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25 Quotes from Guide to CFO Success

A number of my followers are excited about the release of my upcoming book, Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals in the United States and Canada on March 31, 2014. (Available in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2014) While you may have to wait a little longer to get your copy of the … Continue reading

Samuel’s 2013 Recap + Top Ten Blogs of 2013

2013 was an interesting year for the Chief Financial Officer. I find it fascinating that the office of the CFO continues to receive more attention from the general business press, vendors trying to make inroads in to the C-suite, and from CFOs themselves that are turning to social media to get feedback on issues where … Continue reading

CFOs: When interviewing for your next role, make sure you have one of these

Yes, having a resume is important. So is a LinkedIn profile. I’ve blogged previously about whether a CFO needs a resume, or a LinkedIn Profile is enough. But this is not what I’m recommending today. I recently spoke with a CFO who is in process of interviewing for his next Chief Financial Officer role, and he was asked if … Continue reading

Top 12 Samuel’s CFO Blogs of 2012

2012 sure has been an interesting year. And I’m looking forward to 2013! I’m looking forward to: Working with my clients at Stanton Chase and providing them with excellent service and value in retained executive search. Staying close to CFOs in my network, and continuing to add value to their businesses and careers. Continuing my … Continue reading

Advice to Drive-by LinkedIners

I visit LinkedIn every workday (and some weekend days). It is a tool that I use to keep informed of the activity of people in my network. I find that there are 3 types of LinkedIn users. Active users. These people have regular activity on LinkedIn, are most visible, and continue to try to get … Continue reading

LinkedIn vs. Resume – The discussion continues

CFO Coach Cindy Kraft blogged CFOs and LinkedIn, the Evolution. The blog discusses the story of a recruitment firm that would only be focusing on working with CFOs that have a LinkedIn Profile. My readers will know that I am a big proponent of LinkedIn for CFOs (or any other executive). You can read my … Continue reading

LinkedIn’s new Tool: Endorsements

If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you know that I am a big fan and user of LinkedIn. (You can read my LinkedIn related blogs by clicking here). Until recently, the only tool that LinkedIn had for others to confirm that you are as good as you said you were was … Continue reading

How a Recruiter sees a Candidate (You may not like the analogy)

I thoroughly enjoyed a posting this week by my friend Bruce Powell from IQ Partners in Toronto titled What To Say (And NOT To Say) When A Headhunter Calls. He gave excellent and practical tips that can be very helpful to people that are either actively looking for their next opportunity, or open to hearing … Continue reading

1 key difference between your LinkedIn Profile and Resume

I have written about whether a CFO (or any executive) needs a Resume in addition to their LinkedIn Profile. I made the point that a resume isn’t always necessary. My friend Cindy Kraft disagreed with me. We can both be right at the same time, can’t we? While LinkedIn Profiles are great for building personal brand and getting … Continue reading

The Value of “Thank You”

Most parents drill their children to say “thank you” when receiving something from someone. People that meet children judge their parents favorably when the children are polite and say “thank you”. There is a good chance as a child your parents ‘strongly suggested’ you write Thank You Cards for birthday and other gifts received from … Continue reading

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