Following up on my recent blog post on CFOs being replaceable, I expanded my comments in this month’s column in the Futures in Finance newsletter.
You can read the entire article online, but here are a couple of questions I posed as you – the CFO candidate – engage in a some of your own thought exercises …
— What am I really contributing at this moment in this position in this company?
— What are my core strengths?
— What do I love doing, want to be doing more of, and have a track record of success doing?
— Who (specific companies) needs what I bring to the table?
— How can I get visible to those folks who need to know about me?
Now, while you are gainfully employed, contributing to an organization in a very meaningful and measurable way, and not contemplating a move is the perfect time to engage in your own “thought exercise” … because ultimately, you are quite replaceable.