Each time I read an article telling me to focus more and more on the future, I just roll my eyes. Continually, I’m reading that my peers and I need to be shifting our focus from the past to the future.
This advice is concerning and even misguided because we’re all different. Every person looks to the future, we just process and approach it differently. Accordingly, I believe some of you are past-based CFOs. Others are current-based CFOs. The rest of you are future-based CFOs. Don’t even think about changing who you are, just the desired outcomes.