10 Reasons Why Every Manager Should take a Finance Course

Great Leadership By Dan

We just finished a “ Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager ” program this week for a large client. Finance and accounting is very sexy! finance leadership business acumen finance and accounting for leaders finance The audience was mostly engineers – program and project managers, the ones in charge of designing and making complex stuff. It was 3.5

Frontline Finance Fundamentals: How To Talk With Your Team about Money

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you bore your team with finance slides full of terms they may not understand? The post Frontline Finance Fundamentals: How To Talk With Your Team about Money appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Does your frontline team know how your business makes money?

Financing our Foodshed

CEO Blog

While there, I met a friend who stopped by his house - Carol Peppe Hewitt who had just written a book - Financing Our Foodshed - Growing Local Food with Slow Money. It was the 4th of July here. I suppose it was in Canada too but it just had no meaning there.

Men Receive Bonuses 3 Times Higher Than Women in Finance Industry

Women on Business

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Retirement and Your Finances – From the Women on Business Archives

Women on Business

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate your finances and retirement savings plan. With that in mind, I thought it would also be a good time to take a trip through the Women on Business archives to find some great articles about retirement and finances that you might have missed. Retirement and Savings finances retirement savings

2013 Top Professors on Twitter


Below you’ll find who we feel are the 2013 top 50 professors on twitter, broken into lists around leadership, innovation, and strategy, as well as five at-large professors. Wharton School of Finance.

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Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

Finances are one of those issues. Where income is the life source of finances while working at home, billing is the vehicle through which that income arrives. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

Top Women on Wall Street [Infographic]

Women on Business

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How to Find Common Ground between Financial Planning and Your Marketing Budget

Women on Business

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Sponsored Video: Small Business Credit Card Benefits

Women on Business

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Crowdfunding Can Launch Your Business

Women on Business

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Jeff Henderson – Catalyst 2013

Ron Edmondson

Finances handcuff non-profits. The post Jeff Henderson – Catalyst 2013 appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Jeff Henderson was one of my favorite speakers at this year’s Catalyst Conference. His talk was on what non-profits can learn from for profits. One reason I identify with Jeff is because of his background in the business world.

The Path to Become a CEO [Infographic]

Women on Business

Most S&P 500 CEOs came from finance backgrounds (26%). The path to reach the coveted leadership position as CEO of a Fortune 500 company is usually a long one. Unfortunately, statistics show that that far more men land the CEO title than women. What does it take to become a CEO?

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Washington's Lessons: 30 Surprising Facts About George Washington

Leading Blog

His public life took a terrible toll on his finances. I N Washington: A Life , Ron Chernow calls Washington “the most famously elusive figure in American history.” Chernow offers these facts about George Washington. Washington was the only major founder who lacked a college education.

Impressive Achievements of Million-Dollar Women-Owned Businesses Revealed

Women on Business

Taking a look at million-dollar women-owned firms by industry as reported by this research, wholesale trade is the industry with the largest share of women-owned $10 million+ firms (20%) followed by finance/insurance (12%), transportation/warehousing (11%), and arts/entertainment/recreation (10%).

There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Doug Sundheim. When I talk to clients about effective goal setting someone invariably mentions that good goals are SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. I agree these are critically important to strengthening goals.

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Pop! Why Leadership Is All About Piercing Bubbles

Terry Starbucker

They were in their own little bubble, emmersed in the day-to-day challenge of serving customers 24 hours a day, in sometimes challenging conditions (geographically, meteorogically, and financally). I worked for a company that had 1,200 employees.

Threading The Needle: The Exquisite Dance of The Entrepreneur

Terry Starbucker

Banks make money when customers make mistakes… In addition to being absolutely clear with customers about their accounts, thereby diminishing fees, we also help people get a clearer picture of their finances.”

