Why DIY Business Acumen will Fail You

Season #1

WHY DIY Business Acumen Will Fail You

Imagine that you have just bought the perfect piece of furniture from Ikea and you open the box and in front of you are pieces of wood and screws and screwdrivers and nuts and bolts in the dozens and you frantically search within the packaging And you cannot find the instruction manual. Imagine how frustrated you'd feel if that were to happen.

This is a little bit like trying the do it yourself approach to developing or enhancing your business acumen. Without an organizing model, it's really difficult to make use of the literally millions of pieces of information that will come at you if you do a search, or the dozens of tips that you will get if you ask AI how to develop your business acumen.

Let's say you do a search on, "How do I develop business acumen?" or "Tips on business acumen for women."

The returns are literally impossible to sort through to find actual value and only a tiny number of them provide any kind of organizing structure, framework, or model.


Even AI Is Not Your Friend

If you ask AI for tips on how to develop business acumen, or tips for women on how to develop business acumen. You will get advice that has nothing to do with business acumen and which frankly panders to stereotypes about women.

Here are a few that have come up across multiple AI platforms:

Network. Well, without an organizing principle, or a model, or that famed instruction guide for what is business acumen, how will I know who are the right people to engage inside my network and what are the right conversations to have with those people?

Have Work/Life Balance. This piece of AI generated advice frankly blew my mind. Are you kidding me? What the heck does work life balance have to do with acquiring and demonstrating business acumen?

Absolutely nothing.

Continue learning was another tip. Oh, great. Without a model of what I should be learning, how the heck do I efficiently enhance my business acumen?


I could go on, but you get my point.


These illustrate the reason why I'm deeply grateful that earlier in my career, I discovered a unifying model that I have shared with thousands of women like you that they have then used to great effect in their careers.


What's A Woman to Do?

I am delighted and honored to announce my new Build Business Acumen course here inside of Be Business Savvy.

If you want to efficiently develop or enhance and demonstrate your business acumen, I invite you to register for Build Business Acumen.

You'll get:

  • An actionable definition of business acumen.
  • That unifying framework with which you can take many different steps to continuously expand your business acumen as you grow in your career.
  • A tool to enable you to effectively demonstrate your business acumen. A tool that will grow with you as you grow in your career.
  • A strong foundation for developing financial and strategic acumen.


I've designed Build Business Acumen for busy, ambitious, career oriented women like you.

  • It's delivered in bite sized chunks that are 10 minutes or less.

    It's packaged as two different modules, one for developing business acumen or enhancing it, and another for demonstrating it.
  • You can take the mini lessons within each module at your own pace.
  • It's supported with live teaching. Meetups, one at the end of each module.

We have a chat capacity, so as you're going along, you can send questions that I will either answer uniquely to you, or if they are of broader general interest, I'll answer in the live meetup or in the chat.

And you have access to this material for as long as it exists. This matters because as you grow in your career, it's useful to come back to this model and refresh it for your new level or your new part of the business. And I want to make this a lifetime tool for you.

So, click the button below, slide on over and read more about the program, and I do hope to see you there.  


Although the content is proven, this is the first time Build Business Acumen is being offered in this format. That's why you'll be able to register at a limited time only Inaugural Price.


Take advantage by registering here. 

The deadline is 11:59 PM EST on 15 February.


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Podcast produced and original theme music by Megan Tuck www.megantuckaudio.com