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Finance Excellence Model: Pillars of Lateral Leadership

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In this first part of the finance excellence series, Denny Taylor explains why finance executives must master both a business leadership and executive influence role to be successful. By Denny Taylor Editor’s Note: In this article, the first in a series of four, we will explore the concept of Lateral Leadership. Subsequent entries will appear each month on the Foresight …

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Debits & Credits: Taking stock of your personal portfolio of finance skills

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In this series, Denny Taylor, Managing Consultant at YSC Ltd, will explore the four steps to financial leadership success By Denny Taylor In a popular credit card commercial, a Viking asks, “What’s in your wallet?” More thoughtful questions for a rising finance executive or even a budding corporate raider might be: what’s in my wheelhouse? What is my currency in …


How to Bend it Like Reichart

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Former college soccer player and current Chief Financial Officer at Zimbra, Kristin Reichart, shares with young professionals what it takes to succeed both on the field and off. By Jill Yarberry-Laybourn Most young ambitious professionals know that they are going to have to put in some effort to get to the top. But according to Reichart, effort alone won’t get …

Feedback: The Essential Nutrient

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Anna Carroll, author of The Feedback Imperative, explains why feedback is an essential nutrient for the health of your employees and the company. By Anna Carroll Everyone’s focused on workplace happiness and how to attract and retain great employees.  Leaders are encouraged to create a fun workplace, avoid micromanaging, and give lots of positive feedback and recognition. These are all …

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Cultivating Ease: The Less Stressed Executive

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Reducing stress not only benefits your body, but it also makes you a more valuable leader. By Christina Scalera You are tired, weary and downright fatigued. You are not sure how you are going to get through another day, another client, another investor meeting. You are an executive, but you are human nonetheless. And even though your list of accomplishments …

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The New Airborne Virus: Online Reviews

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The online review genie is out of the bottle for good. Reputation management is a buzzword being thrown around a lot lately. Businesses intuitively know that they need to care about it, but what is it really? In reality, it is nothing new. Successful businesses have been doing it all along. Successful businesses protect and build their reputation — they …


Dream Through the Glass Ceiling

Jaclyn Crawford From the Forefront Office Leave a Comment

With an ever-decreasing percentage of workers who are willing to dream big, here is how companies are taking steps to minimize misconceptions about climbing the corporate ladder and combatting the glass ceiling. By Jaclyn Crawford When adults ask children, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Children usually respond with big, wild dreams like astronaut, doctor, or …


Five Frank Principles of Business

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Deck: Although these five leadership principles may seem like common sense, living by them is not common practice. By: Richard J. Bryan Frank was ex-Special Forces with a fine arts degree—an unusual mix. He achieved a lot in his business career by following five simple principles that he was able to apply to any business, and many have achieved a …

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Growing through Diversity

Jaclyn Crawford From the Forefront Office, Human Resources Leave a Comment

How integrating a diversity and inclusion strategy has helped IR grow on a global level When Marcia Avedon, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Human Resources (HR), Communications and Corporate Affairs, joined Ingersol Rand (IR) in 2007, she wanted to make a broad impact on the organization. Avedon worked to fully integrate the HR function and create an efficient group that …