Strategic Human Capital Insights

"Spanning Generations As We Journey Ahead," from the book, The Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women.

Posted by Joanne Flynn

4/29/17 9:00 AM

Joanne Flynn, Managing Director and Founder of Phoenix Strategic Performance, recently co-authored the book, “The Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women.” Her 3-part chapter of the book entitled, “Spanning Generations as We Journey Ahead,” focuses on the issues of women in the workforce over the past 50 years, looking at what has changed, what has not, and what women can do to move their careers forward.

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Topics: Women in Business, Business Acumen

Business Acumen: Take A Business Trip to the Factory Floor

Posted by Joanne Flynn

12/8/15 2:30 PM

This is the second blog in in our Business Acumen blog series. In case you missed the other blog, you can 
view it here.

Business Acumen can create business synergy that can and does
drive efficiency and profits through the roof.

How many employees are encouraged and/or motivated to take the time, or are guided by their manager, to learn the business beyond their own function?  With everyone so busy doing their ‘day jobs’, that mentality is more often the exception rather than the rule. 

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Topics: Business Acumen

Business Acumen: Do Your Employees Really Know Your Business?

Posted by Joanne Flynn

12/2/15 11:30 AM

The Need For Business Acumen is Critical


It’s Time To Take the Business Acumen Leadership Challenge

Rate your employees on their business acumen. And you can’t say that their job isn’t important enough. Every employee, in every job, should have an understanding of your business, as a business. 

Your employees come to work everyday. They sit at their desks and look busy. That’s the way it should be, right? ‘Busyness’ has become the new performance metric.

The Case For Business Acumen – Thrive and Survive

Just because employees come to work and are busy, doesn’t mean they really understand the ‘business of your business’.  And, this is no indictment of employees. As work has become more specialized and technical, employees are often judged by their functional skills alone. Accountants are judged for their accounting skills, and technology employees for their knowledge of technology. That sounds reasonable, right?  That might be fine in businesses that are not living in a hyper-competitive world. But if you think this is the current work environment, you are living in a time warp of denial.

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Topics: Business Acumen

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