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?

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

Strategy Driven

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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.

May 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided 8 Steps to Avoid Flipping Your Lid in Challenging Leadership Situations. Leadership in Running Shoes. Leadership Development Leadership Management

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.

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. Great leaders translate vision into decisive action — a skill that’s especially vital in tough times.

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The CEO and CFO Pairing That Makes Mergers More Successful

Harvard Business Review

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

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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.

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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 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.

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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. Leadership.

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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.

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. What makes a good leader?

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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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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?

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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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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. What if….

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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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.

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."

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. Leadership – the personal side is next on my list.

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. Leadership

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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.

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.

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.

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. 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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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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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?

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.

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

Women on Business

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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.

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. 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. External perception of leadership.

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 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. _. Jackson and I sat to determine some objectives for the Leadership Coaching, they were; To better show his capability to handle the work to the Executive Managers.

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.

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How to Avoid the Next Equifax

N2Growth Blog

So, what was the leadership team’s response to their catastrophic screw-up? Well, the CFO John Gamble cashed in nearly $1 million of stock options, while division president’s Joseph Loughran and Rodolfo Ploder sold over $500,000 and $250,000 in company stock, respectively.

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How to Stop Being “Them” and Start Being “Us”

Next Level Blog

Sit In with the Front Liners – In our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program , we have high potential leaders shadow senior leaders for a day. So a senior director in operations might hang out with the company CFO for the day or a VP in IT might sit in with the CEO. Talk About the Big Picture and Where Everyone Fits – One of the perks of a leadership role is the power to convene. The leadership team members didn’t lecture or drone on.

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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.

Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

Over the past decade, I organized over twenty, guide-led expeditions designed to build leadership and teamwork skills for Wharton Business School students. Here’s what I found -- guides display six important leadership strengths that work as well in business as they do in the mountains: 1.

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Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

There are warning signs you may be stuck in founder-mode and not making the turn to leadership. Maybe your CFO is a family friend. Leadership is uncomfortable sometimes. Leadership involves uncertainty. Leadership is messier that being the founder.

How Should Leaders Address Challenge Of Low Performers?

Tanveer Naseer

Lars Sudmann, former CFO of Procter & Gamble Belgium, TEDx presenter, leadership and board advisor, and executive coach, believes that companies should provide consistent feedback to all of their employees. He also extols the virtues of self-leadership. “A

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CMOs, Build a Relationship with Your CFOs

Harvard Business Review

But this makes the still lingering CMO-CFO disconnect even more significant, as both executives are now stewards of that critical corporate data. After having collaborated at David's Bridal to build a more effective marketing function (and actually enjoying it), we decided to share some of our observations, from both the perspective of the CFO (Gene) and CMO (Kimberly). In your preliminary discussions with the CFO, establish clear definitions, success criteria, and formulas.