CFO Leadership

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The Case For Bringing CFOs And Customers Closer Together

April 20, 2017 |

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The Revolving Door of CFOs In Retail Shows Where Analytics Is Headed

Major merchants can’t seem to hold onto their finance leaders. Those with staying power need to work differently. The whole point of success in retail is getting customers to stick around for a while — or at least until they can make a purchase. Lately, ho......

April 6, 2017 |

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The Case For More Emotionally-Intelligent CFOs

Financial leaders will always need to know the numbers, but they’ll also need to be experts at observing and acting on the mood in the office. Amid all the hype and debate over the impact of artificial intelligence, or AI, on businesses, we may sometimes o......

April 1, 2017 |

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Why CFO Career Prospects Are Getting Exponentially Better

A report from consulting firm BearingPoint breaks down the skills and focus areas finance leaders are beginning to take on. Most companies would probably say they’d like to see “exponential” growth — until they realize the workload of their senior team mig......

March 18, 2017 |

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Why CFOs Play a Key Role In Tracking Non-Financial KPIs

Management experts say finance departments need to factor in data from other business units, but will this lead to a war over metrics? Hopefully it never gets to this point, but eventually someone might get angry enough to ask their CFO something along the......

February 23, 2017 |

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A CFO’s Guide to Working with the Millennial Generation

The future of the finance department may depend on how well leaders navigate potential generation gaps. Walking in 20 minutes late, expecting only the most exciting assignments, piping up when it would be far better to listen — the portrait of the stereoty......

February 22, 2017 |

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The Macro and Micro Factors Influencing CFO Leadership Styles in 2017

Yes, the job of a CFO has never been tougher, but there are already signs of what success could look like. CFOs already know they have a tough job. They probably don’t need the constant reminders about why it’s so tough. Just a few weeks ago there was a pi......

February 15, 2017 |

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The Biggest CPM Decisions You Have to Make

Companies can’t afford to set loose goals around corporate performance management. Start by picturing the ideal end state. We may have already reached that point in the new year where, if you haven’t actively started trying to lose weight or get in shape, ......

January 29, 2017 |

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The Surprise CIO-CFO Changes Are About Much More Than Job Titles

Tech execs are taking over finance. Finance chiefs are taking on IT responsibilities. It all points to one thing. By changing the “I” to an “F” in the middle of his title, Martin Chavez is about to answer one of the great big “IF” questions in large organi......

December 20, 2016 |

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The Must-Have Quality For Future Finance Leader

Even headhunters are starting to recognize there’s more to being a CFO than having a good grasp of accounting. It’s a lot more genteel to talk about “recruiting” than “headhunting” — the latter almost sounds a little savage — but in the case of finance dep......

December 9, 2016 |

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