The Pandemic-Era CFO: Bold Financial Leadership Is a Strategic Imperative

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article The Pandemic-Era CFO: Bold Financial Leadership Is a Strategic Imperative are those of the author Scott Carberry alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine.

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5 Strategies To Go From CXO/CEO/ COO/CFO to Successful Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Change Management Self Leadership Value Creation Are you a corporate refugee or executive in transition who thought the grass was greener on the entrepreneurial side of the fence, only to find out it wasn’t as easy as you expected? You had the title of CXO/CEO/CFO/COO and everything that comes with it: The corner office, a closet full of silk [.].

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The CEO and CFO Pairing That Makes Mergers More Successful

Harvard Business

Mergers & acquisitions Leadership Decision making Digital ArticleResearch finds optimism and pessimism play an important role.

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Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset. It is a mindset that is even more critical in today’s unstable world and is the sine qua non of crisis leadership. Joel Peterson has been around the block serving as a leader in various roles—CEO, CFO, founder, investor, entrepreneur—and is currently the chairman of JetBlue Airways and a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Five Types of Leadership. Develop Your Leadership Around Four Activities.

Complimentary Resource – The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward

Strategy Driven

The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. Click here for more information on The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - The CFO''s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward ! The post Complimentary Resource – The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward appeared first on StrategyDriven. by Ultimate Software.

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November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, customer service, development, engagement, and more. Steve Digioia of Steve Digioia provided Leadership Series: Ron Kaufman. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 3 Reasons Why Great Bosses aren’t Bossy. Consider adding these seven ideas to your daily leadership fitness routine.

November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly. The Lead Change Group would like to thank the Remote Leadership Institute (RLI) for sponsoring the Lead Change Group (including this carnival) for November 2016. What are today’s most common leadership mistakes?

3 Critical Skills of Effective Leaders.

Rich Gee Group

And the cruel joke is that most leaders had the chops to make their way up the ladder and succeed — now the skills that got them there (getting things done) have no place in leadership. At the end of the day, you need to build a leadership style that creates trust, sets a clear vision and guides your entire team toward greater performance and profit. . Great leaders translate vision into decisive action — a skill that’s especially vital in tough times.

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January 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: The Right Culture Matters. David shares a better way to meet your leadership challenges.” Use these 3 questions to provide ethical leadership through the gray zone.” Linda Fisher Thornton of Leading in Context submitted Ethical Leadership is a Fear-Free Zone.

My Great Failure, Part 3: Needing Where I Should be Leading

Modern Servant Leader

The already overburdened technology team had no bandwidth and the CFO would not accept changing priorities of other efforts. Ultimately, I was called into the CFO’s office and asked for my resignation. I should have resigned the moment the CFO insisted on the project. Had I volunteered my resignation at that moment there were two possible outcomes: The CFO backed off his insistence : I remained employed there and we addressed the solution properly at a later time.

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Robert Sher: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Rob Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. He has published extensively on the successful leadership traits of CEOs of mid-market companies.

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Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. by John • September 6, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 1 Comment. The day the Jacobs Suchard (now part of Kraft Foods ) Board of Directors promoted me to the C-Suite, they strongly suggested I align myself with the CFO. The advice proved excellent, and for the rest of my days in the corner office I was joined at the hip with an outstanding finance executive who is now the CFO of Lindt & Sprüngli , the world’s leading chocolatier.

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Robert Sher: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Rob Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. He has published extensively on the successful leadership traits of CEOs of mid-market companies.

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November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly. The Lead Change Group would like to thank the Remote Leadership Institute (RLI) for sponsoring the Lead Change Group (including this carnival) for November 2016. What are today’s most common leadership mistakes?

The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

From this leadership, we developed a culture of fact-based decision making. As Craig’s CFO and CAO, I always appreciated this leadership style. Build great teams In the early dark days as CFO of Footlocker, we had a struggling company that was deeply in debt. Be an engaged listener As a young executive and newly appointed CFO, I was fortunate to work for Jim Hageman. But inspirational leadership goes deeper. Bruce Hartman CEOs leaders leadership

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus Innovation, Operations versus Strategy, Futurist versus Archivist, IT and Business Paradox, Accountability versus Ownership, Recruiting, […].

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157: The Aspiring Leader — Successfully Step into a New Leadership Role | with John Lawler

Engaging Leader

Is your sight set on a new leadership role? Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. Or maybe you’re not yet in a position with formal authority, but you know […] Is your sight set on a new leadership role? Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. What do you need to change now that your former peers will be reporting to you?

