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Apr

30

2017

Challenges that a Finance Organization Run Into

  In this episode we are joined by interim executive Bill Hegeman. He shared different challenges and signs of trouble to look out for in companies gleaned from his decades of experience in executive positions. Bill gave us a little bit of background on how he became an interim executive: I started at a Fortune 500 company, did all their back office accounting, taxes, cash management....

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Apr

28

2017

Tips To Turn an Interview into a Planning Discussion with a Business Leader

Job interviews can be one of the most stressful activities both for the job seeker and the business leader conducting the interview. I often spend as much time with the business leader prepping for interviews as I do the executives.  Every time you sit down to meet with some whether it is a job, a contract or a gig assignment, keep these words in the...

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Apr

28

2017

Approaches taken by an interim executive: Zero Based Budgeting and More

Interim Executives don’t step into perfectly running companies. They enter when there’s trouble. There might be a sudden gap in leadership or the company is going through a transition. Their temporary and challenging position requires them to handle their jobs differently than they might in other situations. Don Labowsky has over a decade of experience as an interim executive in multiple companies across different industries....

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Apr

26

2017

How to Differentiate Between Business Problems and Symptoms

In this episode of Business Today we are joined by interim executive Don Labowsky. He shared the different kinds of challenges and business problems he typically sees in assignments and how he helps companies solve them. Don stressed the importance of differentiating between symptoms and problems in solving business problems: I think that sometimes companies get stuck in a rut doing certain things certain ways, and...

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Apr

24

2017

Inventory Management by an Interim Executive

Interim executives step into companies at a time of crisis. Facing challenges and solving problems is what they’re good at. They are available to step into companies on short notice, to fill a sudden gap in leadership, and to run a key initiative which provides specialized skills and knowledge for temporary periods of time. James Stewart, a long-time interim executive, shared one of his experiences...

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Apr

22

2017

When is your organization in trouble?

In this episode of the Business Today podcast we are joined by James Stewart. He has spent a majority of his career in a Fortune 100 company, where he worked his way up from being an engineer to a Business Unit Manager. After separating from the company, James connected with Cerius Interim Executives and set up his own consulting business. We asked him how to spot symptoms...

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Apr

21

2017

Experiences of an Interim Executive

Interim executives step into companies at times of crisis. Facing challenges and solving problems is what they’re good at. Their brief role in companies have the power to transform them and bring them out of trouble or ease a transition. Despite their invaluable help to struggling organizations, many people remain unclear as to how someone becomes an interim executive. James Stewart, a long-time interim executive,...

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Apr

20

2017

Signs and Symptoms you Need an Interim Executive

In this episode of Cerius’s Business Today Podcast we are joined with Interim Executive Scott Coolidge. He has over 35 years of experience, almost exclusively in Human Resources. About half of his career was with large consulting firms, including Towers Perrin and Hey Management Consultants. The other half was spent in corporate roles in HR and various capacities. We asked him what are some of the...

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Apr

17

2017
Interim Executive Case Files: Interim VP of Sales at an Industrial Manufacturer

Interim Executive Case Files: Interim VP of Sales at an Industrial Manufacturer

This article examines the impact an interim executive had on a 12 million dollar industrial manufacturer brought in an interim VP of Sales, 2 days a week for 2 months, to help address some of their challenges. Company background Prior to the interim executive joining, the company was facing a number of challenges. The company’s Sales Director had suddenly passed away and the department needed...

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Apr

08

2017
Book Release – “How I Fired My Boss and Made More Money”

Book Release – “How I Fired My Boss and Made More Money”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Book Release – “How I Fired My Boss and Made More Money” Insider secrets from successful interim executives and independent consultants   IRVINE, Calif. March 30, 2017 – Two of the leading though leaders on independent executives have released a comprehensive collection of their expertise and experiences offering valuable insights on growing a successful business of one. Kristen McAlister and Pamela Wasley...

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