Category Archives: Coaching Tips

Do You Need a Disrupting Irma in Your Job Search?

There is nothing like a Cat 5 hurricane bearing down on your state to make you put your priorities into perspective. This is one of those times when I’m thankful I don’t live on the coast, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My Homework

With that cliché title, I am no doubt dating myself. That’s okay. You already know I’ve been in business for 23 years so I’m definitely not a young pup. This bit of sage advice from my colleague, Barb Safani, came … Continue reading

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Linkedin Profiles & CFOs

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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Always Lead with Your Value

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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Feeding the Un-hatched Chicken

You are no doubt familiar with the cliché … don’t count your chickens before they hatch … right? And yet, it is a common phenomenon in the job search process. Maybe somewhere in your career climb, you were tripped up … Continue reading

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Super CFOs are Strong CEO Prospects

In the last week, I’ve read numerous articles about the appeal of Chief Financial Officers to fill the top seat of Chief Executive Officer. Articles in the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, and the StartUpProfessionals blog, among others, are buzzing. On … Continue reading

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Maximum Return for Minimum Effort

Does it ever really work that way? Maybe on occasion, but never as a rule. Recently I saw this post on Facebook … “I want a really good guitar but I don’t want to pay very much for it.” It … Continue reading

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The Value of Being Referred

In processing the incredible thought-provoking information from the speakers at the Career Thought Leaders Conference (#CTLconf2014) last week, I could not wait to share this insight with you. I know it. I evangelize it. But oftentimes, the information is received … Continue reading

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Oversight Responsibilities

A recent post in a Linkedin group asked about “oversight responsibilities.” When you hear that phrase, what pops into your mind? Maybe I’m alone in my thinking, but that is a phrase you will never find me using in the … Continue reading

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Upgrades Are Not Created Equally

Upgrade has become a relative term when speaking about social media platforms. And venues like LinkedIn and Facebook come immediately to mind whenever “social media” and “upgrade” are used in the same sentence. And maybe you’ve even noticed that the … Continue reading

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