Adjust Your Mindset and Become More Business Savvy Today

StrategyDriven Professional Development Article |Business Savvy|Adjust Your Mindset and Become More Business Savvy TodayYou know better than anybody that getting distracted happens far too easily these days. We create such a busy schedule for ourselves that we become overwhelmed and overworked, so our productivity levels slow down dramatically. You want to learn to adjust your mindset and become more business savvy right now. Whether you’re focusing working well in a team or you want to expand upon a new business idea, there are so many ways to improve your focus. Consider some of the following techniques and you will soon be able to open your eyes to new methods of success.

Always Look Out for Opportunities

All savvy, business minded people will keep their eyes open for new opportunities whenever they can. It is not uncommon for something beneficial to pass you by, because you weren’t paying attention, so start being more alert. You might have been exposed to a business broker opportunity recently, but you didn’t take the time to learn about the benefits. Of course it is natural to want to focus on your own business goals, but you shouldn’t pass up any golden opportunity to make money and enhance your career.

Never Stop Learning

Being open minded and willing to learn will make you a great business person some day. Even the savviest and smartest of entrepreneurs are open to taking courses, attending events and reading new studies. You should never assume you know everything about your industry, especially when there are emerging competitors coming onto the scene every single day. You need to remain a fountain of knowledge and learn as much as you can about your trade. You will only be able to reach your full potential if you are open minded and willing to take on new information regularly.

Write Down Your Goals

If you want to enter the world of business one day, you need to understand your own goals. When you have the ability to focus on the task at hand and chase your dreams, you will be much more focused. Writing down your goals is the best way to create a tangible action plan that you will actually be able to stick to, so why not give it a go?

Take Advice From Others

It is so important to be a good listener when you run a business. Taking advice from other people can be invaluable, so always take the time to talk to experts from your industry. They will be able to give you a whole host of information you might not have known.

Being focused won’t come easily to everybody, especially when you already have a lot on your plate. It takes plenty of hard work and dedication to get to where you want to be in the business world, but that doesn’t mean you need to stress yourself out. It is quite easy to adjust your mindset and become more business savvy. All you need to do, is look around you and embrace the opportunities that are available. It might take time for these ideas to come into fruition, but you will see the benefits as time goes by.

StrategyDriven Professional Podcast Episode 4 – Skills Mismatch: Business Acumen and Strategy Execution

StrategyDriven Professional PodcastStrategyDriven Professional Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques business professionals can use to accelerate their careers and personal goals achievement. These podcasts elaborate on the principle, best practice, and warning flag articles found on the StrategyDriven Professional website.

Episode 4 – Skills Mismatch: Business Acumen and Strategy Execution explores the importance of acquiring and maintaining business acumen skills as a key component of strategy execution. During our discussion, Rommin Adl, Executive Vice President and Global Partner at BTS USA, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • business acumen and its importance to strategy execution
  • marketplace shortage of executives and managers with business acumen skills and the impact on companies with this skills deficiency
  • business acumen skills differences between executives and managers
  • actions that can be taken to close the business acumen skills gaps
  • trend towards and benefits of using business simulations over traditional classroom training

Additional Information

In addition to the invaluable insights Rommin shares in this podcast are the resources accessible from his company’s website,

About the Author

Rommin Adl, Executive Vice President and Global Partner at BTS USARommin Adl is Executive Vice President and Global Partner at BTS USA, a leader in the development and delivery of high-impact experiential learning initiatives that drive alignment, mindset, and capability around strategic priorities. For over twenty years, Rommin has advised leaders at companies including Aetna, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, Humana, Time Warner, and many others on issues of strategy development and implementation.

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.