You and I both know plenty of bright colleagues and peers who have years of experience and know everything there is to know about their particular function — HR, operations, marketing, sales, engineering, or some other role — but who would rather have a root canal than to have to give an opinion or interpretation of the company's latest financial results.
Established in 1951 in the aftermath of World War II, Japan Airlines came to symbolize Japan's post war recovery with this aspiring mission statement: We will not only transport people and goods to their respective destinations safely and on time, but will also bring peoples, their cultures and their hearts closer together as our contribution to world peace and prosperity.
Harvard Business Review recently described that business competition used to be like traditional theater, where the actors had clearly defined roles, and the customers paid for their tickets and passively watched what takes place on stage.
Employers like Google, Microsoft, American Express, and GE to name just a few, are increasingly looking to hire people with business acumen — and it's not just the finance departments that are looking for business savvy employees.
The SHRM 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition featured more than 150 breakout sessions featuring leading experts speaking on some of the most important HR topics, including talent management, legislative compliance, strategic HR practices, and global HR issues.
We deliver business acumen training live and in-person for the majority of our clients, but our newest Business Acumen client is Cisco and in true Cisco fashion, we're delivering the training virtually using Cisco's WebEx platform.
Acumen Learning is pleased to announce that CEO Kevin Cope and President Ben Cook will both be presenting sessions at the 2018 SHRM conference in Chicago on June 17-19, 2018, alongside keynote speakers Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and NY Times Bestselling author and professor Adam Grant.