Category Archives: Be a Better Boss

How to Gain Success with Leadership in Teams

Does your company express leadership in teams? Make sure the design of your measurement system is made for team success. Being a leader means getting things done through others, which implies a team of some kind. The most critical ingredient to leading teams is trust and trust starts with you. The transformation starts at the personal level. When mutual trust exists, people feel motivated to help and support one another. This, in turn, creates a high-trust environment, which is the key to creating high performance work teams. Continue reading How to Gain Success with Leadership in Teams

What Are the Top Ten CFO Responsibilities?

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of your company, you are responsible to the company’s Board of Directors for all accounting and financial matters. You must establish company-wide objectives, policies, procedures, processes, programs, and practices to assure the company of a continuously sound financial accounting structure. Surely the CFO responsibilities are described in your CFO Job Description, right? Continue reading What Are the Top Ten CFO Responsibilities?

What Are 10 Great Leader Qualities?

One question asked endlessly in business, academic, political, and other circles is, “What’s the difference between a manager and a leader?” The most often quoted answer seems to be, “The manager does things right – the leader does the right things.” What exactly does that mean – “doing the right thing”? Does that mean history tells us whether the leader did the right thing? Can someone be a leader even if they end up on the losing side? What are the qualities of a great leader? Continue reading What Are 10 Great Leader Qualities?

What Are Great Examples of Quality?

The Top 10 Quality Gurus are 10 Great Examples of Quality. Those of us in the quality disciplines all know about these people: Shewhart, Deming, Juran, Crosby, Ishikawa, Taguchi, and many others laid a solid foundation for quality practices in the 21st century and beyond. Some of us, I’m sure, can recite ISO 9001 from memory, but memorizing the minutiae isn’t as important as “getting it” — applying the principles of quality to our business and personal lives. Continue reading What Are Great Examples of Quality?