How to Improve Your Finance Skills (Even If You Hate Numbers)

Harvard Business Review

But having a grasp of terms like EBITDA and net present value are important no matter where you sit on the org chart. How can you boost your financial acumen? How do you decide which concepts are most important to understand to your work and your understanding of the business? And who’s in the best position to offer advice? “The decision-makers will want to see a simple model that shows revenue, costs, overhead, and cash flow,” he says.

6 Core Competencies of Margin Managers

The Kini Group

All margin managers would like to consider themselves in the top 1% of their profession. And as finding good margin manager talent gets competitive, they have many opportunities to move up. Here are the six skills and experiences to master and add to your resume.

Improve Your Ability to Learn

Harvard Business Review

On the surface, John looked like the perfect up-and-coming executive to lead BFC’s Asia expansion plans. He went to an Ivy League B-school. But something broke when John went to Asia. It turned out to be the best move the CEO ever made. That was the key to success.