Using humor, personal experience and a storytelling style, I am happy to talk about:
- Value centered leadership
- Business ethics and judgement
- Value creation in the finance function
- Acquisition do’s and dont’s
- Values-Centered Leadership
I believe that a leadership model based on core values is the only sustainable way to lead an organization. Communicating those values and understanding their practical application inside your particular organization is the foundation of helping your teams to achieve their highest potential.
No business achieves sustained success solely because of an individual. It is always the collective talent of a great team that is aligned and trusting that will maximize achievement.
Business Ethics and Judgement
If leadership wants ethical behavior and good judgement at all levels of an organization, then the subject has to be discussed. How to talk about it, and how to take principles to practice, is not always easy or apparent. Ethics and judgement need to be part of the core values of today’s successful organizations.
Value Creation in the Finance Function
Today’s finance organizations must do far more than keep the books. Compliance, oversight, risk management, contingent planning and strategy testing are all part and parcel of delivering value. Using the data store inside the finance function to achieve more than historical reporting is the hallmark of a great finance function. To get here requires the active participation of all the leadership in the organization, and partnership across functions that is not “traditional”.
Acquisition do’s and dont’s
Acquisition and divestiture is a fact of life in today’s business environment. There are “right” and “wrong” approaches. Communicating clearly, early, and often are the keys to maximizing performance from all the people affected. I have many relevant stories, both good and bad, collected from more than 22 acquisitions.