Posts Categorized: CitySpeak Blog Podcast Video

New CFO – Where do You Start?

OK so you’re the new guy… Where do you start? Read below or click here to watch video You walk into a new job as a CFO, Finance Director, or related position. On your first week, you find out the books are behind, way behind, the audits are delinquent, and your organization is about to… Read More »

3 Reasons why Finance Directors get fired.

There are three main reasons why finance directors, CFOs, and other top financial and accounting professionals get fired in their organizations.  Read below or watch video One. Management skills. You need to learn to delegate, communicate, and manage the expectations of your superiors and the stakeholders of your organization. “Let everybody and God know when… Read More »

Professionals Spend Time with Your Dad

Professionals Who Make Time For their Dad Have No Regrets at their Deathbed.  Watch video Today’s MuniTemps CitySpeak article is to remind all of my colleagues of how important it is that we all make time in our busy professional lives to spend time with our dads. As I told you a couple of weeks… Read More »

Can your EGO get in the way of a REORG at work?

Today’s “Motivational Monday” LinkedIn post shares the lessons learned from a REORG (reorganization) at a City government organization when I was the Director of Finance in 2005. Watch video It was quite frustrating to me, back then, when the REORG required that I work through a new level of management. Previously I could go directly… Read More »

Too Old to Land City CFO Job?

I had a dream an H.R. Director turned me down for a Finance Director interview at her City.  Click to watch This was just a dream, but in my dream, I empathized with the H.R. Director as she sheepishly had to use legal means to explain why I was not a good fit for their… Read More »

Work-Life Balance…It’s All You!

Work-Life Balance: Click to watch video or listen to audio: A colleague on LinkedIn recently suggested I should speak about work-life balance and how I achieved it during the 47 years of my working life. The bottom line of this CitySpeak blog post article is that it’s all you! What does the plane stewardess tell… Read More »