3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

Leading Blog

I F you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. For some entrepreneurs, raising financing can seem like a full time job, particularly in these trying times. My first institutional financing came from people who were in the “MIT” network. These are just some of the many myths that are given as advice when entrepreneurs are trying to raise financing.

Learn to Speak Finance and Accounting!

Great Leadership By Dan

See my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for a handy cheat sheet for some of the most commonly used finance and accounting lingo. accountant jokes accounting finance non-financial manager Managers need to be able to hold their own with the Bean Counters. You could also tell a couple of accountant jokes, but that''s only going to get you so far and may backfire: Why did the accountant cross the road? To bore the people on the other side.

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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

Tony’s Interview with Healthcare Finance News

Tony Mayo

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. However, once you move from being a bookkeeper to being a CFO, you are dealing with the future […].

Executive Coaching Success Story: Executive Vice President Business Operations, Finance

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Executive Coaching Success Story: Executive Vice President Business Operations, Finance appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Success Stories

How would you describe the “back office” functions at your company (finance, procurement, legal, HR, etc.)?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: How would you describe the “back office” functions at your company (finance, procurement, legal, HR, etc.)? Eighty percent of you report your back office functions like procurement, finance, legal and HR only occasionally add value (30%) or even worse, rarely add value or make your life extremely difficult (55%). Business Toolkit Career Leadership Poll Project Management

Five Mistakes Pastors Frequently Make With Finances

Ron Edmondson

I came into ministry after a long business career, so I’m sometimes considered unique in my involvement or interest in our church finances. I work closely with our Business Administrator and finance committee on the budget and administration of our church finances. Working with different churches over the years, I’ve seen lots of approaches by pastors in this area of finances. I quickly find someone on our finance committee or our Business Administrator.

August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Eileen explains: “ For anyone in a leadership position, the ability to craft solid ground in white water times becomes paramount. Ken Byler of Higher Ground Consulting Group contributed Introverted Leadership in a Pandemic.

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2020. Creativity isn’t a “nice to have” leadership trait. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 32 titles.

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Launching a Personal Finance Revolution

Chris Brady

The series is called the Personal Mastery Series , for reasons which will become obvious to all viewers, and the subject matter for the first episode is personal finances. The title of the event is, Launching a Personal Finance Revolution , and can be purchased in advance here. Join us for some candid commentary on how you can gain personal mastery over money and Launch a Personal Finance Revolution in your life! Leadership has more ripples than a potato chip!

What Will It Take to Make Finance More Gender-Balanced?

Harvard Business

It is no wonder we came to fear our gender would keep us from achieving the same level of success as our male peers in finance. Because one of us (Malin) grew up in Sweden, considered to be one of the most gender-equal countries , with f amily-friendly policies that emphasize both parents’ responsibility of raising a family, we wondered whether gender equality in the finance industry in Sweden had progressed further than it had in the U.S. shutterjack/Getty Images.

July 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Sean writes: “Great teammates and leaders know that the quality of our life, and our leadership, is determined by the quality of the questions we ask! Ronni Hendel of Insight Out Leadership shared The Doing and Being of Difficult Conversations. Leadership.

Financial Fluency and A Leadership Opportunity

Great Leadership By Dan

Shelton, leadership coach, speaker, blogger, and author: As a leadership coach and consultant I am considered a thought resource in the area of developmental leadership. That is to say I spend my time working with reactive and unconscious behaviors that create unseen and unwanted outcomes within personal leadership. In my current role, I am often called to help install financial fluency within large organizational structures as part of leadership development.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp. There are leadership lessons in Ant-Man And The Wasp you’ll not want to miss. So, let’s check out the leadership lessons you can find in Ant-Man And The Wasp in the latest Reel Leadership article. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp. Leadership starts with a passion.

Is There a Leadership Gene?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Subsequent to the mapping of the human genome, a project completed just over a decade ago, we have seen a number of human traits linked to heredity and one of the more recent is the quality of leadership. Prior to CBAC, Andrew founded an annuity financing company relieving tort victims of financial hardship. Leadership Development develop leaders leadership skills talent talent development

Applying Financial Math to Leadership Success

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a leader in the world of finance, you might be excited by this title. The post Applying Financial Math to Leadership Success appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development leadership development leadership math Rule of 72 SuccessIf math isn’t your favorite subject, you might be wondering if you want to continue.

The Best Leadership Books of 2019

Leading Blog

Great Leaders Have No Rules : Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business by Kevin Kruse (Rodale Books, 2019) Kevin Kruse debunks popular wisdom with ten contrarian principles for better, faster, easier leadership. The larger points of intentional leadership, intentional leaders, and their place in the current world are explained, giving readers the opportunity to spot the parallels in real-world examples.

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Leadership Skills: You and $$$$$$$

Women on Business

One of the best leadership teachers in any era comes in the form of paper or metal. Our romance with money belongs in every leadership development program on the planet. One of the most important areas for leadership training is money education. Career Development Communications decision-making Finance Leadership Management personal development Women On Business Work-Home Life business business communications Communication Patterns work-life balance

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The Five Most Valuable Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of the fundamental questions about the nature of leadership itself, here are some of the most valuable leadership skills you will need in your life. Although, organization itself represents a collection of various organizational skills, we must still view it as a critical leadership skill. Quality leadership is all about decision making and timing. Naturally, leadership requires quick decision making , personal integrity and responsibility.

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Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Human resource leadership. The new leader integrator for operational security is proactive with the following: Envisions security value horizontally – reaches out to other departments such as operations, finance, HR, sales and legal. Digital Transformation cyber leadership securityDefining the position of the lead security person in an enterprise can be a challenging and sometimes confusing task.

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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

Is your Leadership Development Developing Leaders?

