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The Leadership Skill More Women Need

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“When organizations direct women toward resources that focus on the conventional advice that we've been hearing for over 40 years, there's a notable absence of advice that relates to business, strategic and financial acumen.”

Susan Colantuono, CEO and Founder of Leading Women

Being a valuable leader requires more than just soft skills in the business world. It's more than being admired, motivating, and communicating well with others — your success comes in being a key driver in the financial, strategic success of the business. Business acumen is increasingly the differentiator of impactful employees, but not necessarily a skill women are advised to gain.

"Everyone in your company should understand the business.“

Patty McCord, Chief Talent Officer