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The Traits of Today's CFO by Ron Rael

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STEP 6½: IMPROVE BY MAKING A COMMITMENT

A dream can become real only after you make an emotional commitment to the dream

If you want to be promoted or take on more influential responsibilities, you must make a commitment to apply what you have learned. If you are still unconvinced that you need to improve what you do and how you do it, this final step may very well persuade you that the world of accounting is changing dramatically.

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

  • take the last step toward improving your role.

  • explain to your team how the world of accounting is changing.

  • utilise other resources available to you.

  • employ the Plus/Delta to document what works and what needs improvement.

GROWING PAINS

As you come to the end of this book, you may begin to feel overwhelmed by what is required to transform into a Key Financial Strategist. Please realise that many others have gone before you and have successfully made the transition to redefine their role. The best place to start is with a personal commitment to improve and grow. The pain of change that you may be feeling comes from your own ego, and is something that you must deal with and not ignore.

This chapter contains best practices for you to use in your commitment to grow out of your job. Just as the quote at the beginning of this chapter reminds us that there is a difference between a dream and a goal, keep in mind that your commitment is integral to this process.

Despite any trepidation that you may feel, ...

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