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The New CFOs
How Finance Teams and their Leaders Can Revolutionize Modern Business

About the Book
CFOs should ask themselves:
-Do I have the strength of character to resist "groupthink" and, when necessary, to say the unsayable?
-Can I act as a trusted adviser and strategic partner to the business to drive sustainable growth and profitability?
-Have my financial capabilities, leadership style and process capabilities kept up with new demands? 

The successful CFOs in the coming years will be those who build the core capabilities needed to excel - leadership, process management ability and value ... Expand

Authors / Editors
Dr. Liz Mellon
is the executive director of Duke Corporate Education. Before that, Mellon was Professor of Organizational Behavior at the London Business School, and from 1998 to 2001 she served as Director for the Senior Executive Program, the LBS's flagship program for senior executives.

David C. Nagel, Washington DC, has over 30 years of experience in the global energy industry, having worked for Amoco and now for BP America Inc, where he is Executive Vice President. As ... Expand

Press Coverage
"With case studies and clear step-by-step processes, the authors are always careful to highlight the rationale behind their reasoning and to point out how you can shape and mold their recommendations to specific situations.  ...Anyone who aspires to be an effective CFO in the modern business world will find valuable insights within this book." --Christopher Dowsett, Strategic Finance Magazine

"The New CFOs is a wonderfully clear, engaging, insightful exposition of what it takes to build a great ... Expand

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Becoming a Custodian of Value
The Challenge
The Traditional CFO Role
The New CFO Role
Develop Your People Too
The New CFO Mindset
Summary ... and Looking Ahead

Chapter 2: Strategic Leadership
Seven Things You Must Do Well
Being a Credible Leader
Good Communication Skills
Influencing - Not Telling
'Yes, and' Decision-making
Learn from Failure
Networking to Get the Broader Picture
Summary ... and Looking Ahead

Chapter 3: The Finance Factory
A Process Perspective
Finance and the Process Network
Achieving a Great Finance Factory
Step 1: Get Strategic Objectives Straight
Step 2: Decide How Much ...

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