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Are You Ready For Generation Z? Jack McCullough’s latest in Forbes

Are You Ready For Generation Z?  "The first generation raised on social media is also the most racially diverse. Gen Z will soon be the largest cohort in the workforce, so companies would be wise to be ready for them." ~Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO...

CFO or General Manager in Today’s Business World?

CFO to General Manager in Today’s Business World Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council "Business today faces fierce competition on an international scale and has forced CFOs to become a “Master” in the delivery of the...

The Psychopathic CEO, Jack McCullough’s recent Forbes article

The Psychopathic CEO "Psychopathic CEOs are chameleons, able to disguise their ruthlessness and antisocial behavior under the veneer of eloquence"  Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council is a regular contributor to Forbes.  An excerpt's below....

How Should You Measure a CFO’s Success?

How Should You Measure a CFO's Success? Insight from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council To measure the success of any C-Suite executive, there must be specific and measurable goals and objectives for the positions. The Chief Financial...

CFO Priorities For 2020 And Beyond, Jack McCullough’s latest Forbes article

CFO Priorities For 2020 And Beyond Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council is a regular contributor to Forbes.  CFOLC members weigh in on his most recent article.  An excerpt's below. Wow… it’s 2020. It’s the start of a new decade, which makes...

Are You a CFO, or is Your Goal to Become a CFO? Get a Mentor or Coach!

Are You a CFO, or is Your Goal to Become a CFO? – Get a Mentor or Coach!  “You wouldn't advise the CEO to proceed without a strategic plan, why should you?” ~ Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFOLC In the competitive world of C-Suit talent and high-value...

Driving Business Agility in A Digital World

During the last decade or more, the business world has officially moved into a new and exciting digital age. With intelligent or “extreme” automation on the forefront of many company’s agendas, CFOs have to be prepared for this shift that has already begun taking place. Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants connects with CFOs globally to understand the changing role of finance. He recently spoke to us about how technology coupled with competency can fuel business agility and the success of finance as a whole. Why Agility? So what can CFOs and their teams

Demonstrating Resilience and Adaptability in Changing Times

Every business landscape can prove challenging to navigate, but in today’s climate demonstrating resilience and adaptability is key when times get tough. At the 2018 CFO Leadership Conference, Rebook’s Craig Thornton, Vice President of Finance, and John Lynch, Vice President of CtC, shared their expert views and experiences on this topic and more. From the headquarters’ daring move to Boston’s Seaport District, to its new ‘Muscle Up’ Financial Fitness project, the duo shared how the business started exceeding goals in just 15 short months. Reebok, founded in 1895, has gone through a transformation over the decades. From Bolton, England where

The Expanding Role of the CFO 

  In February, the Austin Chapter of the CFO Leadership Council met for a panel addressing industry-wide changes to the role of Chief Financial Officers. Thought leaders from BigCommerce, Snap Kitchen, and Silverton Partners shared their experiences with the changing landscape of the CFO. The modern CFO is anything but a tactical partner; in fact, CFOs have evolved into an important strategic role in any organization. According to Adam Chibib, Partner at Silverton Partners, “CFOs in particular have a background in systems, processes and people, so they’re in the unique position to help from a strategy perspective.” Building an Ethos

Building High Performance Teams Is Key To CFO Success from Tatum's President, Macon Albertson

  By Macon Albertson President, Tatum Professionals Whether you’re a brand-new CFO or a time-tested veteran, perhaps the most important factor in your success is having the right high-performing team behind you. Yet, securing high-performing talent — and keeping them engaged and motivated — may be one of the most challenging aspects of a CFO’s job, especially in today’s competitive hiring environment. It may be difficult, but it’s necessary given the increasing pressure to “add value.” Finance has evolved from simple bean counting to become a function that contributes to day-to-day operations and drives critical business decisions. While it’s essential

Ethics & Integrity in Leadership: A Critical Partnership for CFOs

  The chief financial officer must be the most ethical person in his or her company.  Each stakeholder of a company – employee, investor, management, customers, suppliers, and the greater community – relies on the CFO for integrity and transparency. As such, it is not surprising that the CFOs are more likely than other employees to face ethical dilemmas in the course of executing their responsibilities. Join us at The 2018 CFO Leadership Conference, May 9-10, 2018, for a session on Ethics & Integrity in Leadership, presented by Jill Brown, Ph.D., Harold S. Geneen Research Professor of Corporate Governance, Bentley University. During

Define Your Leadership Style: Join us at The 2018 CFO Leadership Conference

  While all of the mechanics of leadership are critical, most often the most important skill we overlook is defining what kind of a leader we want to be, and what kind of leader our teams need. Join us at The 2018 CFO Leadership Conference, May 9-10, 2018, for our morning keynote address on this very subject, led by Laura Sen, former Non-Executive Chairman, CEO & President, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., and Ash Noah, Vice President of CGMA External Relations for the AICPA. During this lively conversation, we’ll dive into how we can self-evaluate our strength as a CFO leaders,

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