CFO Buzz is a new feature capturing top stories affecting CFOs. This feature will be published Fridays so that CFOs can gain perspective over the weekend, allowing them to challenge themselves and think about how to improve their lives, careers and companies.
Here is this week’s CFO Buzz
1) Vacations and CFOs – Do They Mix Well?
Think about how you relate to vacations, both yours and your team’s. This is a good time of year to think about this important topic, and here is an article that can help bring it into perspective.
2) Scamming the Finance Department. A Real Story.
Do you laugh at the email spam and scams you see in your inbox? Be very careful. They can cost you CFO job.
3) The Role a CFO has in Transforming the Business.
Is transforming the business a CFOs responsibility? Read what Gary Crowe, CFO of Ricoh Americas has to say about his involvement with business transformation.
4) More Personal Branding
If you’ve read my book or heard me speak, you’ve heard me discuss the importance of Personal Branding for the CFO. Here is a good piece that talks about personal branding as a key to your continued success.
5) When should a CFO trust their gut?
CFOs know their stuff. They have a ‘spidey-sense’ for when things do not make sense. CFOs I have spoken with have mentioned that it can be a challenge balancing “gut-feeling” with “objective facts”. This piece deals with the topic and will get you thinking about how you make decisions.
Some of Samuel’s other CFO stuff this week
Samuel’s CFO Blog – A CFO Success Story: Aidan Cullen, CFO of CliQr
CFO Moves – Moves across the USA, week ending August 7, 2015
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