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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....

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader  

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader    Surveys indicate many CFOs are anchored in the role of Historian, one that is backward looking. Today’s dynamic business environment demands CFOs fulfill a much different role -- one that is forward looking, strategic, data...

Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise

Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise Modern, data centered technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics, along with new architectures and subscription models built in the cloud are giving CFOs new fire power and...

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 share our knowledge with your younger self, would you have made the same choices? Would you take the same paths? Is hindsight 20/20? The past month I surveyed over 1,000 CFO's across North America and asked them to answer one simple question. “As a financial executive, what would you do now that you wish you did

Divide & Conquer

Divide & Conquer An excerpt from the book The Transition Game, written by CFOLC member Greg Olney. For more information on Olney, scroll down. The “Divide & Conquer” strategy can be a good thing if you’re talking about an algorithm set in recursion to divide a problem into sub-problems. A big problem can be answered in an expeditious fashion this way. But when the “Divide & Conquer” approach is used on right relationships, it’s seldom good. Most of the time, people in positions of power will use this technique to stay in power by using: Meaninglessness – When people in

On The Spot Networking from Boston member Joyce Welsh, CFO, BrightWork

Are you ready to network on the spot in any situation? We all know that person who seems to fall into perfect opportunities over and over… the reason for their “luck” is that they are ready to network at a moment’s notice, so when the perfect opportunity presents itself, they are ready to go.   Well, little did I imagine that my driveway would set the stage for four sets of people and countless opportunities to be realized. The Players: My husband and yours truly Two founders of a local non-profit My realtor, his wife, and their son My son

Making A Difference ~ Supply And Demand Re-Imagined from Boston member Joyce Welsh, CFO, BrightWork

  If you’re like me, you are pretty fulfilled in your career, but there is still a desire to do... more. Do you ever sit at your desk wishing that your role might help the greater good?  I used to imagine that someday I could run a charity, work for the Red Cross in an impoverished country, or help provide computers to children who could not afford them. I wanted to add a contribution to the world, but where could I find the time in my daily life? I had a family and commitments and responsibilities. There was no way I

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