Gary McGaghey Recap

Gary McGaghey serves as CFO for Williams Lea Tag, a risk management company. His previous experience includes senior management positions with several Fortune 500 companies in the automotive and retail industries. Mr. McGaghey has more than 30 years of global operations, finance, and accounting experience with multinational corporations in North America and Europe. This article will discuss key areas from Mr. McGaghey’s background that he believes are critical to the success of an organization.

About Gary McGaghey:

One of the main reasons for a company’s success is having the right people in key positions. A company looking for an executive would want someone with similar experience and skills to what they need in finance and operations.

1) Loyalty

Being loyal to your current employer is extremely important because you are more likely to become a better performer if you are currently contributing at your full potential.”

2) Hard Work

There will always be hard work involved with any role, but hard work can also be fulfilling if it takes you places where you never thought possible. The key is to have a passion for what you are doing.

3) Procrastination is a sin

Procrastinating can be beneficial too, but the key is to be disciplined with how you use that time. If you put off certain tasks and end up having to do them later in the process, then life will be easier. For example, some studies need to be completed for an organization to meet its objectives for the year. In that case, it is better to put those off until later to maintain the organization’s ability. Then you can use that time to find ways to achieve those objectives.

4) You must pick your battles

“You also have to be smart about picking your battles. This means not wasting too much time in conflict or getting wrapped up in something that may not matter as much. Being smart about your decisions can help you keep your sanity during stressful times.”

McGaghey earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Business. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.