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Barry Smotherman: Managing A Successful Career When You’re a Financial Executive

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Barry Smotherman has an extensive career in energy and entrepreneurial organizations, both as a CFO and consultant. Barry exemplifies the core values that enable any employee to succeed: excellence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. He addresses ways to tap the job market for the best opportunities and how to navigate organizational transitions. His philosophy is get organized, have a plan and execute it. Some of the lessons he highlights:

  • Prepare ahead of time and think through the eventual process
  • Have a real sense of urgency
  • Listen and then listen some more
  • Don’t be intimidated by difficult odds
  • The best people get things done with A players

For more from Barry Smotherman, listen to the entire show.

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