The Surest Way to a Positive Attitude

Kevin Eikenberry

” He spoke about faith and finances, leaving 1200 people with plenty to think about. Achievement Gratitude Influence Leadership Learning Quotations Success Daniel Lapin positive attitudeI had the chance to meet and hear the fabulous and wise Daniel Lapin speak yesterday. Daniel is a best-selling author, radio personality and is known as ”America’s Rabbi.” Today’s quotation is one of the final things he said to the [.].

Could Your Business Survive a Downturn? Here’s How to Bolster the Finances of Your Company

Strategy Driven

And if you want to make sure that your business is going to be able to survive a downturn, you need to put it in a financially secure position as soon as possible. There are plenty of ways in which your business can invest in order to improve its finances.

Why I moved to Mead Johnson — macro positives « Crossderry Blog

Crossderry Blog

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Joseph Lalonde

You may be tempted to do unethical things while in a position of leadership. A Reel Leadership Article Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp.

How to Improve Your Finance Skills (Even If You Hate Numbers)

Harvard Business Review

If you’re not a numbers person, finance is daunting. And who’s in the best position to offer advice? Even if you don’t need to know a lot about finance to do your day-to-day job, the more conversant you are on the subject, the better off you’ll be, according to Richard Ruback, a professor at Harvard Business School and the coauthor of the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business. Stop avoiding finance because you’re afraid of numbers.

When It Pays to Think Like a Finance Manager

Harvard Business Review

If you want approval for a new project — purchasing new equipment or computer systems, applying for a patent, building a new store — chances are you need your company’s finance department on board. To get the green light, it helps to understand how finance people think.

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The Most Common Causes Of Financial Problems In Business

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, it is essential that you stay on top of the finances in your company. If you want your business to enjoy much success long into the future, then you need to make sure that you are taking a good look at the finances.

Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really)

Harvard Business Review

When I ask students graduating from Harvard Business School what they’re doing next, I often get some version of “I’m going into finance but…” Then they quickly explain that finance is just a way station on the route to nobler goals. Recently, I asked a few students how people react to their choice to go into finance, and I was greeted with nervous laughter. The usual reactions to misbehavior in finance are outrage or regulation.

How Banks Should Finance the Social Sector

Harvard Business Review

If financing is offered by a bank, the terms are often too onerous. As a result, charities and social enterprises do not have the cushion of external financing to manage their various capital requirements. Innovation in social finance should be an integral part of that story.

Shifting Finance from Controlling to Improving

Harvard Business Review

Yet this is exactly the challenge facing leaders of the finance function who are asked to help their organization improve the way that work is done. As finance shifts its focus from controlling costs to advising managers on improvement activities, CFOs must change their thinking and behaviors. Even though when I get up and talk, because it's my role, I talk about finance, I'm always thinking about the impact on customers, quality and safety, and employees as well.".

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The 2 Most Undervalued Factors in Social Marketing

In the CEO Afterlife

By any comparison, my brands were under-financed. 1: Clear Brand Positioning. But, in their haste to post and build followers, marketers overlook the importance of brand positioning. Brand positioning, to be effective, must be focused, differentiated, and single-minded.

High Frequency Trading and Finance’s Race to Irrelevance

Harvard Business Review

Because HFT firms are holding stocks for milliseconds, they’re not ever in a position where they’re voting on corporate governance issues. They represent the logical extension of a topic that’s captured the attention of a lot of great business minds for some time: the ongoing battle between those who view companies through the lens of building something, and those that view it through the lens of finance. Economy Finance

The Problem with the Profit Motive in Finance

Harvard Business Review

You see, almost all of the positive indicators above were enabled by or forced on banks by people working for us the taxpayers (by which I mean Congress, the Federal Reserve, and financial regulators). It was an event packed with prominent people who work (or worked) in finance, but seem to come from a different, more genteel world than the bulk of modern Wall Street: Bogle, Swensen, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, former TIAA-CREF CEO John Biggs. Compensation Ethics Finance

A Quiet Revolution in Clean-Energy Finance

Harvard Business Review

Solyndra's example has been particularly stark: it raised over $1 billion in equity finance in addition to receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, all prior to a cancelled IPO and the recent FBI investigation upon its bankruptcy. By using these strategies, clean energy startups can better position themselves for acquisitions and promising exits.

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Money Matters in the Workplace!?

Dave Bratcher

My question is whether personal finance matters to companies. Does the health of your employee’s personal finances matter to you? 5 Reasons the Personal Finance of Your Team Matters. Do your employees want more money?

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M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

The right talent acquisition can have a rather substantial and immediate impact on things like revenue, culture, positioning, brand, etc. Other companies are in need of cash and are willing to sell certain contracts as a financing vehicle.

How to Increase Church Staff Without Spending a Dime

Ron Edmondson

You may not be able to hire for a new paid position, but you could: Raise up new leaders. When I left the church where I was pastor we had seven amazing people on our finance committee, for example. They were godly, intelligent and absolutely brilliant in the handling of finances.

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Grown-ups Should Make Sure That They Have

Chris Brady

» February 18, 2010 Grown-ups Should Make Sure That They Have Children are wonderful, bright-eyed, positive, full of ideas, and as curious as can be imagined. Included in this list is our physical bodies and health, our finances, our relationships, and the world in which we live. 

