Place Trust in Others | Dan Crumb, CFO, Kansas City Chiefs

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your CFO career?

“For me, there has never been a time when I wished that someone had told me this or that, because I’ve always looked at every opportunity as sort of a blank canvas. As soon as I get started in a new position, I’m instantly collaborating and finding out what I need to find out. So, it’s about getting a lot of valuable information on the front end.

“The habit I have that I’ve used throughout my life and career is trust. I place trust in the people with whom I work, and it is really a two-way street. They have to trust that I’m taking them down the right path and that I’m going to give them the resources they need. I’m a trusting person, and to me, trust is a principle that I have embraced. I have found that it has suited me well as a foundational habit.” –Dan Crumb

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