Leaders rely on business people to see the big picture and get things done. They want mindset and mojo, all in one! The problem is that all business people aren’t wired that way, and that’s where The Business Acumen Handbook comes in. The main idea behind The Business Acumen Handbook is to help managers understand the pillars of their company’s business and to operate more effectively and efficiently. Readers will be able to:
Most business people will encounter a situation where money needs to be invested in the business. Investments might involve the expansion of capacity, a new product, to enter a new market., or any investment that will impact the performance of the company. A business case qualitatively and quantitatively rationalizes an investment while considering elements that capture the current situation, proposed solutions, and economic outcomes. It offers a common way to rationalize investments and to help emerging leaders establish credibility.
This book explains the purpose of a business case, and how to assemble a business case for presentation to management.
Believe it or not, every decision you make requires a strategic context. Sometimes, our decisions consider the needs of the moment, not the overall needs of the business. For leaders and managers who need to fine-tune their approach to strategy formulation, strategic planning, and strategic thinking, this book is for you. You’ll learn that strategic planning isn’t a once-a-year exercise; it requires ongoing processing of the right data so that every decision you make counts and can help the company achieve its goals. The book offers a step-by-step guide so you can think like a strategist and act with the agility of an entrepreneur.
With so many books on leadership, it’s hard to figure out what’s best. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to your own professional development. If you’d like to have an easy to digest guideline for how you might raise the bar in your own leadership development, you can use this book as an investment in your portfolio of skills. Each of the ten steps included in this book come with three unique suggestions that you can consider along your own leadership journey – that’s 30 key “how-to” suggestions!
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