Leadership: Teaching – Performance improvement plan

You have an employee who does excellent work.  When they are there on time.  Focused on the task at hand.  Not distracted by some personal drama in their [...]

Leadership: Teaching – Credit

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman. You are the brilliant leader who hired smarter people [...]

International Finance Professionals Networking Day!

February 29 – The odd duck This day occurs very rarely, once every 4 years, or once every 1,461 days, which equates to 0.068% of the time.  While it does [...]

Leadership: Teaching – Delegate

Don’t do this yourself.  Teach your AP team members about capex, what it is, why it’s important, etc.  They are seeing the invoices on a daily basis and [...]

Leadership: Teaching – Develop

This is really part two of delegate.  All too often it really is easier and faster for you to do it yourself.  But run to its full course where does this [...]

Leadership: Teaching – Continuous education

My philosophy of education is this: Continuous Education for everyone. Why do I think this is important? Virtually no one will be at the same company for [...]

Leadership: Planning – Verify

How do you know it’s right? Seems like a simple question that should have a simple answer.  Should be easy to find out too.  But in reality that is a [...]

Leadership: Planning – Analyze

How much time to do spend on analysis? Most people I talk to wish they had more time to do more analysis so they can see where there are opportunities to add [...]

Leadership: Planning – Work

Work expands to the amount of time you have to do it in. If you want to get something done, give it to someone who is busy. Or check out one of the most [...]

Process: GL – Moses and Jethro

Exodus 18:13-27.   Here is the paraphrase of the passage from Exodus. Moses was hearing ALL the complaints from ALL the people.  Imagine your CEO [...]