Understanding Business Skills & Benefits
Technical skills are important, but comprehensive business skills, which include a foundation of soft skills, are critical to successful execution of projects. Our business transformation training will provide you with a holistic skill set and mindset to allow you to tackle problems, identify opportunities, and make key decisions to improve results.
No matter your role or industry, sharpening your business skills will allow you to master effective communication, budget and financial management, goal setting, critical thinking, and problem solving. Additionally, our business skills training will refine your negotiation techniques and help you manage organisational change. These skills will round out your business mindset and can be applied throughout your career in a multitude of settings.
Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Performance
Whether it is too little time— or too few capable resources to do the work that needs to be done, applying proven techniques to assign work successfully will address resource and performance issues and remove roadblocks to success.
Without communication skills, technical capabilities are not worth as much as they could be. Even the best ideas, strategies and work plans must be effectively communicated to have value. In our information-overloaded business world, being heard and getting what you need is more challenging than ever.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
This course presents a structured approach for tackling problems, opportunities and decisions that will ultimately help achieve better results—whether innovating, managing crises or planning for the future. The course addresses the five types of critical thinking needed in business environments: strategic thinking, tactical thinking, analytical thinking, innovative thinking and implicative thinking.
Establishing a Business Mindset
Expert knowledge is prized in today’s business environment - without it, businesses cannot compete in the global marketplace. That is why deep technical knowledge must now be complemented by business acumen - general knowledge of the “rules of engagement” in business - especially for those moving up the ranks.
Budget and Financial Management
After completing this course, delegates will know how to gather, compile and prioritise financial data in order to develop, execute and manage a budget. They will also be better able to communicate financial and budgetary information, have greater confidence in assessing finances and participate more effectively in the business decision-making process.
Communicating Up: Winning Strategies for Successful Executive Conversations
Getting face time with executives in order to get a message across quickly, in a clear, concise and direct manner can be challenging. Because of this it is crucial that each conversation is professional and effective. This course helps delegates practice and perfect demonstrated strategies and techniques for communicating effectively with top-level and senior executives.
Taking Charge of Organisational Change
Too often, change initiatives fail because of poor planning, resistance to change and lack of vision and communication. With constant change occurring in most organisations, a better understanding of how organisational changes come about, how they are planned and the challenges inherent in the change process will facilitate smoother transitions and organisational effectiveness.