Finance leaders have their bad days, especially when they’re under pressure. But it’s important to recognize when you might be falling short in how you treat your people day-to-day. For instance, do you bark out orders more than you should?
Succession planning is an annual exercise in many companies and finance executives are naturally in the mix. CFOs who aspire to ascend to the top job should possess core leadership skills, but they should also be entrepreneurial and collaborative
CEOs, CFOs and others in the C-suite know that without trust, strong relationships cannot be built and good business cannot be done. To earn the organization’s trust, executives must show their passion and own up to their mistakes
Disruption is often seen as a threat, something to be avoided or somehow handled to avoid making the company the Kodak or HMV of the moment – or to avert becoming ‘Uber-ized.’ This CEO’s approach is to embrace disruption as a catalyst for change
When companies think about Millennials, they tend to focus on young newcomers to the workplace. It is equally important not to neglect those in the older end of the Millennials spectrum, who crucially will become the next middle managers
As the CFO’s remit continues to expand, it’s more important than ever to assemble a cohesive senior team of finance business partners, FP&A specialists, controllers, treasurers and other leaders. Here’s advice from a leading executive recruiter
Asia’s shortage of skilled talent can make assembling a capable and committed work team a challenging task, but senior executives should resist the temptation to hire just on technical knowledge but also on shared values and vision for the future
Being in high demand, CFOs and other finance executives move around a lot these days, within their own organization or more often to other companies at home and abroad. One piece of advice: Start planning well before you formally assume the position