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How To Be An Inspirational C-Suite Executive

It’s no easy feat to become a C-suite executive. As you know, a lot of hard work and dedication goes into achieving that level of success. However, with that level of success, comes a great deal of responsibility. All of your actions have a ripple effect on the people working within the organization.

By doing these 3 simple gestures, as a C-suite executive, you can have a meaningful impact on your employees.

Greetings

Saying hello sounds like an obvious no-brainer, but when you’re busy, it’s easy to forget the niceties. However, remembering to acknowledge your staff and greet them every day, will make them feel engaged with you. And engaged employees feel more motivated to work towards making the business a success.

Be Transparent

Your employees don’t want secrets and avoidance behavior. They want transparency and sincerity from their leaders. By being open and accessible to your employees, you can build trust and loyalty. 

Having an open line of communication is a great way to share goals, progress, and performance metrics with your employees. Encourage them to ask questions and bring up issues. Even if it means that you have to share bad news, employees will be more understanding and accepting when the information is presented honestly.

Work-Life Balance

Prioritizing work-life balance is a great way to help you and your employees avoid burnout. While this can be a challenging task, when you start modeling a healthier behavior, you give your staff permission to do the same. So, remember to work reasonable hours and find interests outside of work.

C-Suite Overview

Employees frequently choose to follow in their leader’s footsteps. So, as a C-suite executive, be engaged in the entire process. And you will find the entire company improves from within.

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DLC Among Best Places to Work in LA – Los Angeles Business Journal

DLC is pleased to announce they have been selected as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. BPW is a joint project between the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies GroupLABJ’s awards program is designed to recognize and honor the best places to work in Los Angeles, benefiting the city’s economy and workforce.

“At DLC we strive to deliver enjoyable and interesting work, a feeling of community, and the opportunity for continuous development. DLC is a people business, so being a great place to work means everything to us. This recognition is a testament to DLC’s commitment to a culture where every team member’s contributions are greatly appreciated and valued.” – Dak Gilinksy, Managing Director of DLC’s Los Angeles office.

How the Best Places to Work In LA awards Work

Companies from across the county entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Los Angeles, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.

The rankings will be published in the August 19th, 2019, issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. The rankings will also be available on the Los Angeles Business Journal website. *subscription required

About DLC

DLC is a finance and accounting consulting firm that has served thousands of clients, from venture backed start-up companies to Fortune 1000, since 2001.  Our focused service offerings generally support the office of the CFO. We provide our clients a choice of either project based or interim support.  Our DLC consultants have a unique credential set including Big-4 CPAs and/or top 25 MBAs, all of whom have significant industry experience.  Additionally, they are full-time DLC employees, thereby providing our clients the utmost in project continuity.

Job Seekers, take a look at DLC’s current accounting and finance consulting opportunities by clicking here. We look forward to talking to you.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkLA.com.

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Steps Managers Should Take to Delegate Effectively

One of the most crucial aspects of being a successful leader is the ability delegate effectively. For some, this can be a challenging process because it means relinquishing control and allowing others to take the reins.  Considering the urgency of their responsibilities, some leaders avoid delegating, instead they keep in control of every project big and small. However,  being enmeshed in minutiae can come at a cost. Constantly getting bogged down by routine tasks can prevent you from focusing on the bigger-picture business goals.  Avoiding delegation can also put you on the road to burnout.  In order to truly delegate effectively, there are a few steps that you can take to ensure that the process is handled as well as possible.

Choose the Right Person

If you take a good look at your existing team, you’ll notice that they each have their own set of skills and abilities. Perhaps one person is very good at organizing while another may be an excellent public speaker. Evaluate which type of person should complete the task based on their strengths. This will ensure that the task is completed at a high standard.

Practice Open Communication

When delegating, you’ll likely need to answer questions throughout the various stages of the task. Everybody has a unique perspective, so this could also allow you the opportunity to hear different ideas and approaches that you had not previously considered.

Set a Deadline

Make sure that the people involved understand the deadline that you have in place. For some projects, several deadlines may be necessary so that the entire project remains on task. Set the deadlines as soon as possible and make sure everybody has the bandwidth to meet the deadlines. You may also want to create a plan if a deadline isn’t met.

Ask for Input

It’s important to communicate during the project, but don’t forget to follow-up after it is completed. This is a great time to ask questions and consider the input for how to move forward with future delegated tasks. You can also use this opportunity to praise the person who stepped up to help you out. Creating a team that can take on additional tasks is certainly something that will help your company thrive. 

Overview

Learning to delegate effectively allows employees to broaden their skills, while freeing up time for more big-picture projects that will increase the bottom line.

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