Leadership Goes Beyond the Job Title

Leadership Goes Beyond the Job Title

This fall, I will facilitate an executive leadership program through Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Office of Continuing Studies. The noncredit program is designed for senior managers motivated to take their careers to the next level. Participants will be guided...
Leading through the Lens of Data Analytics

Leading through the Lens of Data Analytics

Accounting is a practice of helping business leaders make informed business decisions. As quoted in a Business Insider article, “The CFO of the future will need to be the connector between the business and data scientists.” Peter Sondergaard, Gartner: “Data...
Strategic Vertical Alignment

Strategic Vertical Alignment

What steps do you and your organization take to align vertically? A strategy pyramid is a visual tool to help guide your organization execute its plans. Elements include: Mission – Why We Exist Values – What’s Important to Us Vision – What We Want...
Strategic Tools for Management

Strategic Tools for Management

To make informed business decisions, a couple of my favorite tools available to management are segmented reporting and the balanced scorecard. A segment is any part or activity of an organization about which a manager seeks cost, revenue, or profit data. This can be...
Professional Membership Associations

Professional Membership Associations

Frequently, I am asked about my experiences as colleagues explore their own paths. Just this past week, I met with an individual considering two avenues: (1) Business and (2) university. They generally ask which one that I prefer. I smile and respond, “Both!” As...
Business is, Well, Business

Business is, Well, Business

Not exactly groundbreaking material: Business is, well, business. Whether for profit or nonprofit, every organization in the world has customers, vendors, etc. It is a common thread across the sectors of our economy. Sure, with manufacturing, we look at cost concepts...