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. Caution: when employees feel like owners, no more wasting money on expensive furniture, management boondoggles, or projects with a poor net present value. Finance and accounting is very sexy!

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

In today’s business environment, project managers are now recognized for their critical role in keeping essential business functions running smoothly. As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills.

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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.

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. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp.

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. L EADERSHIP development is a lifelong process.

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Brazil and the MORE Project

Chris Brady

Main | Teach Me What to Think » March 22, 2010 Brazil and the MORE Project  Just getting back from a whirl-wind tour of the MORE Project in Brazil. What MonaVie , Sergio Ponce, and the MORE Project are doing in Brazil is incredible.

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. Taking initiative is what makes all successful projects, both in business and private life, move towards the goal.

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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. Regardless of the moniker, the fact is these great leaders were capable of projecting their vision in an emotional and convincing manner. 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.

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned by Walking the Camino de Santiago

Leading Blog

Since the Camino, I am more thoughtful when I start a new project to look for lessons from the past. While I was walking the Camino, I thought a lot about my career and the leadership lessons I had learned. He holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School.

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Leadership & Perfectionism | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality, but rarely does it require perfection. While leadership doesn’t require being perfect, it does require doing what is needed and necessary. Get Your Leadership BIG On!

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Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

You’re undoubtedly thinking “who died and left Mike Myatt in charge of qualitatively assessing leadership blogs?&# I hope you enjoy the list, and that you’ll add these Top Leadership Blogs to your leadership reading list. You are my leadership daily must read!

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The Leadership Vacuum | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There is nothing short of a voluminous amount of leadership information being published on a daily basis. As leadership advisors and coaches we counsel our clients on the need for change and innovation, but have we become the proverbial shoe maker without shoes?

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5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from A Billionaire Investor: Ray Dalio

Strategy Driven

billion, Dalio started investing at the age of 12 and his life has revolved around finance. Here are five leadership lessons that you can learn from Dalio. Having no walls allows team members to bond and increase productivity when they work together on projects.

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Cooperation and Outward Spiraling Success Loops

Mike Cardus

The finance team in a Health Care Company. Was struggling with sales representatives and project managers turning in expense and budget reports on-time…They told me “We have tried everything and our CFO is tired to putting out fires for us.”. We know the Resistance Loop.

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Grassroots Leadership through Social Power

Coaching Tip

A Brewing Situation for Grassroots Leadership through Social Power. A brewing example of the opportunity for grassroots leadership through social power is the proposed building of a publicly-owned bridge between the busiest U.S.-Canada The project would generate 10,000 construction jobs, the Michigan Transportation Dept. Those people respond to money," says Rich Robinson, director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network, a private group that tracks donations.

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Too Many Infrastructure Projects Go It Alone

Harvard Business Review

There is one best way to get big projects done. Classic leadership lessons apply. Those left out of that early process delayed the project for years. It’s only by joining forces across sectors that projects will get the necessary resources and expertise.

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study. High potentials are often identified as those individuals who have the potential to grow into leadership roles within the organization. Team leadership. The Leadership Development Training Program.

Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

Do you pay by the hour or by project completed? Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business News Workplace Issues

Why CRM Projects Fail and How to Make Them More Successful

Harvard Business Review

In 2017, CIO magazine reported that around one-third of all customer relationship management (CRM) projects fail. CRMs today also serve a lot of masters, from executives in the C-suite, technology, marketing, finance, and, oh yeah, sales. PM Images/Getty Images.

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Business Leadership Expertise: Give a Gift of Honoring :: Women on.

Women on Business

Right now I am researching the first section of my new book “Dipping in the WELL: Women Executive Leadership Learning”. For me it was a first grade teacher who challenged me to take an art project some “annoying boy” in my class had scribbled on and find a way to make it work.

The Cost of Business

Women on Business

I see this all the time with improvement and change management projects, companies want drastic change for a small price. Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Career Development Communications customer service decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues job satisfaction Leadership Management Online Business personal development Strategy Uncategorized

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Celebrate Failure

Career Advancement

Take turns eulogizing the idea or project you’re “burying,” sharing lessons learned. The finance website NerdWallet creates a “Fail Wall” where mistakes are posted, emphasizing that everyone fails and honoring outside-the-box thinking. “I didn’t fail 1,000 times.

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5 Mistakes Leaders Make That Undermine Confidence

Lead Change Blog

Stretch assignments and special projects are one of the best ways to build confidence and skills. If you only go to the finance guy for finance things, he’ll always act like a finance guy. “Karin, I get the whole confident humility thing, I really do.”

