Category Archives: Coaching Tips

Google Posts the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

My Google alert on “CFOs” one morning last week was filled with extremes. On one hand, the good … New Lufthansa CFO is Airline’s First Woman Exec Board Member and the ugly … Convicted former CFO seeks $60M from Tyco … Continue reading

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5 Good Reasons to NOT be on Linked In!

Facetiously speaking, of course! Ginny Schlosser, a Senior Finance Leader and Human Capital Strategist, contributed this job search tip to last night’s FENG newsletter, and with her permission, I’m re-posting her comment and her reasons … <>< <>< <>< <>< … Continue reading

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CFOs and Corporate Loyalty

A friend of mine (I’ll call him Bob) landed a job after a very proactive, and anxiety-ridden, search, and just completed 5 weeks of very intensive training. As I was congratulating him on completing that training, he told me that … Continue reading

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The Job Search is Really a Career Journey

As a political junkie (which is about 10th in my list of passionate interests), I couldn’t help but be drawn in by this article by Dorie Clark. The comparisons he makes of the job search to a permanent political campaign … Continue reading

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CFO Differentiation

Some interesting comments have been posted to a recent question on Proformative around how to differentiate oneself from other CFOs competing for the same positions. It reminds me a little bit of the CPA / non-CPA controversy. You know, if … Continue reading

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Networking … it’s a verb!

The words “networking is a verb” were rolling around my head yesterday during a coaching session with one of my clients. It is not at all unusual for me to encounter resistance to networking from my CFO clients. For many, … Continue reading

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CFO * CPA * MBA

I doubt the controversy around whether CFOs “need” a CPA or an MBA is going to die down anytime soon. There are lots of opinions … just ask 10 different people. If you’re the candidate without a CPA, you probably … Continue reading

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Stories and Pauses

I recently read an article about how to ramp up public speaking skills.  Two of the suggestions … emotional stories and pregnant pauses … jumped out at me as two very effective strategies I use in coaching my clients through … Continue reading

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The Influencing CFO

It truly is a great time to be a Chief Financial Officer. Sure, the pressure is great, but so is the influence. Here’s a quote from “CFO Influence on the Rise” from CFO.com: “ … finance chiefs say their positions … Continue reading

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Linked In for CFOs

My friend and colleague CFO Search Expert Samuel Dergel provided his insights around CFOs using Linked In in his blog yesterday. You do read his blog right? Because he provides some great insights! While Samuel is looking through the lens … Continue reading

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