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World Class Positioning

My roundtables at the CFO Core Concerns conference on Tuesday morning were on the importance of attaining world class positioning. My first table was full. My second table was overflowing. I’m delighted to see that Finance Executives are attuned to … Continue reading

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Lessons from Leaders

One of the most interesting panels at the recent CFO Core Concerns conference was the one offering lessons from some of the country’s most fascinating, and perhaps less known, leaders. Take Jackie Berry, for instance. She is the CFO / … Continue reading

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CFO Core Concerns Conference Day 1

What a jam-packed day! The conference actually kicked off last evening with a great reception and the opportunity to meet a few of the attending CFOs. My little group was joined by one of tomorrow’s speakers, Tim Giehll, CEO of … Continue reading

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Job Search is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

A recent FENG newsletter contained this quote … “Unfortunately the search process is more like a marathon than a sprint.” While the author was referring to the length of the job search, it is also a true statement when you … Continue reading

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CFOs: Moving or Staying?

Long searches, short stints, and position experience vs. industry experience. Savvy CFOs who are anticipating a move in the next 9-12 months will be proactively positioning themselves today for that next move. Continue reading

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Unplugged

How, or even whether, finance executives “unplug” while on vacation has been a hot topic this summer.  In June, CFO.com reported survey results from Robert Half Management Resources … More than two-thirds, 69%, said they typically check in with work … Continue reading

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Growth Strategies … Business & Career

Sometimes the whole “managing a career” process just seems confusing, baffling, and maybe even unnecessary to CFOs. Today, more than ever, it is definitely necessary, and it does not need to be confusing or baffling.  Run your career like you … Continue reading

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How Fast Do You Fail?

It’s a serious question. Do you fail quickly, recognize what you might be doing wrong, and then move on? Or, do you keep doing the same thing even when your results are not what you want, hoping today will be … Continue reading

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CFOs in the Board Room

In case you missed it, CFO.com published an article summarizing panel comments on who should be in the Board Room. Yes, the consensus by retired-CFOs is that Chief Financial Officers must be a part of the conversation. If you’re interested, … Continue reading

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The Secret Weapon for CFOs is the Intangible

One of the discussions by the recruiter panel at the CFO Rising conference was around the intangibles of being a Chief Financial Officer. Intangibles … as in presence. It won’t matter how great your finance acumen, skill sets, and deliverables … Continue reading

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