CEO

Risk is involved any time money changes hands. Accounts payable departments are constantly under attack from bad actors trying to trick them into sending money to fraudulent bank accounts. However, tight internal controls, ongoing training, and payment automation can all help reduce the risk. Payment automation enhances AP and finance security. It’s expensive and time-consuming
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Creativity is the most distinguishable quality for every leader in every domain. Creative leaders display distinctly different behaviors, values, and characteristics from traditional management, and they get exponential results, inspire creativity in others, build productive teams, and drive successful businesses. They embrace originality and make unique connections between disparate universes past and present to light
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Many business leaders talk about the value of diversity, claiming that they view the individual differences between their employees as a source of tremendous strength. These same leaders might even back it up by broadening their recruitment strategies, looking beyond top MBA programs for job candidates, seeking hires from other industries, and/or prioritizing minority applicants.
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Over the years in his career as the global research director of Deloitte LLP’s CFO Program, Ajit Kambil has seen countless examples of executives being promoted to C-Level positions without having the tools needed to communicate their visions to their stakeholders. “As a C-Level executive taking on a new role, it’s important to quickly establish
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As leaders are just about to see the benefits of this year’s marketing decisions, they soon realize it’s time to start planning marketing strategies for 2022. Thankfully, as the economic recovery gains momentum, hopefully, marketers will find themselves with a more padded budget to work with. But, what would be the best way to allocate
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We see countless examples every day of CEOs who enforce one set of rules for their company, while operating under a completely different set of rules for themselves. This hypocrisy is more obvious to your people than you might think, and can have devastating repercussions for company performance. In my corporate career, I was astounded
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Running a successful company requires all areas of the business to fire on all cylinders. Smart CEOs strive to create a high performance corporate culture that resonates with employees and reduces expensive turnover. However, at times the organization’s own leadership may unknowingly contribute and encourage a toxic workplace for the sake of success. Proactively addressing
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As companies embark on new transformative initiatives, it is important for C-level executives to pay close attention to the execution of these efforts in order to ensure you are getting what you expect. Of course, strategy is your responsibility and is often viewed as “sexier” than execution, but that way of thinking just won’t cut
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In April my ex-husband passed away after a very short battle with cancer. It’s an unusual expression –  to ‘battle’ with cancer. There was no battle. The cancer was cunning. It arrived unannounced and spread its evil through his body without fanfare. By the time he was aware that he was under attack, it was
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I enjoyed listening to Oprah Winfrey’s commencement speech, 2013 at Harvard University. There are several takeaways from her thought-provoking and inspiring speech. An idea flashed on my mind to write an article to identify the true purpose and calling. Many people don’t realize their true purpose and calling resulting in struggling throughout their lives. Identifying
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Due to the changing business climate and staffing challenges around the world, this era is being called “The Great Resignation.” However, there is a way of helping professionals and leaders get promoted from within, landing desirable jobs while at the same time increasing sales and revenue substantially.  Authenticity is the most powerful way of adding
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