Is Rigidity a CFO Leadership Risk?


Management success depends on much more than measurement alone. Finance executives need to focus their leadership areas on so-called softer areas that many of them previously neglected.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” This adage is commonly attributed to management guru W. Edwards Deming, and it has served, unbendingly, as a CFO and corporate-finance motto for decades. But what if it no longer adds up? What if too many finance executives and managers favor leadership approaches that are too rigid to succeed? This line of questioning appears with greater frequency at a time when a former Big Question about the CFO and corporate ...

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