Is finance the enemy of breakthrough innovation…
… because they misidentify who their customer is?
“Big-picture, finance interfaces with regulators/auditors but ultimately needs to see their customer as the one who buys the products/services. It puts finance on the same side as the business, a partner/collaborator that should challenge assumptions and think creatively within the finance space.”
Sam Winter, Director of Finance, Thrivent Financial
Proverbs 20:5 states, “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (NIV). Private coaching coupled with group coaching in a mastermind forum creates an ideal environment in which to draw out those purposes of a leader’s heart.
Do you continuously find yourself reading, listening to informational programs, taking courses, pursuing new life experiences, formal training experiences or pursuing a graduate degree? Have you been perplexed by your continuous thirst for knowledge? If so, you are not alone.
Executive leaders need to be focused on the future value of the firm as a first priority. Future value ultimately defines the executive leader’s legacy and is the location of their accountability.
What is your number one asset as a business leader? Let me suggest that it’s YOU! The greatest impact you can have on your business is that which is first formed in you. Your overall leadership will never surpass your self-leadership.