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Survey: Nearly Half Of CFOs Don’t Have A Succession Plan

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...

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...

Wide, Wide World of Due Diligence

An acquisitions attorney took a rather frustrated call from his client following the completion of an acquisition, with the awkward question regarding a particular operational surprise: “Why didn’t you think of that?”  It’s easy to imagine that the client had earlier...

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...

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

Coming up on December 11th in our NYC chapter, we are holding a discussion that I know will be quite interesting – the topic is on The Indispensable CFO.  This title made me think to myself, what does a CFO ( or financial executive headed toward this position) have to...

Spotlight on Information Technology

“It wasn’t so many years ago that pre-acquisition assessments of a company’s technology were limited to check-the-box activities”, reflected Patrick Moroney, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Central States Funds and previously CIO of several private equity-backed...

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

New Talent Mandata For CFOs: Advice from Tatum's Monica Foster

This article was authored by Monica Foster, National Managing Partner of Talent Management, Tatum Associates, a proud national sponsor of The CFO Leadership Council. Many CFOs agree that finding qualified talent to join their team is their biggest constraint on growth, so investing in human capital is more important now than ever. The role of the CFO is undergoing a transformation at most organizations today: Gone are the days when the finance function existed as a backward-facing, number crunching silo. In its place is a vision of the CFO as a future-oriented, cross-functional leader capable of spearheading strategic planning to

Distractions

An excerpt from the book The Transition Game, written by CFOLC member Greg Olney. For more information on Olney, scroll down.   Distractions The reason that people drive so horribly when they have cell phones next to their ear is that the cell phone cuts out the peripheral view. Someone might think that cutting out the peripheral view would lend to focus, but it doesn’t. Cutting out the peripheral diverts attention away from multiple points of view. You may need multiple points of view to properly assess your position. Without multiple vantage points, most good decisions cannot be made. Distraction

Regular Fear

An excerpt from the book The Transition Game, written by CFOLC member Greg Olney. For more information on Olney, scroll down.   Regular Fear The Transition Game[1] reviewed a list of questions regarding fear. The answers to these questions may lend some insight into what limits people and prompts them to inaction. The questions ask each of us to think back on the situations when we plainly did the wrong thing and what we were afraid of that caused it? Were you afraid of: Looking foolish? Someone causing you harm? What someone would think of you? How your family would

Upskilling Your Team for Digital Transformation from Tatum's President, Macon Albertson

This article was authored by Macon Albertson, President, Tatum Associates, a proud national sponsor of The CFO Leadership Council.   Part 1: The Value — and Stakes — of Upskilling Digital transformation is changing the fabric of nearly every industry. A first wave of automation, to a large extent oriented toward physical work in highly structured and predictable environments, has already swept through and dramatically changed industries like manufacturing, hospitality, food service and retail. But plenty of traditional white-collar work was significantly reorganized by that first wave, too, particularly jobs involving relatively straightforward data collection and processing. Think of the

Tentativeness

An excerpt from the book The Transition Game, written by CFOLC member Greg Olney. For more information on Olney, scroll down.   Tentativeness   When someone is tentative about a commitment, the tentative person hasn’t fully worked out their commitment. The tentative person is uncertain and hesitant about which way to proceed (Certainty is the 2nd “C” in Commitment to Change [5]). When a running back in football is tentative and doesn’t hit the hole with intensity, he, most likely, will fail. The defense will look for any slowness and drive that ball-carrier back away from his destination. This world

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