CFO Series: Honing Your Management Style

Overview

8.0 Credits
IN-PERSON

Executive Education’s CFO Series provides a convenient, one-stop way for CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to choose an entire year’s worth of CPE with a single decision. The CFO Series consists of a year’s worth of CPE including 20, two-hour topics presented by 5 different speakers spread over five months. Arrange all 40 credits you need by signing up for just one series. Each day consists of a different expert, leading discussions about four different topics. The CFO Series features high-quality presentations and the interactive, executive level colleague-to-colleague approach CFOs have come to expect from Executive Education, Inc.

Each topic and each day stands on its own. If you are not sure about making a five-day commitment, sign up for just a single day. We think you will come back for more!

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Major Topics

The 4 Topics Discussed

Introvert Power: Why Quiet Leaders are So Successful
Leaders were once chosen for their character but today we live in an age where “loudmouthed extroverts” seem to take center stage in everything, including business, politics and entertainment. While the talkative, charismatic leader makes the front page of business magazines, recent research shows that successful business leaders tend to be more reserved, pensive and sometimes outright shy. Learn why your desire to spend significant time inside your own head may be your greatest asset. 

Teamwork: Create a Cohesive Team
Why do some teams produce and win, while other teams fail? What do the leaders of great teams do that make the team a success? Whether you run the executive staff of a multinational company, a small department within a large organization or even if you are a team member in a team that needs improvement, we will share proven techniques to enhance teamwork. It is not complicated to build a team, but it is difficult. Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage both because it is so powerful and rare. “If you could get all the people in the organization pulling in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time” says Patrick Lencioni, the author of the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  

Devious Ethics: Dealing with Snakes in Suits
Good people believe everyone else is just like them. They cannot imagine someone could con them or their company while having no guilt or remorse about what they did. Lack of guilt and empathy are key traits of a psychopath. Experts estimate that one out of 25 corporate executives are psychopaths who may initially appear to be more normal than the rest of us. Psychopaths may present a convincing picture of virtue while helping themselves to money, status and sex, leaving a path of shattered expectations, empty wallets, and broken hearts in their wake. Learn how to recognize and deal with others who have no conscience.

Leaders Eat Last: Ethical Leaders Serve
Trust is essential, because without trust, there can be no teamwork. Trust is like oxygen, when it is gone - we suffocate. This session provides a 15-step action plan to gain commitment from your team members, build trust, hold each person accountable and create results for your organization.  

Designed For

This series is for people who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers. The discussions will be most appropriate for people in medium-sized organizations.

Prerequisite

Management experience helpful

Advanced Preparation

Bring a calculator
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The CFO Series provides extensive case study analysis and many opportunities for group discussion.

NOTE: This class qualifies for ethics.  THIS IS A PAPERLESS CLASS. Electronic materials for this class will be available for download approximately 1 week before the class by logging into your account on our website.