2011. . Resolve to take the proverbial bull by the horns in 2011. Sell off or discard any asset that won't work hard for you in 2011. .

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Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011. Except for finance Books, and a few others, we present most of these business best sellers at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. (Our Our next session is on July 8 – the 2nd Friday of July, because [.]. Randy's blog entries "The Corner Office" Adam Bryant Hardcover Business Best Sellers Howard Schultz Knowing Your Value Mika Brzezinski New York Times best sellers Onward

To the class of 2011, Three helpful tips Part One

Reiter Thinks

To the class of 2011, Congratulations! It’s better to learn this lesson before you start dealing with real money otherwise life is going to give you a big fat F in personal finance. You just graduated from high school. Just a few weeks ago you were the King/Queen of the castle.

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

Deming Institute

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl, GE Global Research: The World Is Calling; Should We Answer? respect for people video data evidence based management finance health care statistics webcasts

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

Other companies are in need of cash and are willing to sell certain contracts as a financing vehicle. Financing - M&A Operations & Strategy Acquisitions Creative Acquisitions M&A Mergers mergers and acquisitions Mike Myatt N2growth

35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven (Javelin Capital)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries 35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven Cleo Thompson From Water Polo to Emerging Markets Global Active Equity Team Goldman Sachs established Javelin Capital in 2009 Javelin Capital Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 Marion King Oxford University The Gender Blog The Glass Hammer the importance of sponsorship Victor Pina VocaLink Young Professional of the Year at the Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) 2011 Awards

Recommended Resource – Finance Without Fear

Strategy Driven

Finance Without Fear : A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business by William S. Hettinger and John Dolan-Heitlinger About the Reference Finance Without Fear : A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business by William S.


Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

Financing - M&A Capital vs. Influence Mike Myatt N2growth Private Equity venture capitalBy Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth . I have watched entrepreneurs and executives initially trivialize the value of influence in a capital transaction, only to regret it down the road.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Five Minutes - a Key to Successful Time Management

Kevin Eikenberry

Casavant January 28, 2011 at 11:32 am Kevin – great suggestions!! Crystal Reply Kevin Eikenberry January 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm Great points Crystal – thanks for sharing! Kevin Reply Jan Carley January 28, 2011 at 11:52 am I like your thinking here Kevin.

How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

C-Level Strategies

One of the first gentlemen I ever worked for, the Chief Financial Officer of our business division (yes, I started my career in finance!) Last week on Leadership Chat we focused on how we, as leaders, can affect a move from Work Family Conflict to Work Life Balance.

SME banking: a specialist bank or integrated service within a retail/commercial bank?

Chartered Management Institute

I have attended the Africa SME Banking Conference in Johannesburg in early May, organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – part of the World Bank. small business loan small business underwriting sme SME banking SME risk finance

Avoiding Catastrophic Failures in Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review‘s “The Conversation&# series. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Do you have a process improvement [.].

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

When an Under Performer Gets Promoted

C-Level Strategies

I was a finance major in college and received an attractive offer very early in my senior year for an accounting job in Chicago at a major corporation.

Leaders are Service Revolvers

Chris Brady

and a Winner Announced » January 31, 2011 Leaders as Service Revolvers A farmer ambled along the lonely country road heading to his humble farm one dusk evening when he dozed and ran off the road.

Expect to Earn It

Chris Brady

Main | There Will Always Be "Others" » January 11, 2011 Expect to Earn It Children and adults alike fantasize about becoming big successes. God Bless Posted by: Tom Abbott | January 11, 2011 at 04:00 PM Chris, What a great video.

The Simple Truth of Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

As a matter of fact, every day more research gets financed and leadership models are produced to “improve the leadership dynamics” as we know them. Our current society seems to validate leadership when it’s supported by complex, intellectualized back-up material. And no one seems to question it. This has led to a wild growth of information [.].

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Turnarounds and the Big Play | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • December 11, 2011 • Branding , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 1 Comment. December 13, 2011 at 3:50 am. While they have NFP status, they are a large organization so the finance picture is significant. December 2011. November 2011.

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The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another outstanding interview of Didier Lombard from a series featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Comany. The interview was conducted by Art Kleiner and Pierre Péladeau. Although this is a somewhat lengthy interview, with an extensive introduction, I think it is a “must read&# for anyone either employed by a telecommunications [.].

