Understanding Business Skills & Benefits
Technical skills are important, but comprehensive business skills, which include a foundation of soft skills, are critical to successful execution of projects. Strategy Execution's business skills training courses will provide you with a holistic skill set and mindset to allow you to tackle problems, identify opportunities, and make key decisions to improve results.
No matter your role or industry, sharpening your business skills will allow you to master effective communication, budget and financial management, goal setting, critical thinking, and problem solving. Additionally, our business skills training will refine your negotiation techniques and help you manage organizational change. These skills will round out your business mindset and can be applied throughout your career in a multitude of settings.
Budget and Financial Management
After completing this course, you'll know how to gather, compile and prioritize financial data to develop, execute and manage a budget. You will also be better able to communicate financial and budgetary information, have greater confidence in assessing finances, and participate more effectively in the business decision-making process.
Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Performance
Do you find yourself with too little time—and with too few capable resources to do the work that needs to be done? Are resource or performance issues creating roadblocks or other's success? Imagine if you could apply proven techniques to assign work successfully and achieve the results you want— with the colleagues in the office, or around the world.
Communicating Up: Winning Strategies for Successful Executive Conversations
Getting face time with executives can be challenging. Getting your message across quickly to the executive in a clear, concise, and direct manner is where most people lose the game. Because our interactions with members of the C-suite and senior management can be limited, it is crucial that each conversation is professional and effective. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to practice and perfect demonstrated strategies and techniques for communicating effectively with top-level and senior executives.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
This course presents a structured approach for tackling problems, opportunities and decisions that will ultimately help you get better results—whether you are innovating, managing crises or planning for the future. The course addresses the five types of critical thinking needed in business environments: strategic thinking, tactical thinking, analytical thinking, innovative thinking and implicative thinking.
Establishing a Business Mindset
Expert knowledge is prized in today’s business environment. Without it, businesses cannot compete in the global marketplace. But in today’s business world, deep technical knowledge is not enough—especially as you move up the ranks. Your technical knowledge must be complemented by business acumen— general knowledge of the “rules of engagement” in business.
Without communication skills, your technical capabilities simply aren’t worth as much as they could be. Even the best ideas, strategies and work plans must be effectively communicated to have value. In our information-overloaded business world, being heard and getting what you need is more challenging than ever.
Taking Charge of Organizational Change
Are you experiencing anxiety or uncertainty stemming from a merger, acquisition, outsourcing, plant or base closure, staffing change or some other organization change? Too often, change initiatives fail because of poor planning, resistance to change, and lack of vision and communication. With constant change occurring in most organizations, a better understanding of how organizational changes come about, how they are planned, and the challenges inherent in the change process will facilitate smoother transitions and organizational effectiveness.