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Leadership is Something Anyone Can Learn

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Strong leadership has been and will continue to be important to organizational success. Recently, I spoke with Elissa Tucker, APQC's research program manager in human capital management, on the importance of leadership. She shared insights on essential leadership behaviors and steps that anyone can…

Dealing With Those 'Pesky" People Problems

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In my last blog post, I asked APQC’s human capital management research program manager Elissa Tucker about how APQC’s HCM research can benefit professionals working outside the HR function. In this blog, I ask Elissa about other resources that professionals can use to overcome the people challenges…

Cybersecurity, Blame IT at Your Peril

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It is easy to think of cybersecurity as the domain of IT, but with the number of electronic and networked devices needed for day-to-day business tasks multiplying, that is an old way of thinking. Cybersecurity is everyone’s job and a failure to prepare hurts the organization’s bottom line. CFO’s…

The CFPB at Four: The Watch Dog Gets Its Bite

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On January 11, 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) doubled the number of enforcement cases it handled in 2015. For those unfamiliar with the CFPB, it was created in 2011 as an independent government entity to protect consumers in the financial…

Brother, Can You Spare An Electronic Payment?

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Tech savvy Sweden’s high utilization of electronic payment technology has the country on pace to become the first cashless society. While widespread credit and debit card usage is fueling the trend, the rise of mobile pay apps is also a key factor. According to a recent article in The New York…

Is Your 2016 Budget Already Obsolete?

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Budget season can be difficult for financial professionals. The combination of resource allocation under strict deadlines creates an unenviable, annual responsibility. While budgeting may be difficult, it does not have to be an ordeal to suffer through. Proper planning and targeted budget scope can…