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February 14, 2020

The top love languages at work, plus how financial leaders are keeping up in 2020.

What's Your (Work) Love Language?

SurveyMonkey

The famous 5 Love Languages—Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and Gifts—were originally laid out by Gary Chapman, a philosophy PhD, author, and talk show host. Less famously, Chapman also wrote about the 5 Love Languages at work, the same 5 concepts—but office appropriate. When SurveyMonkey recently asked 'How do you most like to be appreciated by colleagues and leadership at work?' the top two answers were gifts and words of affirmation. On top of that, almost everyone (73%) uses words of affirmation to show their appreciation to colleagues.

How Financial Leaders are Keeping Up in 2020

Forbes

Here are five ways to make sure you or your CFO is operating effectively, especially in today’s market: 1. Bridge the gap between strategy and finance whenever possible. 2. Take part in recruitment and onboarding if you have the bandwidth. 3. Focus on analytics and setting the tone for numbers-based decision-making. 4. Be careful about how you communicate. 5. Fully understand how your business operates.

This Platform Aims to Move Women Up the Corporate Ladder

Fast Company

Aimed at helping women in the early stages of their careers, Aurora provides a peer-to-peer network for them within their organization. They’re put on small “teams” led by a certified guide. Once there, they are able to get support to build leadership skills and stay accountable by posting goals and discussing them through virtual group meetings and one-on-one communication. There is also a micro-learning component that helps with leadership development through reading and group discussion.

Bloom Energy's Mulimillion-Dollar Accounting Error

Silicon Valley Business Journal

From the day it went public in July 2018, San Jose’s Bloom Energy has made a mistake in its quarterly financial statements that resulted in higher revenue than what the company should have reported, Bloom announced this week. The accounting error involves when revenue from certain sales of its electricity generating fuel cells is recorded as income. PwC is Bloom's auditor. 

Don't Make This Resume Mistake

Ladders

A new report in The Wall Street Journal says Gen-Z in particular is doing some strange, self-defeating, and yet oddly understandable things with resumes– adding dashes of color and even photographs, along with things like a “by-the-numbers” section, or even bitmoji to the digital versions. In short, they’re supposedly making resumées look less like résumés and more like, dare we say: “Instagram–and sometimes even Tinder,” as the report puts it.