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Two Important (But Often Forgotten) Questions To Always Answer At Leadership Interviews
1 year ago

Two Important (But Often Forgotten) Questions To Always Answer At Leadership Interviews

As per the title, this post may seem a little obvious but I have observed that there are two key points that seem to be frequently forgotten in the desire …
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The Enduring Challenge of Growth
2 years ago

The Enduring Challenge of Growth

On a day when the announcement of Pfizer's plan to merge with Allergen to create a pharmaceutical behemoth rubber-stamped 2015 as a record-breaking year for the mega-merger, it is worth exploring the issue of achieving growth in what is an increasingly challenging global economy. Global M&A in the shape of mega-deals is certainly front-page news [...]
Is Mentoring A Lost Art In Business?
2 years ago

Is Mentoring A Lost Art In Business?

The concept of mentoring is well-entrenched within this Director’s global corporate and needless to say, not only is the company very successful but they have a notable lack of attrition View Article

Three questions a CEO needs to ask before hiring a CFO
2 years ago

Three questions a CEO needs to ask before hiring a CFO

To avoid potential issues, there are three key areas which CEOs would do well to carefully consider prior to launching a campaign to bring on board a new CFO. View Article

The Hidden Trait of the Successful Modern Leader
2 years ago

The Hidden Trait of the Successful Modern Leader

One key trait, which remains relatively un-mentioned in leadership discussions, is that of humility. There is a distinct irony that humility is not widely trumpeted, View Article

Talent, Culture and Shared Services
3 years ago

Talent, Culture and Shared Services

Most CFOs that I have encountered would agree that the long-term effect on the finance team culture following a shared service implementation is positive.

Given the increased strategic responsibilities of the modern day CFO, Read Article

How to Improve Your Finance Leadership Hiring Strategy
3 years ago

How to Improve Your Finance Leadership Hiring Strategy

Through working with CFOs from a diverse range of industries and geographies for almost 15 years, typically with the mandate to enhance their leadership teams, I have observed a nuance that is worth sharing: Despite the relative consistency in hiring requirements, there is little consistency in hiring approaches. Read Article

Imagine There’s No Excel
4 years ago

Imagine There’s No Excel

Even the people selling business analytics (BA), business intelligence (BI), and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) software — jobs traditionally performed through Excel — sing Excel’s praises. Read Article

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