In the Strategic Financial Leadership podcast, finance expert and former CFO, Steve Coughran, covers the latest in business strategy, corporate finance, and economics. This weekly podcast is a forum for candid conversations with leading voices to discuss the trends, approaches, and innovations shaping the future of business and the finance function. Increasingly, CFOs are mired in detail and complexity at the risk of neglecting true value creation activities – analysis and strategic improvement. Irrelevant data, complex planning and budgeting systems, and impertinent measures keep finance and operation managers from focusing on the true levers of value. As the engine of an organization, the strategic financial leader is called to shift the organizational mindset, moving a company and its employees towards a culture founded on growth, innovation, and resilience. Through interviews with CFOs, entrepreneurs, and top business executives, Steve takes listeners inside the world of corporate finance to uncover the essential strategies that business leaders can follow to drive successful business transformation and profitability. In this podcast, Steve and guests share stories and steps to help companies shift from transactional to strategic, responsive to proactive, and from setting goals to exceeding them.