How Can Finance Earn a Full Seat at the Strategic Leadership Table?

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Course Overview

Most Finance employees work hard and want to help their company grow. However, finance is often viewed as the support function that tactically helps the strategic business leadership make informed decisions with reduced financial and compliance risk. Becoming a Trusted Advisor equal to other peers at the CEO table or even the most trusted advisor is often a major challenge at the Strategic Leadership Table. In my opinion, the opportunity for Finance to earn a full seat at the table not only exists but also if HR reports to them, may represent the biggest opportunity in business today.

So, where is the challenge? This course will outline four major areas that are understood by many CEOs but may be major paradigm shifts for CFOs. These paradigm shifts may be enlightening to them and represent a major opportunity for the CFO to add significant value to the company.

The course begins with understanding who actually sits at the top of the strategic leadership table and what their primary focus is for the entire company. We will discuss how the CEO typically makes major company changes and then compare the CEO's approach to a typical Finance approach. This discussion will explain how the CEO defines strategic versus what most Finance groups consider strategic. The focus will then shift to how Finance can become more strategic as defined by the CEO and Board. Included will be metrics that show how significant the opportunity is for most companies. Then we will share an example for how strategic thinking requires paradigm shift thinking to support the changing business environment that CEOs face everyday.

Next, focus shifts from strategic thinking to leadership and explains how leadership is critical to implement strategic paradigms. The discussion will include describing the difference between managing versus leading.

Finally, we will summarize how Finance can Earn a Full Seat at the Strategic Leadership Table and be an integral part of the executive leadership team.

Basic knowledge CFO or Senior Financial Leader

Who should take this course

CFOs and senior Financial Leaders


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Course content

What will you learn

  • What is the primary focus of CEOs and Board members that you must focus on to be included at the table
  • How CEOs and Board member select and implement initiatives to support the business
  • How CEOs define strategic versus what Finance typically defines as strategic
  • How executive leadership is different from managing
  • Why executive leadership is critical to implement to the changes necessary to contribute at the Strategic Leadership Table

About Course Provider

Simpliv LLC, a platform for learning and teaching online courses. We basically focus on online learning which helps to learn business concepts, software technology to develop personal and professional goals through video library by recognized industry experts or trainers.

Why Simpliv

With the ever-evolving industry trends, there is a constant need of the professionally designed learning solutions that deliver key innovations on time and on a budget to achieve long-term success.

Simpliv understands the changing needs and allows the global learners to evaluate their technical abilities by aligning the learnings to key business objectives in order to fill the skills gaps that exist in the various business areas including IT, Marketing, Business Development, and much more.

How to enroll?

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