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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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Beware of the J Curve

An increase in sales sounds great! Right? But have you ever heard about the colloquialism of growing out of business? Growth requires cash flow, but sometimes, quick growth doesn’t allow you to keep up. If a company is run by leaders with sales backgrounds, they will be more focused on the growth than supporting that

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The Next Generation of Financial Leaders

As the baby boomers are retiring from the workforce and Generation X are becoming the most senior employees, it’s time to start looking at the next generation of financial leaders. Currently, the Millennial generation is the largest working generation in our economy. They have some quirky habits and behaviors – namely, their use of technology.

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New Graduates: What Employers Are Looking For

Last week, we discussed the importance of having creativity in the workplace. Watching my Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship students walk across the stage was a bittersweet moment. However, I remembered something important. Most of those students will be fine because they have what potential employers are looking for. 2017’s Highest-Demanded Jobs I’m sure there are a lot of highly-demanded

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The Key to Having a Unique Business? Unique People!

Over the years of teaching in an entrepreneurship program, I realized a pattern. As expected, every entrepreneur thinks his business is unique. But in having a unique business, who works for you? What value do they bring to the table? Do they make your business “unique”? To some extent, they probably do! These are questions we will explore, but

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Dealing with People Problems

A wise man once said… “Life is simple, people complicate it.” The same wisdom holds true for business.  If you take a look at the biggest headaches that you have to deal with on a daily basis, chances are good that the majority of them have to do with people. Dealing with People Problems So

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3 Ways to Develop Financial Leadership

Do you feel like you have the talent to be the best CFO you can be, but you aren’t sure how to develop the financial leadership skills you need to get there? If so, you’re not alone.  Many financial professionals don’t know what is really expected of a CFO. But they are also don’t know

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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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Recruiting a Winning Team

See Also: How to Hire New Employees Designing an Effective Internship Program Recruiting a Winning Team If an organization is to be successful, recruiting a winning team should be a top priority. An organization cannot function efficiently if its personnel are not chosen appropriately. Therefore, certain steps must be taken so that an organization can

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How To Train People For Success

See Also: How to Run an Effective Meeting How to Hire New Employees Benefits of Advisory Boards How to form an Advisory Board Future of the Accounting Workforce How to Train People for Success How To Train People For Success: Training is about management preparing employees for success in their jobs and in their careers. Employee

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3 Things – Selecting Advisory Board Members

Discover 3 things you should know about Selecting Advisory Board Members. In the video Jim Wilkinson, President and founder of The Strategic CFO discusses 3 useful tips you should know about selecting members for an Advisory Board. Selecting Advisory Board Members Watch the following video to learn about selecting advisory board members. 1. Do Not

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The Future of the Accounting Workforce

The Future of the Accounting Workforce “Firms who are hiring new accountants or accounting majors have to understand where the newer generations are “coming from,” as a Boomer (born 1946-1964) might say, to target a style that will bring out the next generation’s (the Millennial Generation’s) strengths and maximize their effectiveness. This involves discarding biases

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