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Mindy Barker, CFOLC Co-Chair, Announces Release of Finance Book, Pitching To Win

Mindy Barker of Barker Associates and Co-Chair for The CFO Leadership Council's Jacksonville chapter, has announced the release of her new book Pitching to Win: Strategies for Success. Drawing on Barker’s extensive experience working in private equity and financial...

Creative Leadership Skills for the Current Climate

Being a leader is a commitment. You are charged with guiding and supporting your team through the good times and the bad. Creative leaders can make enormous contributions through a focus on concentration and self development. So what does this mean exactly? During a...

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...

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...

Key Success Drivers In Deal Negotiations: Part III in Acquisition Strategy Series

  Authored by Joseph Feldman This article is the final in a 3-part series dedicated to acquisition strategy, and authored by Joseph Feldman, President of Joseph Feldman Associates. Plenty of ink has been spilled on negotiation strategy.  Some useful, some less useful...

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...

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

4 Considerations for Effective CFO Career Management

As a young professional, entering the workforce is an exciting experience full of opportunity and endless learning potential. However, amid the hubbub of landing your first job, it is important to not only think about the new role, but also the long-term career journey you are about to embark on. Your first role, and every single position that follows, will ultimately shape your professional brand. While considering the bigger picture when making career decisions can be a challenge, it is crucial for long-term success. Back in March 2018, long-standing Boston Chapter Steering Committee members, Joe Falcao and Sean Bridgeo, gave

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