When Mark McCaffrey first stepped into the CFO role at GoDaddy, he was expecting a world that was on the brink of reopening after the pandemic. However, as the lockdown continued, he found his leadership adaptability skills being tested daily.
The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership
One of the key takeaways from our discussion with CFO McCaffrey was his emphasis on self-awareness in leadership. Inside The Mentoring Round, we asked McCaffrey where along his CFO career path he acquired his mandate to strive to be self aware. His answer may surprise certain professional peers – but perhaps not those who know him best. For McCaffrey a key aspect of leadership is acknowledging mistakes and showing vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, but rather essential elements for growth and better decision-making. – Jack Sweeney