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Morning Advantage: Take My CFO, Please

Harvard Business Review

In fact, note Strategy+Business editors in this research brief, "employees’ motivation and retention are more influenced by supportive executives in senior leadership positions than by a similar-minded immediate boss, confirming the trickle-down effects of visionary and compassionate leaders and the immense value of CEOs who have star power."

Following Leadership’s Qs

Strategy Driven

Before starting as CFO, I repeatedly scanned through my leadership qualities, considering how I would present myself to my new colleagues. After serving in a variety of leadership roles over the last two decades, I still have a lot to learn. I have, however, worked to chip away at the long list of leadership traits by understanding the key areas where leaders must succeed. In my experience, the myriad of leadership characteristics can be boiled down to the Qs.

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Deep Motivations, Not Competencies, Drive Leadership Performance

The Empowered Buisness

Your underlying (and often unconscious) attitudes and motivations determine what you pay attention to and focus on in your leadership role. Before delving into 7 key leadership motivation patterns, let’s first look at 3 often-missed truths about performance. Different leadership roles require different motivation patterns for high performance in that role. It will also tell you for a given leadership role, if he/she is likely to excel. What if….

Unemotional Leadership—an Oxymoron

Lead on Purpose

The leading candidate is the scheming CFO played by Frederic March, a passionless, colorless bean counter groping for power, but with no vision beyond increasing dividend payouts to stockholders. This 1954 movie brought the truly timeless and consequential components of leadership into focus for me. Emotion Is Integral to Quality Leadership. Generating that interest is what leadership is all about and charisma plays a large role in successful leadership.

7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

That leads us to Conaty and Charan’s first principle of the talent masters: The leadership team understands that the top priority for the future is developing the talent that will get it there. Fill leadership roles based on measured performance rather than just rough judgments and personal considerations. Elevate it to the same level as the CFO. People deliver numbers. If you want the numbers, you need the people. As a leader you need to know how to judge raw human talent.

The 2 Leadership Traits That Will Set You Apart (and Sustain You For The Long Haul)

Terry Starbucker

Those couple of things were the leadership traits that fueled and sustained me throughout my career, through the good times and the not-so-good times. They kept the “fire in my belly” every single day I stepped into the leadership arena. Once those leadership traits are planted and take root, they are strong – very, very strong – deep inside you. Leadership

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Tony’s Interview with Healthcare Finance News

Tony Mayo

However, once you move from being a bookkeeper to being a CFO, you are dealing with the future […]. For Executives Micro-Managers Organizational Leadership Personal Goals Tips for CFOs to survive the transition to value Give up clinging to the illusion of certainty, said executive coach Tony Mayo. Accounting is a black and white world and as such attracts people who like certainty.

20 Articles to Help Leaders Navigate the COVID 19 Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

Focus On Trust: Successful Leadership In Times Of Crisis.(Forbes) 6 Ways You Can Show True Leadership During a Crisis (Inc.) 4 Leadership Skills for Crisis Management (Daniel Goleman, using your emotional intelligence) 4. Crisis leadership Guiding the organization through uncertainty and chaos (Deloitte) 5. Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges (McKinsey) 7.

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Southwest Airlines 2011 Results Reflect Benefits of Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

The company has been a role model of servant leadership since its founding by Herb Kelleher (and others). During the financial earnings call, CEO Gary Kelly , CFO Laura Wright and Executive VP Robert (Bob) E. Jordan reflected the company’s commitment to servant leadership. It was clear Southwest would not practice “soft management” – a common misconception of servant leadership.

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization. Smart product managers know the value of having allies in the CFO’s office. Reply Essential Pieces for Strategic Product Leadership « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers , on December 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm said: [.] Leadership – the personal side is next on my list.

Leading by Cause

Lead Change Blog

He opened the dialogue, saying he and his leadership team had put a lot of thought into where they want to take their bank, and the vision they committed to was to deliver top decile ROE, ROA and topline revenue growth: a quintessential example of focusing on effect, not cause. Leadership metrics underlying cause leading leading by cause effective leadership mission VisionLessons throughout history inform us that cause precedes effect; actions create results.

Money-Making Job Opportunities in Accounting Career: Exploratory Guide

Strategy Driven

If you work in the field long enough, you can go from a staff accountant to an executive position such as a CFO. Chief Financial Officer (CFO). CFO is one of the end goal positions for all accountants. Accountants work with numbers.

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Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Developing Leaders

Next Level Blog

The publication date of this post, December 1, 2020, marks the 20 th anniversary of our leadership development company, The Eblin Group. Likewise, we’ve had around 700 rising leaders participate in our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program since the first cohort we ran in 2005.

