5 Ways to Master Social Media
Facebook has an average of 829 million daily active users. Every minute more than 120 professionals sign up to LinkedIn and 5,700 tweets are sent per second. There’s no doubt social media is a powerful communication tool for individuals and businesses, so building an online presence and engaging should be high on the agenda when it comes to being an effective leader in this digital era. (read more)
What’s on the Mind of a CFO?
Collaboration is essential if chief financial officers are going to perform to the highest level. They have to be highly analytical, commercial in approach, capable of shaping strategy and possess a keen eye for detail and process at the operational level. It’s why technical expertise and good interpersonal skills are so important as the CFO will be pulled into a variety projects right across an organisation. (read more)
5 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement
If employees have a sense of purpose, feel valued and are able to trust an organisation and its leaders, the chances are they will be passionate about what they do for a living. In order to create such a working environment, boards must think carefully about communicating a message which is universal and yet resonates with a diverse range of individuals who possess different motivations. (read more)
Creating a Culture of Succession
Egos, personal agendas and the demands of the day job frequently undermine good succession planning. It’s up to the CEO to establish the agenda and set the tone by giving full support to programmes which identify future stars and nurture those who may one day occupy important management positions. Indeed, the whole board needs to be pushing and probing to find out where the talent lies in an organisation. (read more)