Raising the Talent Bar
Business Acumen As a Key Leadership Competency
PARADIGM LEARNING, INC.
In This Chapter
- Definition of business acumen.
- Why business acumen is a critical managerial skill.
- How an organization can improve managers’ business acumen.
- Sample financial questions managers should be able to answer.
Too many managers today—at all leadership levels—lack a solid foundation of business acumen. Without it, they can’t accurately assess the competitive landscape and connect their day-to-day decisions and actions with key financial and strategic performance goals. As a result, business acumen training is becoming a vital component of workforce learning and development and is finding its way into management curricula at leading ...