Six Types of Stakeholders Leaders Need to Influence

Career Advancement

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. Influencing executives helps a leader to build broad support for her projects and ideas and to gain financial backing when necessary. Finance departments. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration.


Chris Brady

  Young person after young person was onhand to assume the responsibility of leadership at each of the key steps alongthe escape line.

Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: Tell Me If Anything Was Ever.

Chris Brady

Posted by: Nike Shox Turmoil | September 02, 2010 at 06:17 AM Likewise, a lot of creatives are going freelance because agencies don't want to pay account handlers / planners / project managers.

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Why Doctors Need Leadership Training

Harvard Business Review

Medicine involves leadership. Even though medical institutions have designated “leadership” as a core medical competency , leadership skills are rarely taught and reinforced across the continuum of medical training. STOCK4B-RF/Getty Images.

Does Your Team Have a #1 Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

The finance person’s priority is budgets and profit/loss statements. But a leadership team’s members need to own responsibility for the whole business, not just their individual pieces of it. Guest post from Mike McHargue: Does your team have one clearly stated priority?

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Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work

Lead Change Blog

An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resource. The root cause of inefficiency in any organization is inaccurate data tracking from the start to the completion of a project.

10 Guiding Principles That Will Lead You to Future Happiness and Success

Leading Blog

And yet, what is crystal clear to me after 20 years in leadership roles is that those ingredients, while important to success, aren't enough if you've forgotten the fundamentals of being positive, learning from others, being honest and the kind of person people want to work with.

How To Increase Trust With The Power of Intention

Tanveer Naseer

When this meeting is over, I want to understand the challenges you have been facing with this project and what we can do to make it work for all of us.”) business communication Guest Posts leadership intention trustThe following is a guest piece by Will Wise.

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When Mission Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

The ad shows some of the projects that Citi helped finance including the transatlantic cable, the Marshall Plan to rebuild a post-World War II war-torn Europe, and the Space Shuttle Program. connection culture inspiring identity leadership Uncategorized business speaker connection cultures E Pluribus Partners employee engagement leadership speaker leadership training michael lee stallard teambuildingClick here to view the embedded video.

3 Ways to Pursue Productive Failure

Nathan Magnuson

My new book Ignite Your Leadership Expertise is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. You’re well past the point of no return when you finally come to the realization that the project has been a mistake all along.

Relational Leadership and Employee Retention – A Match, part 2.

Strategy Driven

The Relational Leader : A Revolutionary Framework to Engage Your Team (Course Technology PTR, Cengage Learning 2010) by Frank McIntosh The Relational Leader presents a framework to use as a compass point so that you can project a consistent message and methodology to your people.

The INs and OUTs of Business Literacy

HR Digest

To reassess projections about future performance. An effective financial literacy program should clear concepts of finance and accounting in simple terms with examples that are relevant to the organization’s day-to-day operations. Financial ignorance carries massive costs.

Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Rather, they come from testing out leadership skills in relationships with others. As a matter of fact, they learned that 80% of active volunteers move more easily into leadership roles and grow their careers further as a result. And the mentor learns a valuable asset for leadership.

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The Power of an Enemy

In the CEO Afterlife

The companies that employed me were generally the underdogs in battles against bigger, better-financed organizations. By concentrating on proactive projects within your control, you can force the enemy to follow you. I ’m an extremely competitive person.

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3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life.

Rich Gee Group

So many people go off half-cocked and attempt something grandiose or unattainable by any measure and then find themselves cashing in again on a failed project, initiative, or life goal. When are the Finance and Research steps complete? Initiate the finance process.

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How to Increase Church Staff Without Spending a Dime

Ron Edmondson

Chances are, regardless of your church size, you have some untapped leadership already in your church. When I left the church where I was pastor we had seven amazing people on our finance committee, for example. Church Church Planting Leadership

How To Move a Team From Forming to High Performing in < 48 Hours

Let's Grow Leaders

Clearly, it’s more than a “game” when potential employers and university leadership are involved. ” Or where they weren’t, “I don’t have much of a finance background, that’s why I’m here to round it out, BUT I’m GREAT at Powerpoint.”

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Fear of Loss of Group Membership is More Powerful Than Management

Mike Cardus

Example - Consulting a finance team from a mining company we had to figure out a way to get the budget reports to the finance team on-time so accurate profit and loss + budgets could be shared and allocated to operations. Photo Credit. Resistance to Change and Learning Anxiety.

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….

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6 questions to ask before you start

Deep Imprints

When you are in the middle of a big project, turmoil seems unending. What will a finished project look like? Every project must start with a vision. Without a vision of what your completed project looks like, you won’t know when you are done.