CFO Buzz is a news feature capturing top stories affecting CFOs. This feature is 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.
1) Let’s merge Finance & HR
It never fails. When I talk to Finance leaders about HR (and when I talk to HR leaders about Finance), executives who are usually rational people start to get emotional. I’ve written about the topic in my blog and book. What do you think about Finance’s relationship with HR?
A Match Made in Human Capital – CFO.com
2) How to tell a Story
When you were younger, you didn’t realize that a big part of your future job as CFO would require you to be a great storyteller. We can all be a better storyteller. Here are some tips.
The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know – Fast Company
3) You Suck at Networking
We all do. I think I do. The only reason people think I am great at networking is because they see what I’m doing and believe I am better at it than they are. You can become better. You should become better. Make the effort.
Networking Should Never Operate Like a Vending Machine – Entrepreneur
4) Look to your left. Look to your right. One of you won’t be here in 2017.
Yes folks, we are back into a market where people are comfortable looking for a new career opportunity. This means that some people that work with you and for you will be gone soon. What are you going to do to keep the people you need?
What’s that sound? Is it talent heading out the door? – SmartBlog on Leadership
5) CFO Strategic Decision Making – One Story
There are many stories of CFOs leading strategic decision making at their organization. In this one, Frontier Communications CFO John Juller discusses positioning Capex decisions on the path to future growth.
Frontier Communications CFO John Jureller: Capex Planning in the Fast Lane – Deloitte CFO Journal
Some of Samuel’s other CFO stuff this week
CFO Moves – Moves across the USA – week ending February 19, 2016
Tweet of the week
@jonerp Thanks for sharing. I agree. My 2¢: team & talent are key to making it all work. cc @MarkGervase @Intacct_Rob
— Dergel CFO (@DergelCFO) February 25, 2016