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Guide to CFO Success
Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals
Today s Chief Financial Officers generally have the technical skills they need to perform their jobs, but do they have the leadership ability? As part of the Wiley Corporate F&A Series, Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals helps current and aspiring CFOs develop the leadership strategies they need to positively impact their careers and deliver consistently exceptional results to their employing organizations.
The modern CFO s actions impact not only the companies they work for but also nations around the globe, requiring them to bring much more to the table than solid technical expertise. This book aims to not only inform CFOs of their organizational value, but to also show them how to take responsibility for their own career success using specific techniques and strategies. Beginning with a discussion of successful career strategies and then moving into real world employment scenarios, Guide to CFO Success not only examines the characteristics of a successful CFO, but how to transition successfully into a CFO role, how to manage relationships at all levels, and how to build a successful finance team.
Author Samuel Dergel is a widely respected consultant, executive recruiter, and coach. His advice is based on over a decade of conversations with CFOs and his extensive firsthand experience working through the issues they face. The only resource of its kind, Guide to CFO Success is the first and only leadership book aimed exclusively at CFOs to help maximize their unique role and take their careers to the next level.
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Praise for Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals
Samuel Dergel s book is the best–ever guide to building a successful and meaningful CFO career. The book bursts with insights and cautions grounded by practical experiences of the many CFOs Sam tapped for input. It is a must–read for anyone interested in the evolving role of the CFO and everyone who hopes to catch the next wave.
Mary Driscoll, Senior Research Fellow for Financial Management, APQC, a business research and benchmarking firm
Moving beyond the technical acumen required for the job, Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals teaches Chief Financial Officers the specific leadership skills they need to contribute positively to an organization while also maintaining an awareness of their role in a global economy. It discusses not only how to build and navigate a successful career path, but also how to effectively build teams and manage relationships. It was written as a strategic blueprint for CFOs to help them learn the skills they need to maximize their career success. Written by Samuel Dergel, widely known as The CFO Expert, this book teaches current and aspiring CFOs to:
- Recognize the non–technical skills they need to become a thriving leader
- Plan a winning career roadmap while avoiding occupational dangers
- Transition effectively to a new CFO role or organization
- Properly manage all internal and external business relationships
- Build and develop a winning finance team, including succession planning
With numerous real–world examples of successful and not–so–successful CFO relationship management strategies, Guide to CFO Success is the only book on the market dedicated exclusively to the leadership management skills of the CFO.
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