Why Your News  Hires Needs Business Skills

By Robert Brodo | Apr 4, 2017 8:26:16 AM

5 suggestions on what new hires should be able to do when starting a new job

In my work designing, developing, and delivering award-winning Business Acumen learning journeys I am continuously reminded by clients of one of their biggest talent development conundrums; “How do we get our incredibly gifted and bright new hires to have a foundational idea about business, what we do, and how to impact results?”

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Five Business Acumen Tips for 2016

By Robert Brodo | Dec 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The velocity of change is increasing.  As we all know, it is a 24/7 global business world and the expectations have never been higher.  Are you ready for 2016?  Business leaders and shareholders expect stronger performance and organizations need even more advanced business acumen skills to survive (let alone thrive).  Based on our experiences and predictions, here are five business acumen tips for 2016:

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3 to better Business Acumen Based Selling

By Robert Brodo | Nov 19, 2015 9:35:44 AM

Over the past few years, many business organizations have evolved their selling approach by moving from a “Consultative Selling” approach to “Challenger Selling” approach.  A Challenger-type sales person is supposed to deeply understand and “challenge” the customer’s business approach by presenting solutions that customers don’t know they need yet.

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3 Business Acumen Skills Needed to Repair a Brand During a Crisis

By Robert Brodo | Nov 16, 2015 11:44:05 AM

Setting and flawlessly executing a business strategy is extremely difficult under the best of circumstances; it’s even harder and perhaps close to impossible if your business is having a crisis. Over the past few years, hundreds of companies have experienced some sort of business-related crisis that has impacted their brand equity, including Chrysler, Toyota, Taco Bell, Jet Blue, Apple, and FIFA.

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Five Questions to Test Your Business Acumen Skills

By Robert Brodo | Nov 16, 2015 9:19:09 AM

Increasing Total Shareholder Return (TSR). Driving Economic Profit. Smoothing Working Capital. Generating Free Cash Flow. Choosing the right blue ocean. Navigating the VUCA world. “New logos” added to the sales win report.

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