Competency: Business Acumen

Definition: Business Acumen is the ability to understand the many moving parts of a business enterprise and to use this information to strive to improve organizational performance through informed strategic decision making. And to effectively communicate through the organization to drive results for a competitive advantage.
Organizational Skills
Business Acumen
Strategic Focus
Strategic Insight
Organizational Fluency
Fiscal Management
Global Perspective
Surveys Measuring Business Acumen:
Survey 1 (4-point scale; Competency Comments)
Survey 2 (4-point scale; Competency Comments)
Survey 3 (5-point scale; Competency Comments)
Survey 4 (5-point scale; radio buttons)
Survey 5 (4-point scale; words)
Survey 6 (4-point scale; words)
Survey 7 (5-point scale; competency comments; N/A)
Survey 8 (3-point scale; Agree/Disagree words; N/A)
Survey 9 (3-point scale; Strength/Development; N/A)
Survey 10 (Comment boxes only)
Survey 11 (Single rating per competency)
Survey 12 (Slide-bar scale)

Understands Business Enterprise

Gathers Business Information


Forward Thinking

Mission and Vision

Information Sharing


Financial Literacy


Market Awareness

Regulatory Knowledge