5 Leadership Lessons: It’s Already Inside You

Leading Blog

Home, or your personal life, is the reason you go to work, because it is work that finances your personal life. Robert Murray believes that everything you need to be a great leader is already inside you. “It’s It’s in your DNA.” I also agree that many people graduating from our schools today do not have the ability to think critically. Problem finders are everywhere,” writes Murray. Innovative problem solvers are rare. Imagination and thinking outside the box is scarce.”

Stewardship Is an Alternative to Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

There are just a few areas that need it, like how you report finances. Stewardship is about choosing service over self-interest. It begins with a willingness to be deeply accountable for a body larger than yourself - for a team, an organization, a community.

Eric Schmidt on “Disruptive technologies”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Corporate Finance Eric Schmidt on "Disruptive technologies" McKinsey & Company Eric Schmidt technologies likely to have the greatest disruptive impact on the global business world McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) McKinsey on Finance McKinsey Quarterly Richard Dobbs the Said Business School at Oxford University Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance

Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

Finance should by definition be a risk-averse business. Guest post from Jean-Marc Laouchez , Hay Group: “Banking is no longer somewhere that you go, it’s something that you do.” - Brett King, Banking 3.0. When was the last time you visited a bank branch?

Women, Invest in Yourselves

Women on Business

housing finance system since it was created more than 40 years ago (More about Mary at the end of this post). To succeed in industries like finance, tech or law enforcement, women must have determination and perpetual motivation.

Lawrence Cunningham: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

George Tucker III Research Professor at George Washington University Law School and Director of GW’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) in New York. Lawrence Cunningham is the Henry St. He is the author of numerous books including three editions of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (Third Edition, March 8, [.]. Bob''s blog entries "circle of competence principle": Stick to your knitting "Mr.

Jon Acuff Resignation from Dave Ramsey Team Raises Questions

Modern Servant Leader

The actions by Ramsey’s organization and the lack of transparency from either man raise questions in the Christian business, personal finance and leadership communities. Jon Acuff’s Facebook Posts regarding the decision he and his wife, Jenny, made to leave the Dave Ramsey team: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 1:02 PM. Friday, September 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM. This is custom image for this post.

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5 Questions All New Managers Need to Ask on Day 1

Survive Your Promotion

If you are in sales, talk to people in finance, in production, in support, or whatever other teams exist around the company to learn who’s who. Your first day on the job as a new manager can be nerve wracking. New responsibilities, new expectations, and everyone looking to you for leadership when you don’t even know where the bathroom is yet. So what do you do in your first days and weeks as a new manager to start things off on the right foot?

Three ways to be more influential at negotiating

Lead on Purpose

Your software allows your prospect to be more creative with its finances. Maybe your prospect can finance the purchase of your product instead. Let’s assume that your prospect can’t make a move for 30 days because they’re waiting on financing for some other project. Guest post by Kurt Smith. Your palms start to sweat. You’re thinking about this quarter’s benchmark.

How Banks Should Finance the Social Sector

Harvard Business Review

If financing is offered by a bank, the terms are often too onerous. As a result, charities and social enterprises do not have the cushion of external financing to manage their various capital requirements. Innovation in social finance should be an integral part of that story.

Minuscule Increase for Women in Canada’s Financial Post 500 Senior Officer or Top Earner Ranks in 2012

Women on Business

The finance and insurance, retail trade, and utilities industries have the highest representation of women senior officers. Catalyst has released its 2012 Financial Post 500 Women Senior Officers and Top Earners census report, which tracks women’s advancement into senior leadership positions among Canada’s Financial Post 500 companies.

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs


Some companies and leaders have experienced the inherent value of uncertainty and surprise, and actually use it to out-innovate the competition: Intuit’s flagship product was Quicken, the leading software program for managing home finances. Most leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty.

Could Your Next CEO Come from Any Department?

Modern Servant Leader

Do you value operations, maintenance, customer service , engineering, information technology , sales , finance, marketing , accounting – all departments, equally? How do you view each department in your organization? In Good to Great, Jim Collins explains the best CEOs are not external hires, but brought up through internal development. Therefore, your organization is best served by looking across the entire company for future leaders.

