The CFO’s role continues to evolve beyond its traditional responsibilities. See article – CFOs paid the most in 50 companies: ETCFO analysis “The role of the CFO has evolved rapidly in the decade following the 2008 financial crisis as companies grapple the spiralling volatility, complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity (VUCA) in the world, experts say. “ Nice […]
5 ways to help your employees take ownership of their work Great article – very simple ways which helps increase motivation, engagement and productivity.
Interesting interview with Feelunique’s COO Jim Buckle on CFO Brain. Article CFO Brain All in the obvious and in line with my motto (“The second is around FP&A, i.e. taking that data and providing the analysis and support to help people in the business to make the right decisions.”) but what stood out was this […]
Small but practical article on effective business partnering. Article: effective business partnering Key take away: An effective business partner is “the one who makes connections between people and between issues”. Fully support this – it’s all about connecting.
The role of finance is rapidly stretching beyond traditional finance. This requires new competencies / styles for the CFO (or any finance chiefs). In the article below it blends old style vs new style (coming from start-ups); Think Like a Start-up Take away – change your mindset: Process but with purpose; Risk minimization but with […]
In era of Alternative facts in the political arena – it crossed my mind: what about the facts in the boardroom. How well are facts and figures presented in the boardroom as the basis of a discussion or a descision to be made. In research on this topic I found this presentation: How to Lie, […]
How rational are we in making our decisions? My believe is that we are very irrational, we rely on our emotions and our gut feeling. I really loved the book by Dan Ariely “Predictable Irrational” and the ted talk he gave (TedTalks). Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University […]
In my prior post I touched on my favourite topic: the skills of a finance professional, the ratio soft vs hard skills. In the article below an interesting survey from Robert Half asking for the importance of hard and soft skills when seeking out for a finance professional. The outcome? An even split of importance – […]
As I am a big advocate of a real shift of the role of finance – I am in love with this job title “Chief Performance tracker”. In the article below the role of finance as a gatekeeper of financial metrics and nonfinancial measurements is rightly described. This role asks for hard analytical skills but […]
Interesting article or an “old hat” (as commented below the article)? Business partnering is still a topic, either we assume it is established or there is still the lack of partnership between business management and finance. In my opinion there is still work to be undertaken by Finance. According to research undertaken by Robert Half […]