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Building Business Acumen® Executive Overview

Turn Your Leaders into Business Leaders

Research from Harvard reveals that 95% of employees lack awareness or understanding of their company's financial strategy. This alarming gap is a problem worth fixing, and we're here to help. With a track record of successful business acumen development initiatives, and having partnered with 34 Fortune 50 companies, our expertise ensures your workforce gains the knowledge and skills essential for strategic alignment and success.



Customization is crucial in business acumen training. By addressing key drivers steering your business, our training becomes not only relevant but directly impactful. This personalized strategy enhances engagement, fostering a profound understanding of how acquired skills can be applied practically to drive success within your unique business landscape.

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Polls, voting, breakouts, teach-backs, gamification, Socratic discussions, and case studies inspire learners to have an immediate and lasting impact on business results. We make business and finance, dare we say, fun.



Our Acumen in Action Learning Portal, peer coaching, Monthly Earnings Calls, job aids, 7-30-90-day follow-up, and team activities help graduates practice and perfect their business acumen throughout their careers.


Acumen In Action Portal

The #1 Leadership Skill is Business Acumen

Our customized Building Business Acumen® course will help any professional from any industry, understand the big picture of their business, align decisions to corporate strategy, break down communication barriers, take advantage of opportunities to grow, and much more. You simply can't be a great business leader without it.

✔︎ Leadership Development

+  Decision-Making
+  Strategy Execution
+  Effective Communication
+  Financial Literacy
+  Continuous Improvement
+  CPE, SHRM, & HRCI Accreditation
+  Employee Resource Groups

✔︎ Alignment Across Teams

+  Shared Goals and Objectives
+  Cross-Functional Collaboration
+  Holistic Business Understanding
+  Breaking Down Silos
+  ​Common Language and Mindset

✔︎ Risk Management and Adaptability

+  Agility and Adaptability
+  Financial Risk Assessment
+  Proactive Approach to Market Changes
+  Innovation Culture
+  Preparedness for Uncertainties

✔︎ Engagement & Performance

+  Connect Margin and Mission
+  Culture of Accountability
+  Empowerment Through Skills
+  Career Development and Advancement
+  Enhanced Job Satisfaction
+  Increased Productivity and Efficiency

Partners Include 34 Fortune 50 Companies

“I can't say enough about Acumen Learning… They are the kind of vendor everyone loves not just because of the product they deliver, but because of how they partner with their customers to ensure a great experience for everyone.”

Scott Knutson
Leadership & Organizational Development 

“I would highly recommend this training. The presenters were amazing, easy to follow, and quite engaging. The content was clear and relevant. The course was modified to meet our business needs and I'm pleased with what was delivered. Great job!”

Melissa Anderson
Executive Director

“Kevin and the team did an outstanding job with us for the Business Acumen training. Very insightful and at a good pace. …we did it virtually and it went off without a hitch. Highly recommended and thanks to Kevin again!”

DeWayne Addison
Enterprise Account Executive

We Wrote the Book on Business Acumen

There's only one #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller dedicated to the subject of business acumen — we wrote it. Called an MBA in under 180 pages, Seeing the Big Picture captures the basic principles of our customized business acumen training.

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"Many of us (myself included!) work hard to equip leaders and employees with the essentials for business vitality – no one has done so with more fidelity, clarity, and precision than Kevin Cope. The wonderfully accessible tools in this book are the first investment any leader must make to build a sustainably competitive enterprise."

Joseph Grenny, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Crucial Conversations and Change Anything

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