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HR Innovation is Best Achieved Internally


Since the incentive paid was a fraction of the additional business achieved, finance didn’t have an issue either! [Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Naga Siddharth. He is the youngest Executive Coach to be endorsed by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith in India.

Get out of your comfort zone and change your life now!

Bernd Geropp

After all: The house, the car, the children and the pension need to be financed, right? If you are not satisfied with your life, something is going terribly wrong! Photo: barsik/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. Many people are not satisfied with their lives. Their job is boring – but safe.

Powerful Question #1 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

January 2, 2013. Professionally, I have a goal to post fresh content on this site each week in 2013, and also to make some aesthetic upgrades. Personal…lose 52lbs in 2013, one per week. A personal goal is to get our (family) finances in order. Thanks for sharing, Nathan, and have a great 2013! © 2013 Thoughts for the Everyday Leader — Standard by 8BIT. Home About Coaching Contact Guest Posts Archives. Thoughts for the Everyday Leader.

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How to Build Leadership Skills When You’re Not A Leader


Madison writes for various outlets on finance and management.]. [Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Madison Davis. Proactive. Innovative. Ambitious. Assertive. Whether you’re CEO of a company, a team manager or a hard-working employee, adopting and possessing leadership qualities can enhance your professional trajectory and even personal life. Labeling yourself as a leader and possessing leadership qualities personally executed can be seen as different entities.

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Entrepreneurs: Do you have a People Strategist?


Since it is about designing behaviour of individuals to achieve business success, this requires an understanding of decision sciences (psychology, sociology, neurosciences, etc) much like a Finance professional needs to know accountancy.

Innovation in Complex Civic Environments

Mills Scofield

While the pace of innovation is driving unprecedented change in the private sector – including communications, finance and even how we eat -- not enough has changed in how communities address education, economic, environmental or public health challenges and opportunities. This guest post is by my friend, Chris Thompson , Director of Regional Engagement for the Fund for Our Economic Future in Cleveland, OH.

A Shift in Leadership Can Make a Multi-Million Dollar Impact

Strategy Driven

We remained steadfastly committed to having all our staff from custodians, plumbers, and bus drivers to engineers, architects, and finance directors, trained in the culture we wanted to create and the culture we expected each of our people to honor.

Hewlett-Packard and the Art of Finance

Harvard Business Review

More often it's a problem related to what we call the Art of Finance. The idea of finance as an art sometimes puzzles people. Former Sunbeam CEO "Chainsaw" Al Dunlap was even said to view his finance department as a profit center. FinanceSometimes big companies engage in transactions that make you wonder what on earth they were thinking. Hewlett-Packard's 2011 acquisition of the British software company Autonomy certainly falls in that category.

Why Your Employees Count as Much as Your Clients

Strategy Driven

Now she writes about business and finance and finds her work-life balance far more enjoyable. Success in business begins with your people. The model is actually quite simplistic although not always easy to execute.

The Top Challenges of Small Businesses

Six Disciplines

It’s one thing to get good at something when you can hone your skills through repetition; it’s a completely different challenge to get good and stay good when the rules of the game keep changing with regard to competition, customer expectations, globalization, people issues, finance, technology, etc. Even though small businesses collectively generate $5 trillion in sales in the U.S., the biggest challenge of an individual small business is “survival.”

Cooperation and Outward Spiraling Success Loops

Mike Cardus

The finance team in a Health Care Company. The finance team in groups of 3 flip charted those responses. We discussed who is getting expenses and reports in on time AND specifically how the finance people made that happen. We know the Resistance Loop.

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Complimentary Resource – Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth

Strategy Driven

In the latest forecasts from The Economist Intelligence Unit, global GDP growth for 2013 has been revised down to 3.1% – only slightly up on GDP growth for 2012 (2.9%). Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth. by Symantec Corporation.