I recently participated in a CFO and Board retreat hosted by the Criticaleye peer-to-peer Board Community. I opened the session with a keynote and a Q&A session. Dialog from the session was captured in an article that was recently launched. The key points include:
- One of the critical skillsets of a future-facing CFO is an ability to unlearn
- Foresight means nothing if it can’t inform strategies
- The job of leaders is to envision possible futures
- It’s never been more important to take the future seriously in terms of the speed at which its coming towards us
It is encouraging the see the emphasis placed on understanding possible futures. That appreciation was ramping pre-pandemic and has accelerated since.