#310: Soft Skills for Finance Executives with Ronald Huamán Hilario

Our Guest Mentor:                                                        

RONALD HUAMÁN HILARIO is Director of Experiential Learning at Start Skills, a soft skills-oriented workplace for finance professionals in Perú. He is a business professor at ESAN Graduate School of Business and author in the FP&A Trends Group. 

He has been the Global Head of Group Reporting at large mining organizations across Latin America and has facilitated the optimization of accounting processes through digital tools and design thinking 

Ronald holds an ACCA Diploma, Masters in Corporate Finance and is based out of Peru 

Key Quotes From the Episode: 

[On mixing hard and soft skillsthe key secret is to blend it … because the only way to be a keynote professional is to have a high standard level in technical with high standard in soft skills.” [05:26] 

[On the importance of building connectionsThe more informed I am the more business insights I have. [12:30] 

(Other resources and how to connect with Ronald below). 

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Key Points From the Episode:

Why it’s important to eat frogs and focus on the critical matters. 

Why improving soft skills is a bit like learning new music and why it’s important to blend hard and soft skills to be a keynote professional 

The importance of a growth mindset to remain relevant and ahead of technology. 

Why we should be collaborating more and building connections with empathy even virtually 

Stamped Show Notes 

[02:45 Ronald shares his career journey.   

[03:59 How Finance Executives can access better softer skills and the importance of arranging an event in developing them. 

[04:57] – Why improving soft skills is a bit like learning new music and why it’s important to blend hard and soft skills to be a keynote professional. 

[07:09] – The importance of a growth mindset to remain relevant and ahead of technology 

[08:19– Why it’s important to eat frogs and focus on the critical matters. 

[09:30] – The importance of the 4Ps to prepare ourselves for the future and ensure we’re on the right path. 

[11:32] – Why we should be collaborating more and building connections with empathy even virtually. 

[13:02] – Priorities help ensure we work on the right insights. 

[13:53] – The best advice that Ronald every received. 

[14:10] – Ronald recommends some books and documentaries to check out. 

[17:17] – Best way to connect with Ronald. 

[17:55] – Ronald’s parting thoughts. 

Resources Mentioned: 

Book: The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results: Achieve your goals with one of the world’s bestselling success book by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan  | 25 Apr 2014 Paperback  https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-bestselling/dp/1848549253 

Documentary: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCv29JKmHNY 

Connect with today’s guest: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldshuaman/ 

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