Demonstrate Business Acumen

Your acumen for business is the basic understanding of how your organization, and the industry it operates in, works. Learning about your organization’s products or services, how your competitors compare, and industry trends is knowledge that can set you apart from your colleagues. Knowing your organization is critical. But what specifically do you need to know, and how do you gain that knowledge and experience? Start with understanding what it is going to take to lead for success. For example, do you know what is valued in your organization? What behaviors, beliefs, and actions underlie your organization’s ...

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