Tag Archives: finance leaders

Rejection and the Job Search Process

Nine years ago I wrote an article about the train wreck known as the job search process. Not much has changed since then. In fact, last week a Director of Recruiting & Training, who just happens to be in the … Continue reading

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Your Plan B should really be your Plan A!

Our economy is in a state of volatility, the likes of which most of us have never experienced. Unprecedented debt, a massive federal government, and high unemployment … and that’s just for starters. The tendency might be for Senior Finance … Continue reading

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The CFO-Recruiter Love-Hate Relationship

Does it feel like working with recruiters is great when things are good (i.e., they’re accessible, responsive, communicative) and horrible when they’re not (the only noise you hear are crickets)? Are recruiters cozying up to you when you’re the decision-maker … Continue reading

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CFO Optimism is Down

So is hiring according to the latest Duke / CFO Global Business Outlook Survey. Dismal numbers by any standards … “Full-time domestic hiring will continue to be anemic, with finance chiefs saying they will increase staffs by less than 1% … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility & Integrity

Is personal responsibility, and therefore integrity, at worst, dead? Or, at best, heading the way of the dinosaur? Or, is it just me? I think there’s a cliche that says something like … say what you mean and mean what … Continue reading

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Branding & Culture Fit

Those seem to be two very hot topics these days! And they are topics that are relevant to Chief Financial Officers and other Finance Leaders. A few days ago, after reading Fortune’s article, “Is it better to hire for cultural … Continue reading

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Passive vs. Unemployed

The debate over passive vs. unemployed candidates isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. The reality is that those CFOs and other Finance Executives who are currently employed, remain high-value targets. Continue reading

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Executives, Careers, & Social Networking

Yesterday on Twitter I mentioned that I was reading a very interesting book on social networking entitled “33 Million People in the Room” by Juliette Powell. I’m not all the way through the book, but I will be in a … Continue reading

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Ethics and Executives

Perhaps because integrity and honesty are high values for me, I was intrigued by the 2009 National Business Ethics Survey: Ethics in the Recession. Because of my personal branding work, this statement encouraged me to keep reading.  “Transparency and accountability, … Continue reading

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The War for Talent, Part 2

The War for Senior Executive Talent is just beginning to heat up. Interesting, and useful, information in the CFO.com article, "Baby Boomer Brain Drain Looms." –– The long-dreaded era of Baby Boomer retirements has finally dawned, and with the oldest … Continue reading

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