How It Works


Support Business Leaders

Talent development and capability building are on every leader’s radar screen, and business acumen is a central theme. Executives want employees to think and act like business strategists as they contribute to the success of the company.

The Business Acumen Institute was created to support business leaders in their quest to develop a solid portfolio of strategically-minded business people.

We work with the world’s leading organizations to cultivate business acumen through our four-dimensional professional development program, including:

  • Business Acumen Assessment
  • The Business Acumen Handbook
  • Business Acumen Workshop
  • Professional Development Action Plan

The Business Acumen Self-Assessment

The business acumen self-assessment is a profile tool made up of 36 questions across seven groups. It’s designed to help participants understand areas of business acumen that they need to cultivate. Program participants are given access to this assessment upon enrollment and are encouraged to measure their level of business acumen.

The Business Acumen Workshop

The Business Acumen Workshop is designed to help business people:

  • Master the business building blocks that include people, processes, and products
  • Leverage financial concepts to solve problems and make decisions
  • Develop a performance-oriented mindset to deliver business results

The Business Acumen Handbook

Each participant will benefit when they use the Business Acumen Handbook as an adjunct to the Business Acumen Workshop. This top-selling business book guides you across the corporate terrain as you gain an appreciation for the interconnectedness of all parts of the business, how to process reams of data, collaborate with others, and contribute to the strategic goals of the firm.