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Time: Protecting your irrecoverable asset

CFO Insights

Screening, scheduling, routinizing, and delegating are some of the ways new finance chiefs can protect their time and focus on the truly important items.

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Learn how to best protect your time and focus on the important things.

Deloitte’s research and insights from its CFO Transition LabTM sessions suggest there are three fundamental resources that executives must manage during a transition: time, talent, and relationships. Of the three, however, time is the one irrecoverable resource, one that should be prioritized and guarded during—and after—a transition.
 
As an incoming or newly promoted executive, you need to develop a clear sense of the organization’s priorities while keeping the existing engines running.
 
In this issue of CFO Insights, we discuss the macro strategies for managing your first six months as well as offer micro strategies for gaining control of your time going forward.

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Ajit Kambil

Ajit Kambil

Global Research Director, CFO Program

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