5 Leadership Lessons: To Pixar and Beyond

Leading Blog

F ROM A PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE, Lawrence Levy was asked by Steve Jobs to become the CFO of Pixar and structure it in a way that investors could understand it. The goal of that source is to empower us, to bring depth and fulfillment to our lives, to give us the means to soar. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *.

One Question Away From Optimism

Leadership Freak

During dinner with the CFO [.]. Change Courage Leading Marks of leaders Optimism Taking others higher Leadership DevelopmentImage source You can’t lead if you aren’t dissatisfied. Every new beginning begins with dissatisfaction. If the present is satisfactory, you have nowhere to go. A preferred future stands on an un-preferred present. Dissatisfaction is easy, optimism is necessary. Seeing the light dimly: Things come together at the strangest times.

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Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Leading Blog

This is a group that consists of the CEO, the CFO, and the CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer). The relationship between the CFO and CHRO is vital. The success of the G3 is up to the CEO, but the CFO and the CHRO “must be star performers who can learn from each other’s language and dive into each other’s business.”. I F PEOPLE NOT COMPANIES, generate value, why isn’t talent at the center of every company’s strategy? It’s time to take charge of talent.

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Competence, Commitment, and Character

Lead Change Blog

“Cash is kind” was the CFO’s favorite go-to line when vetoing spending requests. Deciding to get right with competence, commitment, and character starts in our own heads and hearts, so whether there’s leadership with or without soul starts with us. Leadership Personal Development Self Development Commitment Character Character-based LeadershipThe CEO always agreed. Therefore, over time, “make money” became the company’s informal mantra.

The Unexpected Realities of Being an Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

You cannot dare do the same thing as an entrepreneur when you are still the HR manager, marketing guru, office manager, janitor, tech guy, sales staff, CFO and CEO. Leadership Development Entrepreneurship goals LeadershipHow interesting is it to start your own business? Many people say they wish to own their own businesses. Sometimes people tell me, “You must be so lucky,” or “it must be a relief to be out of the rat race.” The truth is that none of these statements are true.

These Are the People You Need on Your Startup Team

Chart Your Course

Business leadership researchers tell us that the best traits for your CFO are emotional stability and global ethics. In the days after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), a chief executive cannot hide behind the acts of the CFO. If your CFO is doing something financially shady, SOX says that he is either doing it with you or to you. Your CFO should be Captain America with the emotional range of a rock.

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Female Leadership on the Decline in Canada :: Women on Business

Women on Business

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Great Leaders Focus on the Why and the What—Not the How

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Steve Coughran : In my two decades of business experience, I have encountered many different flavors of leadership. Some leaders are strong-willed and autocratic, some are open-minded and democratic, some employ laissez-faire, employee-centric leadership styles, and most fall somewhere in the middle. great leaders leadership Steve Coughran

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7 Ways to Measure the Impact of Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Much has been written about the importance of measuring the impact of leadership development programs or systems. In most cases, consistent great company performance can usually be attributed to great leadership. And of course, lousy leadership is usually the root cause of business failures. External perception of leadership. Internal perception of leadership. Leadership development training measures.

Case Study in Managerial Leadership: He has the talent just doesn’t talk about it, So NO-ONE knows.

Mike Cardus

These results can be replicated using the Exponent Leadership Process …To make your team and leaders better Contact Mike. _. Additionally Jackson now had to attend the Executive Briefing Meetings where the CEO, COO, CFO and all the General Mangers from the other Manufacturing areas of the plant met weekly to find solutions and update status on various projects. The following brief experiment was suggested after our second Leadership Coaching meeting; Talk Less.

Why I Started The Modern Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

My CFO just fired the 4th person he hired, within a year of hiring them. It was time to study leadership and understand what made some succeed without such collateral damage. I spent years researching all kinds of leadership “styles” What was in vogue, what was not. I discovered Servant Leadership. It became clear – servant leadership is authentic leadership. Leadership is service. It was 2006.

4 Keys For Bringing Out The Best From Introverts

Tanveer Naseer

One of the hottest themes in management and leadership today is the importance of understanding the introvert at work. Research points out that while nearly half the population is introverted, extroverts hold the majority of leadership roles. Case in point: although the majority of all CEOs are extroverts, 75 per cent of Google’s senior leadership are introverts , according to Moore, since most of them come from the IT industry.

What Events Shaped You as a Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership monthly contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with the president of a privately held company as part of research for a book I am writing on talent management and development within small to mid-size companies. He was clearly a high potential early on and was tapped by his CFO to create and lead the new internal audit group for a public company.

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