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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...

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 organizations, but few challenges are more disruptive than an executive departure. In a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources, only 52 percent of CFOs said they have identified a successor for their position. The research suggests small businesses (20-49 employees), in particular, may be less prepared to deal with potential leadership changes, with only 37 percent

Email is Tone Deaf... and here's what you can do about it ~ from Boston member Joyce Welsh, CFO, BrightWork

  You know that old adage: “It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It”?  Clearly, that sage advice never anticipated the world of email that we now live in.  Email is awesome and I use it all day long. In fact, I could not function without it. But... it has a major flaw - it can be tone deaf. Oftentimes, the tone is left up to the interpretation of the reader. This can be a huge roadblock when building relationship capital or it can unravel months of positive relationship building. It can also make your life miserable if you have to pick up

The Top Five Things Learned From Finally Beginning My Succession Plan ~ from Boston member Joyce Welsh, CFO, BrightWork

Succession Planning has been a focus for my company’s executive team since the start of the first quarter.  But as we headed into the last weeks of the year, I must admit that mine was still not complete.   In theory, succession planning is a brilliant way for companies to reduce the risk and interruption of turnover. And in my role as a CFO, I should be the biggest proponent of succession planning within my organization… and yet, I dragged my feet on completing my own plan. Why was I dragging my feet? To answer this, I had to manage

Post M&A Integration: Strategic Advice From Our Houston 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 November 17, our Houston chapter presented A CFO’s Guide to Post M&A Integration, a panel discussion focusing on the planning that can mean the difference between success and failure. Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us: The "culture fit" will snag you every time! Spend as much time as you can gaining an understanding of how the company operates and who the champions are. You can’t force fit one culture

Words Of Advice From Dallas: Driving Maximum Value For Mergers & Acquisitions Through KPIs

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 November 15, our Dallas chapter presented Mergers & Acquisitions: Driving Maximum Value Through KPIs, a panel discussion which focused on the use of KPIs in relation to transactions.  Our Expert Speakers Were: Here's What They Advised Us:    Eliminate add-backs for the leading source, not the buyer EBITDA is a key value. Backend of growth rate is extremely significant. Choose a bank that has much more capacity than you need Be selective,

What's New In Philadelphia? Take A Look At Our Chapter Program Highlights.

The Philadelphia CFO Leadership Council certainly has had its share of great speakers and events lately.  Its most recent program on March 10, Due Diligence Post M & A, offered some wonderful insight on the issues facing merging organizations.  Specifically focused on ways to ensure the smoothest transitions, this program gave us valuable advice on communicating tactics, engaging stockholders, managing cultural differences, and strategizing plans.  Expert speakers were: And, get set for more great events ahead! Don’t miss our next program this Thursday, April 14, Navigating The Strategic Plan And Bridging The Gap With P & L Owners.  Register today

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