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Counseling For Corporate Decision Makers

By Brian McDonough

I recently read an interview with Olivier Sibony of McKinsey, that focused on the role of the CFO in keeping executive decisions from being influenced by personal biases. In the interview, titled How CFOs can keep strategic decisions on track, Sibony argues that "… [the finance staff] can also provide hard data to counter the inherent biases of other executives." These views are supported by much of IDC's research into performance management and decision management practices of leading organizations.

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