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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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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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Four Issues That Contribute To An Extended Job Search

You know that old adage … “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”? Such is my perspective on articles and books and courses that are titled something like … “How to Get Your Next Job in … Continue reading

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Ethics in the C-suite

A quote by Sallie Krawcheck made its rounds in meme form on Linkedin this week. It says … “If it comes down to your ethics vs. a job, choose ethics. You can always find another job.” Such truth … especially … Continue reading

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The Difficult Truth About the Job Search

Searching for a new job is tough. In fact, it might be one of the toughest, and certainly more stressful, things you will do in your career. For CFOs, there is only one position available (sans division or unit roles) … Continue reading

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Career Management Blunders

I might be the only human in the universe who has never seen an episode of Downtown Abbey. And there’s an excellent chance I will never see one in the future. But, an article on the Great Leadership blog about … Continue reading

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Please, Don’t Think it Can’t Happen to You

I love when CFO.com begins publishing articles espousing the things I’ve been evangelizing for years. If you haven’t read this article by John Touey, “Start Managing Your Career Before It Manages You,” you might want to. It’s important. I would … Continue reading

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It’s Tougher When You’re Unemployed

Losing your job before you have secured another job just makes the difficult job search process that much harder. Those are not fun words. They are rarely well-received by someone who has lost his job and is currently in the … Continue reading

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5 Linkedin Tips to Attract Recruiters

If you’re going to be on LinkedIn—and you should be—your profile should entice recruiters to read it and enable them to quickly and clearly understand your value as a Finance Chief. Just these five areas can make a huge difference … Continue reading

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Lies and Resumes

Lies, even teeny tiny exaggerations, on resumes are never a good thing. In fact, the combination is almost always a recipe for disaster … eventually. It seems odd to me that in the world of Internet transparency in which we … Continue reading

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