Engineering and Professional Services Firm Enhances Leadership While Partnering with Acumen Learning
OREM, Utah – September 4, 2023
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A leading global engineering and professional services firm has joined forces with Acumen Learning to enhance its business acumen and leadership capabilities within their leaders.
In a highly competitive industry, this large organization understands the importance of equipping its leaders with the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of their field. This strategic collaboration proves the firm’s dedication to prepare mid-level managers for senior and executive-level leadership roles while emphasizing the need for a balanced understanding of the business aspects of their industry.
The attendees included individuals in the engineering department, sales leaders, HR professionals, finance and accounting experts, and IT leaders. The session placed a strong emphasis on enhancing the skills of their functionally brilliant employees and assisting them in achieving a blend of their technical proficiency and business acumen. As the firm strives for continued success, this partnership with Acumen Learning underscores its dedication to cultivating well-rounded leaders who can navigate the intricate intersection of technical expertise and business acumen.
The initial training received overwhelming praise, with a remarkable 92 Net Promoter Score. Participants expressed their satisfaction and eagerness for more sessions in the coming year, signaling a strong commitment to personal and professional growth.
Acumen Learning is excited to continue expanding its reach into the engineering and professional services sector. This partnership adds another industry-leading company to our portfolio, solidifying its reputation as a trusted provider of business acumen and strategy training across diverse sectors.
“It was very very informative and very relevant. Literally one of the best trainings on business I have ever taken.”
“It was very informative. Something I will take back to my teams and try to use on a more regular basis.”
“It was a great overview on the financial drivers from a high level and made it relatable and tied to our statements and leadership expectations from managers.”
“I really enjoyed it. I’ve never had a course like this and learned so much. Learning about financials really helped me to better understand why we focus on DL, utilization, DSO... these often seem like all we hear about, which is tough when you feel like you’re working so hard. Finding other ways to motivate staff as to why we’re focused on it will be important...and I think I now have the starting blocks to do that.”
“This was a VERY helpful course and hit all the high points of what I needed to know and also gave me context for where they fit into leadership’s view of things and growth plans for our firm.”
“It’s gratifying to witness the participants commitment to honing their business acumen and leadership skills," says Acumen Learning's Senior Financial consultant, Monty Magleby. "I love helping these functionally brilliant leaders hone in their business acumen. Our partnership aims to empower these exceptional individuals with a well-rounded understanding of their industry and I look forward to supporting their journey toward personal and professional growth.”
About Acumen Learning
Founded in 2002, Acumen Learning's highly customized business acumen and sales training programs have helped organizations develop employees who are more engaged, efficient, and effective in their work. To further support its mission, Acumen Learning published, Seeing the Big Picture – Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company, in 2012 which quickly became a #1 Wall Street Journal and a New York Times bestseller. More than 20 years later, Acumen Learning has been trusted by more than 200 organizations on six continents to help employees understand how their company makes money, and to take real steps towards improving that process.