I’m not a numbers guy. I don’t have the wiring to be an accountant or CFO. But I know that the heart of every thriving business is the well-oiled machinery of healthy financial management.
That’s why I’m writing this article. Too many businesses (and non-profits and governments) run into problems they should have been able to avoid.
Many leaders don’t pay adequate attention to the numbers. Basic financial management starts with simply keeping track of what is happening financially.
Numbers, especially financial numbers, help leaders understand and navigate their actual landscape. Not just the one they hope for. Or the one they fear.