Do you think that an organization’s executives are the most important element for an organization’s success? Maybe, but maybe not. Maybe there are key employees who are more critical in key ways than the leadership at the helm.
Experienced and successful analysts have a combined personality of the deep thinking poet Robert Frost and the retired New York Yankees baseball star Yogi Berra:
Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963), an American poet and recipient of four Pulitzer Prizes is well known for his narrative poem “The Road Not Taken” with its familiar and famous two sentences, “I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.”
How often have you heard executives proclaim that next year, the target for financial results will be a substantial lift from the current year? For example a CEO may state, “Next year we expect to improve from a 10.3% to 15.4% rate of return on shareholder equity.” Is this leadership or wasted words? Where did [...]
How will the adoption rate of applying analytics accelerate? Who in an organization might emerge as the primary driver? Will it only be the CEO? Analytics is certainly embraced in functions such as marketing for customer and prospect analysis and as risk management. Is it possible that the CFO function might emerge as a key [...]