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Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals (Wiley Corporate F&A) Hardcover – 25 Apr 2014

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (25 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118674995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118674994
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,780,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Guide to CFO Success

Leadership Strategies for Corporate FinancialProfessionals

Today's Chief Financial Officers generally have thetechnical skills they need to perform their jobs, but do they havethe leadership ability? As part of the Wiley Corporate F&ASeries, Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies forCorporate Financial Professionals helps current and aspiringCFOs develop the leadership strategies they need to positivelyimpact their careers and deliver consistently exceptional resultsto their employing organizations.

The modern CFO's actions impact not only the companiesthey work for but also nations around the globe, requiring them tobring much more to the table than solid technical expertise. Thisbook aims to not only inform CFOs of their organizational value, but to also show them how to take responsibility for their owncareer success using specific techniques and strategies. Beginningwith a discussion of successful career strategies and then movinginto real world employment scenarios, Guide to CFO Successnot only examines the characteristics of a successful CFO, but howto transition successfully into a CFO role, how to managerelationships at all levels, and how to build a successful financeteam.

Author Samuel Dergel is a widely respected consultant, executiverecruiter, and coach. His advice is based on over a decade ofconversations with CFOs and his extensive firsthand experienceworking through the issues they face. The only resource of itskind, Guide to CFO Success is the first and only leadershipbook aimed exclusively at CFOs to help maximize their unique roleand take their careers to the next level.

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Praise for Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies forCorporate Financial Professionals

"Samuel Dergel's book is the best-ever guide tobuilding a successful and meaningful CFO career. The book burstswith insights and cautions grounded by practical experiences of themany CFOs Sam tapped for input. It is a must-read for anyoneinterested in the evolving role of the CFO--and everyone whohopes to catch the next wave."

-- Mary Driscoll, Senior Research Fellow for FinancialManagement, APQC, a business research and benchmarking firm

Moving beyond the technical acumen required for the job, Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for CorporateFinancial Professionals teaches Chief Financial Officers thespecific leadership skills they need to contribute positively to anorganization while also maintaining an awareness of their role in aglobal economy. It discusses not only how to build and navigate asuccessful career path, but also how to effectively build teams andmanage relationships. It was written as a strategic blueprint forCFOs to help them learn the skills they need to maximize theircareer success. Written by Samuel Dergel, widely known as"The CFO Expert," this book teaches current andaspiring CFOs to:

  • Recognize the non-technical skills they need to become athriving leader
  • Plan a winning career roadmap while avoiding occupationaldangers
  • Transition effectively to a new CFO role or organization
  • Properly manage all internal and external businessrelationships
  • Build and develop a winning finance team, including successionplanning

With numerous real-world examples of successful andnot-so-successful CFO relationship management strategies, Guideto CFO Success is the only book on the market dedicatedexclusively to the leadership management skills of the CFO.

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