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Building your Business IQ

GK# 4515

Course Overview


In today's complex business environment leaders are faced everyday with making decisions about how to maximize their time, productivity, and business results. Making good decisions requires not only effective time management and judgment, but also an in-depth knowledge of your organization's business model and strategy and the ability to understand how you contribute to the bottom line. The challenge is that most leaders lack the business understanding required to make decisions from a business perspective.


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What You'll Learn

  • Applying practical tools and models to improve the outcomes of your decisions
  • Using a nine-part template to describe your organization's business model
  • Measuring business performance
  • Financial terms that explain how your organization makes money
  • Team contribution to business performance


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1. Business Literacy

  • The Business Model
  • The Strategic Planning Process
  • The Strategic Vision Framework
  • The Balanced Scorecard and KPIs

2. Financial Acumen

  • Financial Statements
  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Financial Ratios

3. Summary


Perform Phase

  • Introduction
  • Suggested Activities



Prework for this course should be completed one week in advance and brought to class.


Who Should Attend


Leaders at all levels—vice presidents, directors, managers, and supervisors

Follow-On Courses

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 1 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day

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