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Invest in Leadership Development

When you invest in leadership development, you are making an investment. It’s something that you pay good money for and expect a return on your investment. But what many leaders don’t realize is that leadership development should be strategic. We once had a coaching participant (CFO) who worked in a family company. Once the CEO

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Business Accelerator

See also: Dilemma of Financing a Start Up Company Why do most startups fail? Financing a Startup Business Accelerator Definition The business accelerator definition is a program that includes mentorship, education, and typically a “demo day” where companies are able to pitch their business to the business community. This business community is typically comprised of

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Demand for Talented People: Addressing Employee Turnover

Working with clients over the years, it seems as though we’ve seen every employment trend come then go. Then they come back around again.  When the economy is bad, talented employees will stay in a less-than-desirable situation. Conversely, companies begin to tighten their belts and reduce headcount.  When the economy improves, these folks start looking for greener pastures and the

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July 2014 Coaching Workshop

This July 2014 Coaching Workshop marks another round of Strategic CFO Coaching Workshops.  July 2014 Coaching Workshop While three days of our four-day July workshop are dedicated to existing students, we are excited to be offering openings for a new class! The new students will participate in this July 2014 Coaching Workshop as their first day

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Houston Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards

The Houston Business Journal just announced the finalists for its CFO of the Year award for 2013. The award recognizes the area’s “fearless financial strategists who provide guidance and sound advice to CEOs and directors.” CFO of the Year Nominations The HBJ received more than 60 nominations for the prestigious CFO of the Year award.

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Every Leader Needs a Coach

Every leader needs a coach. This person is someone who has helped you develop your individual skills, knowledge, and ability to better perform your job or given task. But no matter the profession, be it billionaire business owners, world famous athletes to the little league sports player, they are able to pinpoint a particular person

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My First Day At Strategic Coach

The Strategic Coach is a program developed by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be a new student this year. We meet once a quarter in Chicago with 30 other entrepreneurs and learn how to spend our time better and create our companies to be all they can

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Is Training an Expense or Smart Investment?

In an article based on a survey conducted by KPMG, Michael Cohn reports that most companies are expecting their training budget per person for 2013 to decline or remain flat. This may lead some to question how to categorize employee training. Is training an expense or a smart investment?  My view is that employee coaching is

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UH Entrepreneurship Mentor Program

The University of Houston Wolff School for Entrepreneurship is looking for seasoned, compassionate entrepreneurs to mentor a university student through an experience that has the potential to change both lives. The UH Entrepreneurship Mentor Program has changed lives. Every year the University of Houston educates 2,000 students in entrepreneurship. From this pool, the Wolff Center for

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