Your Company Is Only as Good as Your Writing

HBRAn article from the Harvard Business Review on the importance of good technical writing skills and why it should be a company-wide endeavor.  It even comes with a complete handbook.  No time for all that?  Here’s the shorter version:

  • Know your subject matter & your audience
  • Be clear, concise and well-organized
  • A picture is worth a thousand words
  • Review your work, edit and omit needless words

Middle market companies need CFO’s who lead with conviction

A recent article by Robert Steven Kaplan in the Harvard Business Review titled Leading with Conviction shows how great organizations are built on people who act like leaders and speak up even at the risk of sounding stupid.  This is particularly important for CFO’s at high-growth middle market businesses.