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November 7, 2012
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  • Boards increasingly turn to CFO experience
    About 40% of audit committee chairmen at 347 global companies have chief financial officer experience, compared with 19% 10 years ago, according to a study by Ernst & Young. CFO experience has become more important in board leadership roles, the study finds. The Wall Street Journal/CFO Journal (tiered subscription model) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • What CFOs need to do to handle a disaster
    A workforce-readiness plan is essential for chief financial officers to deal with disasters, Joanne Sammer writes. Assigning clear responsibility, communication and assistance to employees are the elements that go into such a plan. Business Finance (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
In the C-Suite 
  • Building bridges with people of opposite views is possible
    Persuading someone to shift their stance when their position is entrenched is not easy, especially if they have an emotional commitment to their view, writes Charalambos Vlachoutsicos, a professor at Athens University of Economics and Business. A smart manager will try to get the other person to open up, and the information gained from such a discussion will either moderate his or her own view or help the other person understand what they can gain from conceding ground. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (free registration) (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 3 tips for falling in love with what you do
    If you want to turn your job into something you are passionate about, stretch yourself as much as possible in the role, be clear about your goals and always strive for excellence, Rob White writes. "If you open your mind and your heart to the possibility of falling in love with whatever you're doing ... you will develop a consciousness that embraces and celebrates life," he writes. The Huffington Post (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartPulse  
  • Was your business adversely affected by Sandy?
    No  63.20%
    Yes -- we had minimal damage  16.80%
    Yes -- we had moderate damage  12.00%
    Yes -- we had significant damage  5.60%
    Not sure  2.40%
  • Storm watch: Thankfully, most poll respondents reported no negative impacts from Sandy. However, 17% cited minimal damage, 12% saw moderate damage and 6% reported significant damage. --Cindy Kraft, the CFO Coach
  • How do you feel about the election now that it's over?
Optimistic
Relieved
Worried
Indifferent
Not sure

On the Move 
Off the Charts 
SmartQuote 
Most people try to win the other person over to their point of view by argument. The trouble is, in many cases they don't have all the facts to fully understand why the other person doesn't agree."
--Charalambos Vlachoutsicos, professor at Athens University of Economics and Business, writing in Harvard Business Review online's HBR Blog Network
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