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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....

Our First HR Boot Camp Offers Valuable Insight To Our Austin Members

As demonstrated in all of our programs, we aim to continuously expand the horizons of CFOs to “think beyond numbers”.  And, in an effort to keep up with emerging corporate trends, we are always offering fresh subject material to ensure that our members are one step ahead of their peers.   On October 12, our Austin chapter was excited to present our first time HR Boot Camp, an enlightening program highlighting the importance of strategic HR initiatives and their organizational impact.   Our expert panelists consisted of: Here are some of their words of advice:  Encourage open and honest feedback and always

The Art Of Leadership: Dale Carnegie CEO Addresses Our Austin Chapter

We’re off to a great start this season, with continued excellence in programs and speaker expertise. On September 14, our Austin members had the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Dave Wright, CEO for Dale Carnegie Training in both Austin and Houston.  A dynamic speaker and entrepreneur, Dave has received ongoing international recognition as a premier trainer.  Drawing from more than 25 years of experience, he provided plenty of advice as he delivered an informative program on The Art Of Leadership. In addition to emphasizing that the biggest driver in employee engagement is company pride, Dave stated that

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

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

Meet Jeanene Orlando, Southwest Regional Director

Meet Jeanene Orlando, our Southwest Regional Director and newest team member.  With more than 19 years of business development experience in the financial services and insurance industries, Jeanene recently served as Sales Director for Radius Worldwide, where she focused on the Texas and Louisiana markets, creating brand awareness and educational opportunities for clients on overseas expansion.  Aside from spearheading the marketing efforts of our Houston, Dallas, and Austin chapters, she will help us to achieve our initiatives for growth by ensuring that these areas continue to provide optimal educational and networking resources.     "Jeanene is one of the most tenacious,

Perspectives From Our Austin Experts: A Guide To Successful Operational KPI Management

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 10, our Austin chapter presented A CFO's Guide To Successful Operational KPI Management, a panel discussion outlining how CFOs can help company leaders in this area.    Our Expert Speakers Included: Here’s What They Advised:   Encourage cross departmental teamwork. Ensure short-term goals can be achieved. Use KPIs to create alignment and focus. Be a true partner to your CEO, focusing on weak spots and which business metrics really matter. Keep

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