Business Acumen

Celebrate Summer with a Leadership Development Webinar on Demand

through these immersive simulations!


Did you miss our Spring Webinars?
Watch them now.

Discover our complete set of leadership development experiences first hand through a series on 50-minute webinars hosted by Blueline’s Managing Partner and Director of Leadership Innovations. These experiences are designed to enhance any leadership curriculum, can be deployed face-to-face or virtually, and are potent enough to capture the imagination of your most discerning leaders.


Business Strategy Skills for High-Potential Leaders

Executive Challenge™

A one-to-two-day simulation in which competing teams must make a broad range of strategic and operational business decisions in a fast-changing marketplace.

Performance Coaching Skills for High-Potential Leaders

PeopleSIM™ Performance Coaching

These immersive eSimulations challenges experienced and high potential leaders to address performance gaps and establish expectations in a realistic setting – while receiving immediate and continuous feedback. Optional classroom and/or virtual classroom elements can be added to create a fully transformative experience.

Business & Financial Acumen & Decision Making Skills

Business Challenge™

A one-day simulation in which competing teams strive to grow their businesses effectively by making investment decisions, funding their strategies, and evaluating their results in terms of real-world financial metrics. Participants prepare for this classroom or virtual classroom experience by building their basic financial knowledge through the Fluent in Finance™ program.

Talent Management Skills for First & Second Level Leaders

Management Challenge™

In this one-day simulation teams of learners compete to deliver the highest return on human resources by identifying, motivating, coaching and developing talent.

Contact us today to schedule a private demonstration.

Webinar: Developing your High Potential’s Financial Acumen

These needed insights and skills are developed through experience. How will you ensure that your next generation of leaders will get that experience?

Introducing Business (Acumen) Challenge™: A one day simulation in which competing teams strive to grow their businesses effectively by making investment decisions, funding their strategies, and evaluating their results in terms of real-world financial metrics. Participants prepare for this classroom or virtual classroom experience by building their basic financial knowledge through an optional online program called Fluent in Finance™.

Sign up for one of our 50-minute public webinars at 1:30 pm EST on February 13th or February 21st. Register today to reserve your seat!

During the info session and demonstration, you’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at Business Challenge™ and get to see first-hand how this revolutionary new program will change the way you groom your next generation of Managers!

If you are unable to participate in one of our upcoming public webinars, contact us today to schedule a private demonstration for your company.

Webinar: Developing your High Potential’s Business Acumen

Closing the business acumen gap in your organization requires developing new insights and skills that can only come from experience. How will you ensure that your next generation of leaders will get the experience they need?

Introducing Business (Acumen) Challenge™: A one day simulation in which competing teams strive to grow their businesses effectively by making investment decisions, funding their strategies, and evaluating their results in terms of real-world financial metrics. Participants prepare for this classroom or virtual classroom experience by building their basic financial knowledge through an optional online program called Fluent in Finance™.

Sign up for one of our 50-minute public webinars at 1:30 pm EST on February 13th or February 21st. Register today to reserve your seat!

During the info session and demonstration, you’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at Business Challenge™ and get to see first-hand how this revolutionary new program will change the way you groom your next generation of Managers!

If you are unable to participate in one of our upcoming public webinars, contact us today to schedule a private demonstration for your company.

Are You Feeling The Pressure to Deliver Training ROI? Here’s an Idea for You.

Return on investment, it’s a pressure that everyone I know in training is feeling these days.

Sure, a clear ROI has been the Holy Grail for training and development for years. But these days it’s different. In this economic climate, there is a heightened sensitivity to cost and to delivering maximum return to the business.

As a training professional, how do you answer the ROI question when your boss comes calling?

I’ve been in the training industry for nearly a quarter century now. In all that time, I have encountered only one kind of off-the-shelf solution that consistently delivers immediate impact to the bottom line: developing business acumen.

Surprisingly, it’s a challenge that exists even in the most high-performing organizations in the world: without a business acumen lens, employees are unable to see the impact of their work on the larger enterprise. That’s why business acumen training solutions are so powerful. They give employees a practical understanding of how each decision they make can impact the business and their future.

Imagine that everyone in your business, from housekeeping to the CEO, practically understands how the decisions that they make contribute to your bottom line.  It’s a feasible vision, and I’ve seen companies make amazing strides by equipping their employees.

Let’s have a little fun with the math:

Assuming that your company has 5,000 employees; and that every employee makes a decision that can save the company $1 a day.  In a single year, that translates to $1,825,000.

If your business typically returns a net profit of 10%, that means that your business would have to generate $18,250,000 in revenues to have the same impact.

Alternatively, imagine how much that $1,825,000 can return to the business over the next decade: over $6,000,000 at a 12% return on capital.

And this is a conservative scenario! Remember, this assumes that the average employee makes a decision that can save your company a single dollar. Imagine if every employee committed to make a daily decision that saves your company $5, $10, or even $100/day.

In my experience, employees adopt this sensitivity when they are equipped with an enterprise view of the organization, and understand how the financials work.

It’s training that delivers a dramatic return.

So what do you say? Are you looking for a way to make a quick impact on the bottom line – one that can pay dividends for years? I’d like to show you some solutions that will build your employees’ business acumen.

Check out the broad range of business acumen solutions Blueline delivers.

Then give me a call. We’ll discuss how to put these solutions to work for you.