This is an interesting read. There is the talk and plan strategy and then there is the real world. What do you think?
Excerpt: On the seemingly endless list of skills and traits that synthesize into an effective finance chief, a case can be made that one stands out for its potential to make or break a career: solid prioritization. A sizable part of that je ne sais quoi we call “vision” could be described as a sense of what activities will render the most value for the organization.
But is prioritizing the same as strategizing? Not according to what some CFOs told Ernst & Young, which recently conducted in-depth interviews with 19 of them at companies throughout the Americas. While they agreed overall with the common view that they and their peers are and should be growing ever-more strategic, several argued for other, higher priorities.
Read full article via Ernst Young OfficeMax Besanko Moles Nike Campion Ragauss Delta Maestri Xerox Motorantim Prignolato. From CFO.com