“When organizations direct women toward resources that focus on the conventional advice that we've been hearing for over 40 years, there's a notable absence of advice that relates to business, strategic and financial acumen.”
Susan Colantuono, CEO and Founder of Leading Women
Being a valuable leader requires more than just soft skills in the business world. It's more than being admired, motivating, and communicating well with others — your success comes in being a key driver in the financial, strategic success of the business. Business acumen is increasingly the differentiator of impactful employees, but not necessarily a skill women are advised to gain.
If you're a leader looking to advance your career, you need business acumen training.
Ted Talk, November 2013
”Everyone in your company should understand the business.“
Patty McCord, Chief Talent Officer
Imagine if women seeking advancement had the perspective of their CEO. They could be trusted to make better, smarter business decisions in-line with the strategy of company executives. It's all a matter of understanding the bigger picture. As Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, said, "what all businesses need [is] business acumen and an understanding of how to balance the creative side with how businesses really work."
If you want to know how your business really works, begin with our online training.
Ted Talk, February 2019
”I think every employee wants to make a difference. If you can help people really understand where a company is headed, how it measures success, as well as how they can impact that success, you find that they're much more engaged in the business.“
Kevin Cope, Founder of Acumen Learning
You can be functionally brilliant in your role, but disconnected on how you impact company results. When you're clear on how you can improve the strategy laid down by your executives, you're an essential, valuable member of your company. Women need this sort of training.
At Acumen Learning, we strive to make functional leaders into business leaders with our world-class business acumen training. Learn to think, talk, and impact the metrics important to your executives.