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. The audience was mostly engineers – program and project managers, the ones in charge of designing and making complex stuff. Finance and accounting is very sexy! finance leadership business acumen finance and accounting for leaders finance

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

In the text that follows you’ll hear Sam’s views on leadership, the state of the market, and you’ll be introduced to his retirement ambitions and the future challenges for the boardroom, following his return to Perth, Australia. This programme which moved me through all major departments (Engineering, Finance, Supply, Vehicle Assembly, IS&T etc.) Gordon Berridge: What do you see as the greatest leadership strength? Case Studies Leadership Management

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Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

This White Paper is excerpted and adapted from Ultra Leadership: Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change (Giuliano, Lioncrest, 2016). The problem is leadership on autopilot. In such an underperforming state, without leadership that can drive real change, organizations are trapped in a vicious cycle. The problem is leadership on autopilot. What is expected of leadership today? Rethinking Leadership.

Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Schutz : Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur. After being trained in problem-solving techniques as an engineer and receiving a commission in the United States Naval Reserve, Schutz pursued his passion for finance and banking by completing his MBA at New York University. leadership traits Ron SchutzThere must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents.

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How Technical Debt Opens the Door to Cyber Attacks—and Steps to Protect Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

Months of investigation by a cyber consulting firm finally determined the source of the vulnerability to Azotrope’s network: a combination printer/fax machine in their testing and QA area that engineers regularly used to fax lunch orders to a local Chinese restaurant.

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Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In further pondering this dichotomy an interesting thought came to mind – If I could genetically engineer the perfect leadership gene what qualities and characteristics would constitute the architecture of leadership DNA? see “Leadership DNA“) [.]

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization. Accounting/Finance: This group is often completely ignored by product management. Leadership – the personal side is next on my list.

What This Pandemic is Begging Leaders to Look At

Lead Change Blog

No one wants to be on a plane, 35,000 feet in the air with one engine on fire and a flight crew sitting in silence. If you had fluctuating finances, that’s likely worse now. Don’t be another anxiety-riddled leader that’s freaking out about finances and forward momentum. Leadership Authentic leaders Authentic leadership crisis in leadership Effective Listening empathy TeamworkAll eyes are on the leader when a crisis hits.

How to Reverse-Engineer Criticism

Harvard Business Review

By parallel, managers themselves might similarly benefit from "reverse-engineering" the criticism of not only outsiders but of their own colleagues: considering both parties as their benefactors on the road to greater performance. Indeed, (besides Toyota and BP) if there is any major business out there in need of reverse-engineering the work of its critics so as to restore itself on the path to greatness, it is Walmart.

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VW’s Problem Is Bad Management, Not Rogue Engineers

Harvard Business Review

“This was a couple of rogue software engineers who put this in for whatever reason.” Put aside for the moment what this testimony implies about the auto giant’s purported culture of engineering excellence. His “rogue software engineers” echo executive whines a few years back about “rogue traders” at UBS and JPMorgan that cost those companies billions. Always look to the leadership.

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

From my perspective I’d advise clients to give a bit on valuation, or live with more rigid financial engineering to acquire influence (gain access to markets, knowledge, intelligence, connections or superior business savvy). By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

Intern Perspective: Overcoming Adversity

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! “Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness” Zig Ziegler. Reaching success in personal finance is no different than the examples listed above. The post Intern Perspective: Overcoming Adversity appeared first on General Leadership.

How to Get Venture Capital: Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Leading Blog

VCs are trying to determine whether this founder will be able to create a compelling story around the company mission in order to attract great engineers, executives, sales and marketing people, etc. V ENTURE CAPITAL is not right for every business.

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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? We often hear others say, this is an “engineering run company”, or this is a “sales run company” In these organizations, engineering or sales are typically the grooming grounds for leadership. How do you view each department in your organization?

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Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

Ron Edmondson

In knowing that a marital relationship is not always going to feel like a tropical paradise, I now understand that taking an active leadership role in the relationship is critical to a healthy and successful marriage. Mitigating challenges with finances, occupations, and children are ongoing and need constant attention. To date, I have learned two valuable leadership lessons that create a healthy relationship. MARRIAGE, LIKE LEADERSHIP, IS A DECISION.

