San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
He’s counseled hundreds of Chief Financial Officers in managing their career. Now, Samuel Dergel, a director of the prestigious global retained executive search firm Stanton Chase, reveals his knowledge and insight into becoming a game-changing CFO in his new book, Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals (Wiley & Sons). With the premise that most CFOs possess the technical skills they need to perform their jobs, Dergel’s book tackles an equally important topic – leadership strategies.
Dergel is a Director of Stanton Chase and specializes in executive search for chief financial officers and senior financial executives. He is a member of the firm’s Global CFO/Financial Executive Specialization.
“Leadership ability influences every action a CFO initiates,” says Dergel, who actively blogs about issues facing the CFO at http://dergelcfo.com/blog. “Leadership skills provide successful CFOs with the edge to forge a successful career path, meaningfully contribute to their organization, and create positive impact in a global economy.”
In Guide to CFO Success, Dergel teaches current and aspiring CFOs how 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 internal and external business relationships.
- Build and develop a winning finance team, including succession planning.
“Leadership is the ‘secret sauce’ that takes a CFO’s technical skill and transforms it into an extraordinary gift,” says Dergel, a leading social media expert and speaker on the topic of the role of the CFO. “Leadership ability creates the difference between an acceptable CFO and an exceptional CFO. And no CFO I am aware of is satisfied with remaining ‘acceptable.’”
Using numerous real-world examples of successful and not-so-successful CFO strategies, Dergel takes the reader on a transformational adventure through which they will learn how to take responsibility for their career and success.
Paul Herrerias, Global Leader of the Stanton Chase CFO and Financial Executive Practice, says: “Samuel is a student of the CFO role, and shares his homework with us. Samuel’s sensitivity to both task and process comes through in this important treatise on how effective CFOs became successful, and how you can too. By studying what the best Chief Financial Officers do right, and meticulously interviewing those at the top, Samuel is able to codify skills and strategies that enhance a CFO’s career. You will want to read it, and then pass it on to your team supporting you.”
Advance praise for Dergel’s book has poured in from some of the top leaders in the industry.
“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,” says Mary Driscoll, Senior Research Fellow for Financial Management, APQC, a business research and benchmarking firm.
Bill Koefoed, Chief Financial Officer at Puppet Labs, says "Guide to CFO Success” addresses an unmet need in the market today. Inside, Samuel has written a blueprint for someone aspiring to be a great CFO. What makes a great CFO, you ask? Read this book!" says Mr. Koefoed was interviewed for this book while in his previous role as CFO at Skype, a division of Microsoft Corporation.
Readers can purchase Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals beginning March 17, available in the U.S. wherever books or e-books are sold or by visiting http://www.guidetocfosuccess.com.
About Samuel Dergel
Samuel Dergel has been successfully involved with executive search and consulting for more than 13 years. He began his career with Ernst & Young and went on to financial leadership roles in the manufacturing and technology sectors before joining the world of executive search. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, he founded and led two search and consulting firms focusing on senior financial executives. He is an active CPA, Chartered Accountant (Canada) as well as a Certified Personnel Consultant, and is a graduate of McGill University. His expertise in understanding the challenges that CFOs face and the needs of companies hiring them enables him to assist clients with hiring the most appropriate Chief Financial Officer. Dergel tracks CFO Movement across the United States every week on his CFO Moves Blog (http://www.cfomoves.com). Dergel can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter: @DergelCFO.
About Stanton Chase
Stanton Chase is a global retained executive search firm with 75 offices in 43 countries. For more information, visit http://www.stantonchase.com
For more information on Stanton Chase’s CFO/Financial executive specialization, visit http://www.stantonchase.com/functional-specializations/cfo-and-financial-executives/3287/