Great Leadership By Dan

Shamis: One of the most gratifying experiences in writing a leadership book is the introspection youallow yourself in the process. Today, I help (mostly) professional services firms — law, accounting, insurance, architecture, finance — attain growth, productivity, and profitability. Inept managers were responsible for losing talent with leadership potential. Shamis leadership development

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The new basketball comedy movie Uncle Drew tells the story of Dax (Lil Rel Howery) and his dreams of having a winning team in the Rucker Classic street basketball tournament. Uncle Drew is full of laughs and, surprisingly, leadership lessons. Let’s dive into the latest Reel Leadership article and seek the leadership lessons in Uncle Drew. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew. This may include some form of leadership.

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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.

Unemotional Leadership—an Oxymoron

Lead on Purpose

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. That is why unemotional leadership is an oxymoron. Andrew Cravenho is the CEO of CBAC Funding, an innovative invoice finance company. Guest post by Andrew Cravenho.

How To Be A Better Business Leader – 5 Top Tips

Women on Business

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4 Essential Business Acumen Questions Every Manager Needs to Answer

Great Leadership By Dan

Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to test your own business acumen! business acumen finance and accounting glossaryWhen you can answer these 4 essential business acumen questions, you’ll be able to provide direction, prioritize and make better decisions.

Monday Quote

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! The post Monday Quote appeared first on General Leadership. Quotes action Economy Eisenhower Finance Planning quote victoryRead more at [link]. “There is no victory at bargain basement prices. “ Dwight D. Eisenhower. . How did you enjoy today’s post?

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

News Flash – If you have to look for leadership it doesn’t exist…Today’s post is not going to sit well with many in the leadership profession, but then many of my posts seem to have that effect. In my opinion the practice of leadership identification is simply based upon flawed business logic, and it is make-work in the purest form. Organizations short on leadership talent find themselves in such a position for a reason… current leadership failed to lead.

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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Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. So, in today’s post I’ve compiled a short list of 5 things you thought you already knew about leadership, but may not be putting into practice. Some individuals openly seek out positions of leadership, while leadership is thrust upon others.

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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. The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride!

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Beyond Financial Fitness - Summary and Reviews

Chris Brady

Books Contemporary Leadership Finances and EconomicsChris Brady and Orrin Woodward went above and beyond the call of duty when they created the Beyond Financial Fitness Program. With decades of experience building businesses, investing, managing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Leadership Walk

N2Growth Blog

Today’s guest post by Kevin Eikenberry ( @kevineikenberry ) really resonates with me because it’s chalk full of leadership perspective. Kevin also hosts the Best of Leadership Blogs 2010 contest of which this blog is a nominee (if you haven’t voted yet, today is the last day for voting). Each of these is part of your leadership walk. You may not think of your leadership journey as a walk. It delivers the best leadership skills in a man.

The Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. Superbosses : How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein Although Superbosses may differ in leadership styles, they share a playbook that leads to extraordinary success founded on making other people successful. Learning Leadership : The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Related Interest: Best Leadership Books of 2015.

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9 Essential Budgeting Tips for Rookie Managers

Great Leadership By Dan

Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for 9 essential tips to avoid some of the most common budgeting mistakes made by rookie managers. budgeting finance and accounting managersNew managers are often not prepared to manage a department budget.

Quick and Nimble: A Leadership Companion

Leading Blog

Adam Bryant has put together a great leadership companion with Quick and Nimble. There’s great advice on a wide range of leadership issues from Why Culture Matters to Alone at the Top. Steve Stoute, Translation LLC and Carol’s Daughter) A Little Respect : “By definition if there’s leadership, it means there are followers, and you’re only as good as your followers. Ken Rees, CEO of Think Finance) School Never Ends : “It’s about keeping them marketable.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude. One thing that jumps out at me is that choosing to have a “bad&# attitude is the exact opposite of leadership–it’s about serving oneself.

3 Money Habits To Help Unity In Our Community – Catalyst Atlanta 2016 Rachel Cruze

Joseph Lalonde

Catalyst is a gathering of leaders to hear from some of the best and brightest in leadership. Leadership Live blogging Catalyst 2016 Catalyst Atlanta community finances money Rachel Cruze unityT oday, I’m live blogging from the Catalyst Atlanta Conference. Catalyst’s theme for 2016 is Uncommon Fellowship. If the live updates on my site aren’t enough, you can also watch Catalyst Live here.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.] Online Degree 100 Blogs Posts That Will Make You a Better Leader 5 Tweets Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth News Flash – the phrase humble leadership is [.]

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5 Telltale Signs of Fear-Based Leadership

Strategy Driven

In fear-based cultures, the educational backgrounds of C-suite leaders can disproportionately favor finance and accounting, which causes organizations to be hyper-analytical and risk-averse. When fear-based leadership reigns, work environments turn toxic, permeated by anxiety and urgency. Business Politics Practices Bill Treasurer business management Executive Coach Leadership Coach Leadership Qualities Leadership Skills strategydrivenFear is bad for business.

“Goodbye Mr. Jones”: The End of the Dow as an American Index

Mills Scofield

This is taken from The Intercollegiate Finance Journal (IFJ) is an undergraduate student-run journal about how current finance, economics, business and technology issues affect students'' lives. IFJ is a rapidly expanding student-run publication that seeks to educate the undergraduate community about topics in finance, economics, business and technology. Is the concept of national corporations and financial indices outdated? Perhaps!

Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you’re looking to benchmark your leadership ability the following self examination will give you a baseline to build from. If you check your ego at the door and give a thoughtful, introspective evaluation of your ability, it is likely that you’ll learn something about your leadership abilities or lack thereof. If you’re game to test your leadership ability read on to take the exam… The examination is broken down into 10 sections, each worth 10 points.

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