• Career,  Life

    7 steps to heal a Toxic Workplace

    Toxic Workplaces are all the rage and so are Toxic Leaders. Just open any publication, website or newspaper (yes those still exist) and you are sure to come across some story of harassment, stamping on equality of rights, people being…

  • Career

    How to get promoted, fast.

    A question I often get asked, being in a senior leadership position, is “How can I get promoted?” Reading between the lines, the time frame that is requested is often … – like the next day. There is no silver-bullet…

  • Career

    How to ace that job interview

    You may have taken up the Chief Money Man’s recommendations and tips on how to write a C-Suite CV and thanks to a well-crafted document, you’ve just landed an interview for your dream job. Well done! You successfully opened the…

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    Career

    Strong hand, gentle grip: the conundrum of the CFO

    “There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau   Authentic leadership. Be yourself. Be a role model. Have a purpose. Work for your employees. Inspire…

  • Career

    Changing places: when changing jobs becomes a hobby.

    Changing jobs now-days seems about as common as changing your toothbrush. Depending on your dental hygiene, that can mean some pretty quick changes. According to Forbes, 21% of Millennials in 2016 switched jobs, compared to roughly 7% of gen Xers and other…

  • Career

    7 simple steps to great leadership

    “The best leader is one whose existence is barely known by the people.” – Lao Tzu How do you perceive and embody leadership? Nelson Mandela said, “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble…

  • Career

    How to write a C-Suite CV in 5 easy steps

    Most of the articles on this site have been focused on was to get ahead in your career, get a promotion, make money and build a portfolio. I’ve talked about diversification, managing the short term while looking to the long…

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    Career

    Got a toxic boss? Here’s how you handle that.

    People don’t leave companies, they leave people.   Most of us have had the experience of working for wonderful leaders. I’m not talking about the charismatic or visionary leaders, but the nice people. The ones that took an interest in…