Chefs vs. Cooks: Applying a Problem Solving Approach to Public Finance
Within their organizations, GFOA believes finance officers should approach their jobs like chefs (innovating, experimenting, and strategizing), rather than like cooks (following a strict protocol to produce a pre-determined outcome). A finance officer who operates like a chef is well-positioned to lead an organization through different types of challenges, serving as a problem solver to best apply a range of skills across a variety of current demands. In this session, learn how you can change your approach to "cooking” to better leverage your skills, and increase your value to an organization.
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