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Rookie Mistakes: Lessons Learned from CFOLC Members

Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council recently connected with CFOs across our 27 chapters on their rookie mistakes starting out in their careers & the big lessons learned.  He shares his findings. Several CFOLC members recently shared their...

The Indispensable CFO: Viewpoint From Angela Tise, National Membership Chair & Northeast Regional Director

The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself! The more you learn, the more you'll earn!  ~ Warren Buffett The CFO Leadership Council held a program back in December in our NYC chapter on The Indispensable CFO.  This title made me think to myself, what...

Nearly Half Of CFOs Don’t Have A Succession Plan

Planning for Succession "Control your own destiny or someone else will!" ~ Jack Welch Most Say It's Because They're Not Planning to Leave Soon ~ A recent news release submitted by our sponsor Robert Half.   Change management is always a major concern for...

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council As a financial executive, we have been on a long journey and gained many insights.  If you could turn back time and...

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair Stagnation, the dreaded word that no founder wants to hear or experience. Imagine, you have poured your energy and life savings into launching a business. You’ve setup shop, the doors...

Creative Leadership Skills for the Current Climate

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch Being a leader is a commitment. You are charged with guiding and supporting your team through the good times and the bad....

Pitching to Win: 10 Essentials for Winning Over Investors

Pitching to Win: 10 Essentials for Winning Over Investors As a startup trying to secure funding, the investor pitch is paramount. It is your first (and if done right, not your last) shot at winning over potential investors. While stepping into the shark tank can make even the most confident business leader or CFO sweat, preparation and a perfect pitch deck can set you up for success. In April 2018, Mindy Barker, CEO of Mindy Barker and Associates, and steering committee member of our Jacksonville chapter, led an engaging discussion for our members on this very topic. Mindy taught us

Working With Boards - Tips From Our Austin Team

Not able to attend some of our events?  Interested in finding out what you missed?  Let us be your “go to” resource for program highlights and takeaways.  On June 8,The Austin CFO Leadership Council presented Working With Boards, a panel discussion focusing on the best practices and tactics to nurturing sound relationships.  Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us: When selecting board members, focus on diversity of experience and mission alignment. Check for conflicts of interest every six months or sooner. Don’t take money from people if you don’t want their opinion. If boards become too operational and

Elevating Your Relationship With Your Board of Directors: Insight From Tatum

As an organization built “by CFOs and for CFOs”, we feel that our most valuable resources are our members and partners.  And, with an eclectic representation from a variety of industries and backgrounds, our knowledge base is vast, allowing us to focus on our mission to “empower CFOs”.  Adhering to this goal, we always offer new perspectives and first hand expert advice to you, directly from our sponsors, allowing you to access the best possible resources.  Take a look at our latest “thought piece” provided by Tatum, one of our renowned partners.  A part of Randstad USA, this company offers

Why Board Relations Matter And How To Maintain Them - Perspectives From Mike Dansby Of Consero Global

As an organization built “by CFOs and for CFOs”, we feel that our most valuable resources are our members and partners.  And, with an eclectic representation from a variety of industries and backgrounds, our knowledge base is vast, allowing us to focus on our mission to “empower CFOs”.  Adhering to this goal, we always offer new perspectives and first hand expert advice to you, directly from our sponsors, allowing you to access the best possible resources.  Known for providing companies with a greater level of financial insight and control, Consero Global, one of our renowned partners, serves to efficiently drive

Working With Boards - Tips From Our Dallas Experts

Not able to attend some of our events?  Interested in finding out what you missed?  Let us be your “go to” resource for program highlights and takeaways.  On May 16, our Dallas chapter presented Working With Boards, an enlightening panel discussion focusing on the strategies and approaches that CFOs can use to enhance the skills needed for this crucial relationship. Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us:  Get involved in the member selection process.  Nurture and leverage relationships to help sustain board tenure.  Develop solid working comraderie so that board members will go to bat for you.  Don’t

Managing The Challenges Of Boardroom Dynamics: Perspectives From Our New York Team

Regardless of company size and type, one of the most challenging responsibilities of a CFO is successfully working with a board of directors. With so many ongoing disputes and personality clashes, there are, inevitably, many problems encountered. So, what steps can be taken to nurture the best internal relationships? In November The NYC CFO Leadership Council addressed this question with a presentation on Inside And Outside The Boardroom: Managing And Working With Boards. This program focused on generating effective communication, setting realistic expectations, and balancing competing interests. Our speakers were: Their tips and advice included: Board Cohesion Is Key As

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