Insightful Ideas

Learn more about our leadership expertise and topics related to business acumen, strategy execution, new leadership and finding your own personal balance of leadership.

When Time Is Money: Understanding the Complexities of Financial Reporting

I teach financial acumen to senior leaders all over the world. Although financial regulations, cultural practices, and market dynamics differ, understanding the timing trajectory of financial and business measures is key to every class I facilitate.

Red Hot Inflation: Equip Your Leaders with the Business Acumen Skills to Manage It

We’ve read about it. We’ve heard about it. And we feel it. Inflation is at a 40-year high in the United States. And it’s not incremental. It’s substantial and profound. What’s causing such unprecedented inflation? Well, there are two primary forces driving it: the global pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Learning to Braid to Execute Business Strategy

Executing business strategy is like a braid — specifically, a French braid, the beautiful, twisted strands of hair atop one's head. Both require a clear start and ongoing adjustments.  

Business Simulations: The Challenge Leaders Need

Have you been through a simulation lately?

The ART of Leadership Development

Developing leaders is not a simple, one size fits all process. Leaders have different styles, strengths, and challenges. Any learning program needs to support diverse learning styles and be relevant to the specific context and situation facing leaders in their work environment.

Insight Experience: Winner of Three 2021 Brandon Hall Awards

Insight Experience is delighted to announce the acceptance of three prestigious 2021 Brandon Hall Awards. The Brandon Hall Group is a "preeminent research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 20 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations.1" Our 2021 awards are as follows:

Focusing on the Small Picture

When a client reaches out to us to discuss the creation of a Business Acumen leadership development course, they typically begin by stressing that they would like to help their leaders understand “the Big Picture.” As the design process unfolds, we discuss their overarching corporate goals and how the target population impacts those goals. This sets the priorities for the course, considerations such as: how much time to spend on revenue recognition and accounts receivable; whether to include investment analysis; and how closely to examine the competitive performance in key markets.