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Eyeing the Corner Office: Five things CFOs look for in the talent they groom to replace them

Friday, April 1, 2011

“Never compromise on ethics or integrity. It is highly unlikely your career can recover from an ethical lapse,” says James R. Walker, Jr., CFO for Walch Education and a member of the IMA’s board of directors. Walker believes that it’s the responsibility of the C-suite to set the ethical and professional tone of an organization, therefore leading by example. When he considers potential successors to his role, he looks for competence, confidentiality and credibility. However, “I look for integrity first,” he says, “then the technical competence and the ability to gain credibility with others. I can teach or mentor someone on the latter two, but integrity cannot be taught”... Read More

Carolyn Tang Kmet – Insight Magazine