As CFO, you’re the acknowledged expert in your organisation’s finances. People listen to your expertise. And under you is a team of highly technical finance specialists, and they represent you in discussions right across the organisation.
Unfortunately, their expertise doesn’t always command the same attention as yours.
And it’s because they approach discussion with a technicians’ mindset:
They explain problems and point out mistakes, rather than helping create a solution.
They patrol rather than partner. They want financial rules to be followed, regardless of whether that prevents a positive outcome.
They explain technical concepts in a way that others can’t quite follow. Or they can’t quite make the benefit of their plans clear.
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