Shortlist Announced for Financial Times and Goldman Sachs “Business Book of the Year” Award

First Friday Book Synopsis

Thursday September 15th, 2011: The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs today announced the shortlist for the seventh annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award (, which aims to identify the book providing the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.

Tips for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking funding

Chartered Management Institute

Government announces extension to enterprise finance scheme ELQ decision 'affects adult learning' Skills funding in Highlands. Top tips for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking funding from real life experience. Related Content: What are Investors looking for? Is Your Business Model Fit For Purpose? You are not watching this post, click to start watching. funding Private Equity

Advocacy to Shift Culture

Women on Business

2 Comments 1 Tweets that mention Advocacy to Shift Culture :: Women on Business -- January 12th, 2011 at 12:36 pm [.] 2 Dr. Sharon OConnor January 12th, 2011 at 7:39 pm Thanks for raising awareness on this topic.

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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Management Week in Review for February 18, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every Friday, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on gaining control of your body language, ensuring that your participative leadership approach is genuine, and dealing with employee and management communication challenges during periods of change. Enjoy!

A Guilty Conscience = A Great Hire??? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By Maribeth Kuzmeski Are you looking to add new individuals to your team in 2011?

The Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

and a Winner Announced | Main | The Ass Carrying the Image » February 04, 2011 The Empire of Debt We are taught that the United States is a Democracy, when it was actually founded as a Republic. Posted by: Tony Hendricks | February 09, 2011 at 10:20 AM Chris, Thanks again.

Three Ways to Make Strategic Alliances Work

First Friday Book Synopsis

Strategic Alliances: Three Ways to Make Them Work (Memo to the CEO) Steve Steinhilber Harvard Business Press (2008) This is one of the titles in the “Memo to the CEO&# series published by Harvard Business Press, each less than 200 pages in length and superbly produced. In fact, none is a “memo&# or written solely [.].

How to Increase Church Staff Without Spending a Dime

Ron Edmondson

I wouldn’t start with the finance chair position, but find something with an ending date, a special project perhaps, and let them lead. I suspect if you are in a growing church, that you and your staff feel stretched to accomplish all there is to do.

Front Line Leadership: The Keys To Managing Millenials, Part 1

Terry Starbucker

This is in sharp contrast to those of a generation ago- teacher, banking/finance and medicine. (Terry’s Note: Hi all – Today I’m introducing a new series of posts, written by guest writer Adam Tenenbaum , called Front Line Leadership.

The Wasting of Your Life

Chris Brady

» January 02, 2011 The Wasting of Your Life There seems to be no limit to the number of varying interpretations of how one is to view the concept of "wealth." It's already 2011. Posted by: raymond lenardson | January 03, 2011 at 09:10 AM Chris What a great message.

The Ass Carrying the Image

Chris Brady

God Bless Posted by: Johnson Family | February 09, 2011 at 09:16 AM Chris, Your tale from Aesop and your truly excellant observations about it remind me of a song I heard in the years just after we were married.

The Road to Success

Women on Business

It touches upon business plans, financing, employees, social media… you get the idea. For entrepreneurs the road to success can be very bumpy and full of twists and turns (I know, very cliché, but true).

If The Entrepreneurial Shoe Fits, That Doesn’t Mean You Should Wear It

Terry Starbucker

How are you with your personal finances? Because if you can’t manage your own finances, then “ you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur trying to manage a business (and implicitly, the business’s finances) “ That one really made me think (as I stared at my unbalanced checkbook). Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation" Carol Roth is a truth teller. I figured that out the first time I met her in Chicago, before a recent SOBCon.

Survive and Thrive

Women on Business

business development Finance Management citibank survey survive thriveOne thing women are good at dealing with is change, especially women business owners and entrepreneurs. We adapt, change and morph with the times. It’s how women and women-owned businesses still thrive. A Citibank survey shows that women still have hope that their own personal financial situation will change for the better, despite what is going on with most of the economic world.

Is Higher Education Too Expensive for the Middle Class?

Coaching Tip

Source: The New Yorker, November 21, 2011 and The New York Times, May 25, 2011. Career Current Affairs Leadership Memes Skills American priorities financing higher education georgetown university income distribution poorer middle class student loans university of michiganThe middle class has traditionally believed that higher education was crucial for climbing the success ladder and making money.

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Modern Man Decathlon

Chris Brady

Train: wreck Posted by: Garrett Mohr | February 14, 2011 at 10:55 AM The Rat Race (Surely the grandaddy of all Modern Man Decathelon events!) Posted by: Phyllis Hoff | February 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.