What skills does a serial FD need to have?
What do I mean by serial CFO or FD? Someone that is not limited to one sector or industry and that moves around at a very senior Finance level between organisations over several years.
The crucial ingredients are to be agile, to love learning & continuous challenges.
I asked him about the crucial ingredients:
❇️The ability to transform frustrations, or not understanding something into a positive like learning something new, solving a new challenge or supporting someone to add value (positive mindset).
❇️Always being curious to learn. Understanding that we might not be good at it yet, but that we can still learn and develop (displaying a learning and growth mindset).
❇️Nurturing relationships at all levels in organisations. Being able to learn from everyone, interact with anyone and see their innate value.
❇️Blending different skills to ensure success, e.g. digital- vs traditional ways of doing things.
Do you need to be more agile and have a learning approach in your role❓
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