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December 31, 2012
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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

Your Bottom Line 
 
  • Clarity for definitions would help IFRS compliance, survey finds
    Clarity for definitions of assets and liabilities for debt instruments would make compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards easier for finance executives, according to a public consultation by the International Accounting Standards Board. Revenue recognition, leases and insurance contracts, and intangibles, such as intellectual property, have created challenges for finance chiefs, especially as these are areas that are not converged. CFO.com (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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In the C-Suite 
 
  • Treat your workers like a pack of huskies
    As individuals, husky dogs are notoriously headstrong, but put them in a sled team and they'll work together, Jack Zenger writes. Many employees are the same: Their productivity and value only emerge when you put them in the right context. "Sometimes ... you will never recognize an employee's full potential until they are placed in the right area with the right people," Zenger writes. Forbes (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to coach people like a carpenter
    Coaching your workers should be something you do on a daily basis, and integrate into all your leadership activities, writes Mary Jo Asmus. "Like a carpenter who knows exactly what tool to use for each situation, your coaching can become one of the tools you call upon when needed," Asmus writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

On the Move 
Off the Charts 
  • French film looks back to look forward
    The images in the French film short "Here and the Great Elsewhere" were rendered on the world's only functioning pinscreen, a small metal frame that holds movable pins in small tubes; when moved, the pins cast shadows to create images. The pinscreen was invented in the 1930s. The Atlantic online (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Top five news stories selected by SmartBrief for CFOs readers in the past week.

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SmartQuote 
Company growth plays a major role in company financial health and in the ability for companies to pay aggressively. The underlying point is that the company has to be successful to pay its executive well."
--Mark Reilly of Verisight, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal
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