Johan Olsson

Essential leadership traits of a modern CFO

A Talk by Johan Olsson (CFO, Volvo UK)

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About this Talk

This session takes a holistic look at the key traits finance leaders need to lead and succeed in the modern workforce. From coaches, amazing leaders and experts this session takes a deep dive into what's needed to be a leader. 

Psychological Safety - More than a leadership buzzword or hyped trend, creating an environment where people feel included, safe to contribute and safe to challenge the status quo, can have amazing impacts on innovation, team engagement and the bottom line. How do we as finance leaders cultivate this environment? 

Authentic leadership - Over 50% of finance employees tell us they feel afraid to take a calculated risk* showing up as an authentic leader, sharing vulnerability and sharing failures as well as successes empowers the modern workforce and facilitates a culture of physiological safety.

Empathy - When you understand your people, you fuel motivation and empower creativity. It's an essential trait of a finance leader. Can empathy be learned? 

GENai Mindset - How we adapt to GENai and use it is going to mean a new type of mindset, one that is both open to opportunity, but also error and failure and a more scientific approach to business. Can we learn to be a bit wrong all the time?

21 May 2024, 01:30 PM

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

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About The Speakers

Johan Olsson

Johan Olsson

CFO, Volvo UK