Category Archives: Coaching Tips

Upgrades Are Not Created Equally

Upgrade has become a relative term when speaking about social media platforms. And venues like LinkedIn and Facebook come immediately to mind whenever “social media” and “upgrade” are used in the same sentence. And maybe you’ve even noticed that the … 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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Breaking the Networking Barrier

Last week I wrote about the networking faux pas of a friend of mine. As I continue to mull over the ignorance (and that is exactly what it was) of that action and coach current CFO clients, there are two … Continue reading

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A Potentially Lethal Mistake in Dealing with Recruiters

I’ve covered this topic before. Probably numerous times. But like the old CPA vs. non-CPA topic, it just never seems to go away, permanently. Going around a recruiter for a position for which a recruiter has already eliminated you is … Continue reading

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Poaching & Promoting

It’s the new job search game … poach a qualified candidate and then leave the poached company to promote from within. Well, maybe not “new” as much as today it comes with different rules. Take, for example, the recent poaching … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Get Serious

Forget resolutions made in a party stupor as you say goodbye to 2012 and welcome a new year with all of its hope and promise. They are rarely stated with any real intent; rarely last more than a few months; … Continue reading

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What is a CFO?

This was a recent question on a Proformative discussion board. Maybe the question – and the answers – actually raise a more important question. When someone asks you “what do you do,” how do you respond? If it is with … Continue reading

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Career Business Plan for CFOs

Life is good. You’ve got a beautiful corner office with a great view. Sure the job is 60-80 hours a week and the Board and CEO are constantly breathing down your neck … but you’ve got a job and the … Continue reading

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The Non-apologetic Apology

I honestly didn’t think the “Adam Smith brand” could sink any lower than it was following his verbal attack of a Chick-fil-A employee and subsequent firing. I guess I was wrong. Apparently, his arrogance knows no bounds. Smith recently posted … Continue reading

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CFO Success & Lessons Learned

It absolutely makes my day when clients call me with their success stories. It’s actually why I do what I do. The money pays the bills, but helping my Finance Chief clients navigate the new job search economy to achieve … Continue reading

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