Finance flash: the TOP-10 articles of week 33, 2019


Want to stay up to date with the latest developments in finance, but short on time? Don't worry. CFO South Africa weekly collects 10 of the most important articles from international media for your convenience.

1. 8 Ways Leaders Delegate Successfully
In their book, Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, authors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Charles O’Reilly claim that there is mounting evidence that delegating more responsibility for decision making increases productivity, morale, and commitment, all of which impact company culture. A 2015 Gallup study of the entrepreneurial talents of 143 CEOs on the Inc. 500 list showed that companies run by executives who effectively delegate authority grow faster, generate more revenue, and create more jobs.

2. CFO Job Openings Are About to Spike
Here's how high-potential finance executives can prepare themselves to qualify for one of the many finance chief seats that will shortly become available.

3. How the Volkswagen Scandal Turned ‘Made in Germany’ Into a Liability
Firms that leverage a collective reputation for marketing purposes should never lose sight of the fact that one bad apple can spoil the barrel.

4. How to improve your critical observation skills
Channelling your inner Sherlock Holmes may bring results at work.

5. Governance in the Age of AI
Artificial intelligence is a powerful technology with capabilities that are open to use by state and non-state actors. In this conversation Azeem Azhar, De Kai, and Joanna Bryson discuss how governance should adapt as our institutions are challenged by unintended consequences of the technology and its creators.

6. What Is an ‘Inverted Yield Curve’? And Why Is It Being Blamed for the Dow’s 800+ Point Loss?
Alarms were going off in the stock market today. And what pulled the cord was a slight change in the interest rates of Treasurys.

7. Route to the top- Admiral Group CFO
Geraint Jones, the finance head of the Cardiff-based insurance giant, reveals the career journey that led to joining one of the FTSE 100’s fastest growing companies.

8. Economic policy movements in the event of ‘No-Deal’ Brexit shocks
The greatest impacts of a No-Deal Brexit, such as weak productive capacity and lack
of innovation, would be felt in the long run, says Drew Woodhouse, lecturer in
economics at Sheffield Hallam University.

9. The powerful drivers and blockers of leadership
When Olivia, a global marketing head, received peer feedback that she continuously monopolised work conversations, she readily recognised her problem. However, all past efforts to restrain herself had failed.

10. How to Build an Inclusive Workforce for the Future
A new Brookings Institution study examines the future workforce landscape and offers an analysis for policymakers.

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