Mind Your Own Business

Mind Your Own Business

Business is the activity of making one’s living or making money. Acumen is the ability to make good decisions.  Great organizational leaders are able to make great decisions about making money, they practice business acumen.    When we use the expression “Mind...
Five-Minute MBA

Five-Minute MBA

(This post was first published here on October 26, 2015.) In my last post I shared that we now open our teaching on business acumen with the simple belief that value wins the day. I wrote that it is critical that business leaders understand the basics of business even...
Time to Add Some Value

Time to Add Some Value

“Would you rather be overpaid or underpaid?” When Rodger first asked me this question years ago I immediately responded with overpaid. Josh was in grad school and we had just adopted our daughter. There wasn’t much wiggle room in our budget. Turns out that’s the wrong...
Five-Minute MBA

Five-Minute MBA

(This post is written for alumni of LEAD365, although all are welcome to read it.) In my last post I shared that we now open our teaching on business acumen with the simple belief that value wins the day. I wrote that it is critical that business leaders understand...