From the category archives:

CFO

Industry Expertise

August 3, 2017

I have been working exclusively with Chief Financial Officers for a long time. Eight years to be exact. And much has changed in those 8 years. Like … The evolution of the stereotypical bean counting CFO to a Chief Financial … Continue reading

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The Chief Financial Operations Officer

August 1, 2017

Today’s CFO is really a CFOO … a Chief Financial Operations Officer. And it has been that way for at least the past 5 years. There is no going back. The CFO is now the CFOO and in some cases, … Continue reading

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Lead with Problems Solved

July 25, 2017

Whether it is in a resume, a Linkedin profile, or a networking conversation, most prospective candidates, even very accomplished candidates, forget to tell the beginning of the story. While measurable impacts are critically important, they become much more impressive and … Continue reading

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Your Home on the Web

July 11, 2017

For many people, and particularly for most CFOs, the home of their digital footprint is Linkedin. Short of having your own URL, Linkedin is the only real neon sign option. That means having a robust profile is a critically important … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Thinking More Strategically in a CFO Career Search

June 27, 2017

CFO.com just published an article entitled “How CFOs Can Take on Bigger Roles.” The title sounds like it could be addressing a CFO career climb. Since they didn’t … I will! The strategy behind taking on a bigger role is … Continue reading

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Dude … Sir … or, Name?

June 26, 2017

Does it matter what your employees call you … as long as they are calling you? Life in general seems to have become very casual, and that attitude has definitely transcended the workplace at many companies. Personal responsibility, respect for … Continue reading

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Linkedin Profiles & CFOs

June 21, 2017

Fast Company recently posted an informative article on what recruiters prefer to see in a Linkedin profile. It is good advice, and you can read it here. I thought I would add my two cents, aimed specifically at CFOs, to … Continue reading

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Burning Bridges Can Burn You

June 12, 2017

You know the importance of not burning bridges when things go sour at work and you end up losing your job. But in the heat of the moment, and being human, we might just forget that critically important head knowledge … Continue reading

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Always Lead with Your Value

February 23, 2015

I saw some really bad advice given this morning, and it was sent to a very large audience of Senior Finance Executives. In good conscience, I cannot let this flawed advice stand unchallenged. Here’s what I believe to be very … Continue reading

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Recorded Interviews

February 9, 2015

I posted an article on Linkedin Pulse about the new, and rapidly expanding, trend of recording candidate interviews. There is much we don’t know about the ramifications to a candidate when his interview is recorded, but this practice begs the … Continue reading

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