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CFO Insights: From controlling to coaching - How will you lead in an age of turbulence?

Published on: Apr 20, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic charging toward them, companies had little choice but to lunge into the future. As participants in a forced experiment, finance executives had to conceive quick strategic pivots, rethinking fundamental elements of their company’s operating model and assessing the tradeoffs necessary to increase flexibility.

Now, with companies starting to bounce back from the pandemic, CFOs can see all-too-clearly how much their duties—and their teams—have changed. In Deloitte’s North American CFO Signals™ survey for the first quarter of 2021, for example, slightly more than three-quarters of CFOs expect more of their finance work will be completed remotely post-pandemic.

To thrive in this changed environment, CFOs will need to equip their teams—and themselves—with tools to boost preparedness.

In this edition of CFO Insights, we’ll explore how finance leaders can break away from mindsets that may have paid off in static, predictable environments and embrace new leadership capabilities that borrow from different disciplines, such as psychology, design, and cultural anthropology.

This publication was released by our US firm.

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