Ned Wasniewski

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Seven tips for successful strategy execution

Over the past ten years, I’ve led dozens of simulation-based workshops focused on executing strategy. I’ve learned much from the hundreds of students I’ve had the pleasure of teaching. But if...

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Ned Wasniewski Nov 15, 2017

Why is Financial Literacy Important for Leaders?


Financial literacy is the ability to read and use common financial reports and ratios to assess business performance. There is enormous value to a leader in...

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Ned Wasniewski Aug 8, 2017

6 Business Acumen Concepts Managers Should Know

You’ve heard the expressions before, “Cash is king” and “Cash is the lifeblood of a company.” Sounds sensible, but what does it really mean? If cash is king, what about profitability?

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Ned Wasniewski Feb 10, 2016

Surviving Market Cycles – Practice First!

Managing through business cycles – and there are many types of them – challenges even the most seasoned leaders. Responding to or anticipating market changes can require bold and risky...

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Ned Wasniewski Nov 10, 2015

Leader as Teacher

Visionary! Change Agent! Coach! Teacher?

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Ned Wasniewski Jul 9, 2015

What Is Business Acumen and Why It's Important For Leaders

It’s a fact: Effective leadership requires both interpersonal skills and business acumen. Even the most dynamic and well-liked leaders are likely to flounder if they lack overall business sense....

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Ned Wasniewski Jul 14, 2014

Executing Strategy – It Begins with Understanding


Leaders at all levels are responsible for executing strategy. The leader's job is to traslate broad company strategies into plans, initiatives and actions for the teams or groups they lead.  The...

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Ned Wasniewski Mar 11, 2014


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