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The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success: Strategies and Better Practices with Website
The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success: Strategies and Better Practices with Website
by David Parmenter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 28.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Should be on every managers to read list, 25 Jan 2012
The leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success should be on every managers or managers to be reading list. It's a very practical guide that covers all aspects of being a successful leader. From creating a vision of what you want to achieve, and freeing your self from personal baggage to creating winning habits, managing and improving teams, to developing winning key performance indicators and much more. Just about everything is covered from productivity improvements such as better time management to reorganisation issues.

David has a great, easy to read writing style. He draws from his own experiences and uses real life examples as well as some of his heroes like Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Winston Churchill to illuminate the ideas and points that he makes. It is these real life examples that make the subject much more engaging.

The book is written in a way that you could read from cover to cover or just dip in at certain parts that you want to focus on. David has included practical ways on how you can implement the ideas and concepts in the book, including checklists that can be used as part of an implementation plan. He also gives guidance on how you can ensure that new projects are fully supported within the business to give them a much greater chance of being successfully completed.

Even if you have already been on leadership courses I do believe there is something here for everyone, as it is a complete toolkit of practical advice, ideas and inspiration to improve your own leadership skills and development.


Winning CFOs: Implementing and Applying Better Practices - with Website (Wiley Corporate F&A)
Winning CFOs: Implementing and Applying Better Practices - with Website (Wiley Corporate F&A)
by David Parmenter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 31.32

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading for heads of finance, 7 July 2011
Winning CFOs : Implementing and applying better practices is an update to David's original book, Pareto's 80/20 Rule for Corporate Accountants. This book is not just for CFO's but for anyone who is head of a finance team. The book is packed with great ideas that will guide you through a number of key initiatives to move the finance department from a transaction processing and reporting function, into a function that can provide modern business partnering and support to the rest of the business. David offers clearly written and practical guidance on how to go about implementing these initiatives, including checklists to make sure you address the key points as you go.

From implementing initiatives to reduce the length of the month and year end reporting cycles using 'post it' re-engineering brainstorming sessions, better management of the finance function to implementing quarterly rolling forecasts, and marketing the finance function to other area of the business. This book is a must read to any new finance departmental manager, and there are some great new ideas in here for anyone that has been running a finance function for some time.


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