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The 5 Easiest Ways to Build Business Credit

Women on Business

Not only does it make your personal finances vulnerable, but business credit is a much more powerful tool professionally than personal credit. 2- Get a business bank account – Banks prefer to provide a business line of credit to a company that has a positive financial track record. Finance Guest PostsGuest Post By: Meredith Wood, Community Manager (Learn more about Meredith at the end of this post).

Is a Corporate Board Seat in Your Future? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By Bonnie Marcus This past week I had the opportunity to not only attend the MA Conference for Women, but also to participate in a leadership panel about women and corporate board positions.

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product managers hold a unique position in the company: they depend on people from other groups, but they do not have managerial authority over those people (in most cases). Accounting/Finance: This group is often completely ignored by product management.

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

Engaging Leader

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? Is your sight set on a new leadership role?

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Discipline & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Context, fluidity, and other nuanced behaviors are positive traits to embrace so long as they don’t serve as an excuse for a lack of discipline.

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Design Matters

N2Growth Blog

Let me make my position very clear…design absolutely matters. While this position may seem a bit harsh, it is nonetheless true.

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10 Ways to be a Better Team Player :: Women on Business

Women on Business

How can you maintain the integrity of the team and affect the outcome for the positive? Stay positive. Use the Polly-Ana approach and flip negatives into positives wherever possible. The most important asset you will ever have is the ability to positively influence people.

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

Women on Business

found that the number of women in top executives positions in Canada has fallen over the past year from 37 women in the highest-paying executive jobs in 2006 to just 31 in 2007. Furthermore, of the 535 highest paid and most senior positions at those companies, only 5.8%

Why can't we plan for leadership?

Crossderry Blog

I’ve had varying success in positioning these resources, so I’m still stumped. Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read?

Thriving During an Economic Downturn :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Several women I have spoken to recently told me their success stories, and what they have done to receive positive press even in difficult times. She was able to promote her positive business and when others saw, it peaked their interest in her company.

Six Types of Stakeholders Leaders Need to Influence

Career Advancement

Finance departments. Finance departments are another group of stakeholders that leaders must influence in order to gain their trust as well. Leaders must show the finance department that their projects are good investments for the company.

Preview Thursday-Dare to Serve

Lead Change Blog

She was full of positive energy for her work, and I asked her, “What is it that you love about this job?” I am a teacher, a counselor, a social worker, a mom, a minister, a finance advisor, and more. She had prior leadership positions at Yum!

Why Do Most Companies Fail? Hiring Is At The Core

Six Disciplines

The CEO might not be right, or the CEO hasn’t chosen the right people in the right positions. Unfortunately, most new CEOs don’t understand the talent level required at each position and the teamwork needed to build a successful company. To have a successful company, most businesses need key people in several categories including research & development, manufacturing, IT, finance, marketing, sales, and HR. Why do most companies fail?

Money Management Tips Every Business Should Consider

Strategy Driven

Of the many key aspects of your business, finances are one of the most important. In light of this, you should continuously look for ways to ensure that your business finances are well managed. Running a business is something that takes grit and resilience.

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New Leader Checklist: 4 Questions to Ask if You Want to Lead Effectively

RapidStart Leadership

Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. This is about your personal competence in your leadership position. This list just scratches the surface of how to focus your efforts in the early days of a leadership position.

To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

Even non-profits have to carefully manage finances and raise funds using ethical practices. These leaders want to have a positive impact in the workplace and make a difference in the world. T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking.

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The Path to Become a CEO [Infographic]

Women on Business

The path to reach the coveted leadership position as CEO of a Fortune 500 company is usually a long one. Most S&P 500 CEOs came from finance backgrounds (26%). Unfortunately, statistics show that that far more men land the CEO title than women. What does it take to become a CEO?

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The Poverty Minded Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Yes, you may not have the finances to fully fund the work you would love to do. Yet if we re-frame our thoughts here, we can see positives. The lack of finances may be a blessing. The appearance of competition can be viewed as a positive.

The 3 Secrets All Leaders Know.

Rich Gee Group

After 20+ years in corporate management positions and coaching high-performing executives, I’ve seen it all. Your people are starving for new information, tools, and efficiencies to help them perform better and grow in their position.

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Safeguarding Your Business Profits

Strategy Driven

You should discuss the structure of your business with your accountant to make sure it is positioning you in the most advantageous place regarding tax and debt liabilities. Once your business liabilities are confirmed, look at your personal finances.

Creating the Life You Always Wanted

Joseph Lalonde

We filter reality and apply negative or positive spin based upon the filters created by our learned beliefs. To create one, start by writing down areas that are important to you such as health, family, career, finances.

Golden Rules for Maintaining a Healthy Cash Flow

Strategy Driven

Working with a cash flow finance company is highly recommended. If you get an indication that a client is not going to pay on time, a finance firm will pay on their behalf. The more you know, the stronger your position.

Peter Berg: Become The Best Version Of Yourself

N2Growth Blog

They also learn to react to punches in ways that protect themselves as well as position themselves for the next counter punch. Working in a demanding career – be it film-making, engineering or finance – requires great concentration of time as well as energy.

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Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Defining the position of the lead security person in an enterprise can be a challenging and sometimes confusing task. This person accepts the responsibilities and accountabilities of the position but leads and manages with a higher order of thinking.

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The Real Reason Many Policies are Written

Ron Edmondson

That person will likely continue to struggle handling finances the rest of their ministry – many times not even knowing why – just knowing they had they bumped up against a policy somewhere.