Tag Archives: CEO

Are You a CFO with the Goal of Being CEO?

I have thought for years that the Chief Financial Officer was a natural fit to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer, even before the expansion of the Finance Chief’s responsibilities. And while I still believe the facts support … Continue reading

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CFOs and Their Career Moves

Two interesting articles came out this week. I’ve pulled a relevant excerpt from each and added my commentary following each quote. The first article is from CFO.com … “Job Hunting CFOs by the Numbers.” Turnover among large-company CFOs is outpacing … Continue reading

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The New CFO

A January 2011 article in the Wall Street Journal focused on the expanded role of Finance Chiefs. I don’t think anyone finds this surprising … CFOs have been expanding beyond finance for several years. Most of the roles they listed … Continue reading

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CFOs Movin’ on Up to CEOS

My good friend and colleague, Deb Deb, forwarded me the recent Business Week link that talked about CEO churn being at a 3-year high. What does that have to do with you as a Chief Financial Officer? As early as … Continue reading

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CFO Contingency Plan

Or, Redundancy-Proofing. Or, Career Survival Plan. Whatever the name, the result is the same … ensuring that in these tough, very competitive times you don’t find yourself on the street before you start looking for your next position. As the … Continue reading

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I Never Heard Back

I’m hearing this from some of my CFOs … –A recruiter called me, said he had a great opportunity for me, asked for my resume, and I never heard back from him. –I had an interview 3 weeks ago and … Continue reading

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The Rise of Personal Branding

Personal branding is not a fad. It’s trending north. You can get in the game, or not. You certainly have that choice. However, you would be wise to choose carefully! A couple of Fast Company expert bloggers summed it up … Continue reading

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How Do You Want to be Known?

A good article on defining your leadership brand was recently published in Harvard Business Review. The five steps offered are truly anything but easy. But, isn’t that the case with most things that are worth doing? One key step that … Continue reading

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Online Reputation Management

One hundred percent (100%) of Chief Financial Officers  and Senior Finance Executives have an online reputation to manage  Not everyone loves statistics, but I do. There is something about having a factual basis for acting that resonates with my brain … Continue reading

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Will this be the Decade of the CFO?

At the end of 2008, The Economist published this prediction for 2009  …  “As financial skills are valued more highly, CFOs will make it to the corner office in greater numbers than before. Recession, credit crunch and the increasingly complex … Continue reading

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