Factories are great places for imaginative nicknames...I used to work with someone who was known as "The Abominable No-Man". That probably tells you all you need to know about his positive attitude to life and his communications skills.
I've long taken the view that music can teach us everything we need to know about business...but to give myself an extra challenge, I thought I'd forget the rest of the band for a change and focus solely on the drummer.
Being a Finance Director or CFO means you spend a lot of your time working out what people's targets should be, tracking their performance against those targets, and reporting any under-performance. While there are some intellectual challenges to the target setting process, those are generally within the control of the Finance Director or CFO as … Continue reading We should fire him for not hitting his targets…or should we?
Want to avoid screwing things up as badly as the average politician? Here's a better process for getting to a more promising solution.
What's the difference between a good accountant and a great Finance Director or CFO? One tracks cost, the other creates value.