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

Strategy Driven

You would think that an Ivy League institution like Cornell University would be a model of the best practices of leadership throughout its organization since Cornell and most universities believe they are growing the next generation of leaders for our country and our world. While Cornell executive leadership can be exemplary, there were and still are times when units within this very large institution needed significant improvement.

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

Deming Institute

The third under appreciated area is the call for statistical leadership. Roger also discusses the idea of statistical engineering and the difference between engineering and science. respect for people video data evidence based management finance health care statistics webcasts2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl, GE Global Research: The World Is Calling; Should We Answer?

Leaders need to Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Ken Marlin: Leadership is one of those concepts that management gurus like to throw around. There are also a fair number of military-themed books, many of which take advantage of things such as the 14 Leadership Traits I learned while serving in the Marines, or they leverage the teachings of Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher. Marine Corps Leadership also requires that leaders have true “domain expertise.”

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Peter Berg: Become The Best Version Of Yourself

N2Growth Blog

Working in a demanding career – be it film-making, engineering or finance – requires great concentration of time as well as energy. This concept is what Stew has labeled “ total leadership.” Leadership John BaldoniYou can’t be your best if you don’t make time for yourself! Here’s how writer-director-producer Peter Berg put it when speaking about his passion for boxing. “[T]he

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No, the Best Science Students Aren’t Becoming Financiers

Harvard Business Review

A lot of people are worried about the career choices of today’s most talented science and engineering students. Since the 2008 financial crisis, policy makers, professors, politicians, and others have expressed concern over America’s best and brightest minds electing to work in finance instead of pursuing potentially more socially valuable careers in science, medicine, and engineering. of MIT graduates taking jobs in finance after graduation.

Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

My uncle pushes engineering. A career advisor once told me that those who pursue liberal arts majors and enter finance, consulting or technology are not the exceptions. She is now the core programming director for the Brown Entrepreneurship Program and Head of Design for The Intercollegiate Finance Journal. CEO Critical thinking Culture Education Leadership Liberal Arts Management STEAM STEM

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Where Are All The Great Careers? Hiding Right Here.

Rich Gee Group

The average salary for a welding engineer is $48K to $101K. Technical Writing - There is a wide variety of sub-specializations which lean more toward engineering, how-to’s, or investigations. Even at a little company, there’s more random stuff than you would think (DNA, DEA, bacteria, electrical engineering, IT, etc.) Car Sales - If you get into the game, you can quickly become a finance or desk manager making $120+ a year.

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How to Build ROPE Teams in Sales Organizations

Leading Blog

Along the way, I learned a great deal about team development and leadership. Our Inside ROPE teams were comprised of colleagues in our company’s marketing, accounting, finance, engineering, support, purchasing, and other functional units. After completing a successful sales campaign, for example, I made sure to inform our executive leadership team about the contributions each of our Inside ROPE team members made to our collective success.

Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

My uncle pushes engineering. A career advisor once told me that those who pursue liberal arts majors and enter finance, consulting or technology are not the exceptions. She is now the core programming director for the Brown Entrepreneurship Program and Head of Design for The Intercollegiate Finance Journal. Culture Education LeadershipSome of today's top CEOs were history, political science, sociology, chinese and music majors in college.

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5 apps for HR Management that make you instantly productive

HR Digest

People, Business, Human resource management, Recruitment, Teamwork, strategy and leadership Concepts. It’s no surprise that a couple of clicks on the app store could make your life easier.

How Bad Leadership Spurs Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business Review

Therefore, bad leadership — or, if you prefer, incompetent management — is a major source of entrepreneurship. There are at least 500 start-ups with French founders in the San Francisco Bay area, and there are over 50,000 Germans in Silicon Valley, where salaries for software engineers are much higher than in Europe (or elsewhere). Does this imply that we should hope for more incompetent leadership in the future? Entrepreneurship Leadership

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What Do 5 Top Women In Tech Have In Common?

