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Articles by Jim Lindell


Visit Jim's Blog (Thor's Hammer)for practical business and economic observations.


Be prepared for whatever could go wrong - Identify threats you are facing today (BizTimes - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin June 2017)

Innovation…ideas…dreams - Foster creativity in your organization. (BizTimes - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin March 2017)

Threat or Opportunity? Evaluate if robots can help your business grow? (BizTimes - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin October 2016)

What's in it for them?: How to boost employee engagement (BizTimes - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin December 2015)


Hoshin Kanri (Toolshero - August 25, 2015)


The CFO's job is to say 'yes!' (MNCPA - August 2015)


What do Employees Want? (Journal of Accountancy - Auguest 6, 2015)


Keep an eye on the competition: Don't let them put you out of business (BizTimes - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin March 2015)


Project and Change Management for Controllers (Corporate Finance Insider - AICPA.  January 8, 2015)


Advance to the next level: How to move through the stages of a company's growth (Biz Times - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin July 2014)

Six Basics for the one page Business or Strategic Plan
(CGMA Newsletter - May 2014)

Beware of Corporate Espionage
(Biz Times - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin August 2013)

Do the Right Thing - Business Ethics
(Biz Times - Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin October 2012)

Reinventing the Office with Lean
(WICPA - 2010)

Running out of Gas - Contingency Planning  (Journal of Accountancy - May 2006)

How to Prevent a Company from Failing
(Business Watch - Dane County 2005)

Profits in Not-for-Profit Organizations

Economy Perspective: Watch the Railroads

The Economy, Roller Coasters and Management



Other Articles - quoting Jim Lindell


10 Forces changing the Role of the Controller (PICPA - CPA Now - July 27, 2015)


Transforming the Controller from Manager to Leader (PICPA - CPA Now - July 20, 2015)


Strategic Planning Leads List of Finance Priorities by Ken Tysiac (CGMA - Jan. 2014)


Every Successful business needs updated plan (Sherman & Armbruster, LLP May 2014)


The Top Priorities for Finance in 2014 by Jack Hagel (Questia for Academic Journal Article - Journal of Accountancy)


What's your Z-Score by Harry Dennis (Biztimes - 10-31-2008)

It's Time for a Customer Scorecard by Matt Kirchner (Products Finishing April 2006)