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Acumen Learning Awarded as a Top Leadership Partner at 2018 LEAD Awards

Press Release

OREM, UTAH — Acumen Learning, the world’s leading business acumen training organization, earned ninth out of more than 250 contestants in the “Top Leadership Partner” category of’s 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Awards. The top-five percent placement by the LEAD Awards, which have recognized the top leadership programs and organizations in yearly rankings for the last 35 years, supports Acumen Learning’s position as an industry-esteemed partner for customized business acumen training.

The prestigious award was accepted by Acumen Learning’s Chief Operating Officer, Brent Barclay, at the 2018 LEAD Awards gala in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Unlike professors and internal finance team trainers who complicate the subject matter, we focus our training on one thing: the participants,” said Barclay. “We feel honored to accept this award as a top leadership partner, and we see it as validation from our learning and development peers that our participant-centric focus is working.”

Along with the recognition as a top leadership partner, Acumen Learning received awards for its programs in the following categories:

  • Best First Time Manager

  • Best Sales Leadership

  • Best Store Management

  • Best Channel Partner

  • Best Use of Classroom and Traditional Training

  • Innovation in Deployment of Leadership

About Acumen Learning

If employees don’t know how their companies make money, how can they be trusted to set the right priorities and implement the right initiatives? They can’t! New York Times best-selling authors Kevin Cope and Stephen M. R. Covey founded the world’s leading business acumen training organization, Acumen Learning, to teach professionals about the business of their businesses. Since 2002, more than 500,000 business leaders in more than 35 countries and 22 of the Fortune 50 have counted on Acumen Learning to drive their business results through customized trainings.


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