Women on Business

Women entrepreneurs, coders, social networkers and computer engineers alike can find particular pride and inspiration of these 5 women below. is a Harvard graduate that started LearnVest, an online personal-finance resource for young women. Businesswomen Profiles Guest Posts Leadership Technology Alexa Von Tobel Arianna Huffington Rachel Sklar Rachel Sterne Sheryl Sandberg women in techGuest post by Kristen Brophy (learn more about Kristen at the end of this post).

Team Leader / Manager you are NOT a Mind-Reader. Even Mind-Readers are not mind-readers

Mike Cardus

You are team leader on a cross-functional team project that includes; Sue from finance, Jack from engineering, Brian from Quality Assurance, Stephanie from human resources, Terri is the customer representative, Tony from production and Mike (me) is the team coach…. If you really believe you are able to know what people’s attitudes are, then you are in the mind-reading business. If you believe you are able to read minds when talking to people you are really talking to yourself.

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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. Leadership hr human capital human resourcesThis is a guest post from Siddharth Naga S, who heads HR for Cloudnine group of hospitals and is the youngest Executive Coach to be endorsed by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith in India.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Provide leadership. Design and re-engineering of products-services. Strategic Plan includes provisions for refinancing, equity and debt financing. Finance charges are negotiated. When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation.

Business Model Architecture | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Also, a common response is to confuse a sales engine, fulfillment process, operational process, technology platform, or any number of other areas as business models, where this is not the case.

What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

Pricing impacts everything from strategy and tactics, to finance, to branding, to marketing and sales, to vendor selection and supply chain management, to recruiting and compensation, and to customer satisfaction and loyalty. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

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Stop Selling and Add Value | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Call me crazy, but I don’t want to talk to someone who wants to manage my account, develop my business, or engineer my sale. If you don’t engineer everything around the client, your client relationships will vanish before your very eyes.

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How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

When Google started they had the greatest focus, the simplest vision, and the least cluttered search engine.

Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? Let’s begin by determining what it is that a CEO does…First and foremost it is the CEO’s job to provide consistent leadership by insuring that the corporate values are reflected in a clearly articulated vision which in turn translates into a well defined strategy.

Compliance And Risk Management In Today's Business World

Eric Jacobson

This week, Yarin shared with me insights into compliance and risk management, his forthcoming book, and leadership. finance) so that he or she can investigate and respond to the warning thoroughly and appropriately. Compliance Dave Yarin Fair Warning Leadership Risk Management

Disruptive Business Models | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While much has been written about corporate vision, mission, process, leadership, strategy, branding and a variety of other business practices, it is the engineering of these practices to be disruptive that maximizes opportunities.

Design Matters

N2Growth Blog

Also worth noting is that there is certainly a difference between value engineering and arbitrary cost containment.

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First Impressions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Realistic : Adopting a new idea should be based upon solid business logic that drives corresponding financial engineering and modeling. Champion : Senior leadership must champion any new idea being adopted. Senior leadership must champion any new idea being adopted.

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What Does an Aspiring Founder Need to Know?

Harvard Business

Alice, an outstanding 24-year-old engineer working for a top technology company, wants to launch her own startup within the next five years, but she doesn’t yet have a venture concept. We recently posed these questions to Harvard Business School alumni founders while designing a new two-year joint degree program that confers both a master of science from Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and an MBA from HBS. ” Finance is less important.

Can Leaders Take a Break? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Purdue is known for its bright engineers, top flight technology students, it is the alma mater of the first and last men to walk on the moon. Related posts: Women Leadership and Mad Men Some revolutions are bloody, and some are flash-in-the-pan moments.

Guidance is Good, Overpriced Shares a Disaster

Harvard Business Review

Baruch Lev teaches accounting and finance at NYU's Stern School of Business. As I show in my book, successful managers, like those engineering the turnarounds at IBM and Deere and Co., Communication Finance LeadershipHe's a man of strong opinions, generally backed up by lots and lots of research. Last year I got to edit his book, Winning Investors Over , and an accompanying HBR article, " How to Win Investors Over."