Tag Archives: Decision Making

Business Decisions: The Good, The Bad, and The Responsible

Jack Welsh, the legendary former General Electric CEO, once said that the difference between great leaders and average ones is that great leaders make far more good decisions than bad ones. But all leaders, including great ones, make bad decisions. … Continue reading

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5 Business Decision Traps to Avoid

One way or the other, we all get paid to make good business decisions. Those who make more good decisions than bad ones likely will have longer, more successful, and happier careers. There are plenty of reasons bad decisions get … Continue reading

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CFOs and CPAs Beware: The SEC Is Looking Extra Closely At Your Decision Making

A story in today’s The Wall Street Journal (“SEC Gets Busy With Accounting Inquiries”) reports that the SEC has increased its scrutiny of publicly-traded companies’ accounting and disclosures. The SEC focus is shifting away from the high-profile big dollar scandals, … Continue reading

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Outside Reviews Sought For Police-Involved Killings: The Case For Independence In Decision-Making

In the wake of recent unrest over perceived botched investigations of killings by police, officials in many states are looking to require the use of outside investigators in the future. That only makes sense, as independent decision-making is a critical … Continue reading

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ARCP: An Avoidable Corporate Disaster

The unfolding story of the accounting scandal at American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP), a fast-growing real estate investment trust (REIT) owning properties valued at $30 billion, provides an object lesson in avoidable corporate disasters. On October 29, 2014 the company … Continue reading

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