Effective Meetings!

Meetings

We have all been pulled into meetings where our only purpose seemed to be to warm a chair, and we’ve endured hour-long meetings still rambling at the two-hour mark. Rhetorically speaking, the innate objective as to why organizations typically hold meetings is to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles and drive outcomes ultimately getting things done. Why is it, then, that most meetings only serve as time sink or even chewing the fat? The truth is that most meetings end up being about as valuable as a Snapchat post – people talk, ideas quickly disappear without outcomes or follow up. Well, perhaps not so surprisingly, a major reason is because most people multitask during meetings, making them far less efficient than they could be. Continue reading “Effective Meetings!”

CFO – The Corporate Super Hero!

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What makes superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely – Christopher Reeve.

CFOs are people who generally occupy a position next only to CEO (read it “power”) and are expected to exercise it with utmost integrity, responsibility, and accountability. With the ever changing nature of business models, technological advancements and the dynamic environment in which an organization operates, the role of CFO no longer remains of a finance controller, rather a strategic business catalyst who is expected to play a pivotal role in not just rescuing companies in the need of emergency but also in partnering with the business in helping them scale. The 21st century has seen a profound shift in the office of the CFO. It has shed its traditional image limited to financial stewardship, safeguarding assets, controls, and governance. Continue reading “CFO – The Corporate Super Hero!”