Introduction to Business Acumen Institute

Our Mission

Why is business acumen so important? Because the core capabilities that build managerial and leadership bench strength needs to shift from those who are functional specialists to people who have the cross-organizational cognizance, to see things from a broader perspective, and to take considered action that produces optimal outcomes.
With this, the imperative is to develop the next generation of strategic-thinking, results-oriented, entrepreneurially minded leaders to fulfill any organization’s strategic intent.  Business Acumen Institute works with mid-to-large-sized complex companies, across industries, and around the world with a suite of assessments, courses, books, podcasts, and other resources that can help you create the leaders of the future.

Our Team

The Business Acumen Institute’s facilitators are specialists in business, management, and leadership, having earned their credibility from the results they attained in some of the world’s most complex companies.

Steven Haines

Founder & CEO

Steven Haines

Founder & CEO

Author of several bestselling business books, and an energetic public speaker

James Luizzi

James Luizzi

Subject Matter Expert & Facilitator

James Luizzi

Subject Matter Expert & Facilitator

Internationally recognized business leader, speaker, and facilitator.

JJ Rorie Business Acumen Institute Vice President

JJ Rorie

Subject Matter Expert & Facilitator

JJ Rorie

Subject Matter Expert & Facilitator

Experienced business executive and motivational trainer and speaker.