Prepare for the Big League with First BASE – Business Acumen Strategy Execution

First BASE Overview
More about First BASE:
pdf Program Overview

Showcase Schedule:
8:30 am – Complimentary
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – Program begins
Lunch Break
3:00 pm – Program ends


Learn the Game: Grow Revenues, Manage Margins, Invest in Talent

Do you have what it takes?

Research reveals that over 60% of good strategies fail due to poor execution, and that almost two thirds of leaders agree that insufficient business acumen strongly limits strategy execution within their organization. First BASE, from Advantage thought leader BTS, addresses the talent development needs of organizations challenged by a business acumen capability gap.

Running a successful organization demands strong strategy execution, but the effective implementation of strategic initiatives requires core business acumen capabilities. Business acumen includes:

  • A strategic or “helicopter” perspective of the organization
  • Deep knowledge of the market and the customer
  • A comprehensive understanding of organization finances and what drives value for owners, customers and employees

To maximize impact, the “what” of business acumen needs to be complemented by the “how” of business acumen.

How is strategy executed successfully? Strong execution demands:

  • Alignment
  • Mindset
  • Capability

First BASE is a 6-hour competitive board simulation that introduces the key trade-offs, trends, challenges, and business drivers of any organization. In an interactive, discovery-based experience, participants collaborate in teams and assume the role of the leadership of the organization with responsibility to set strategy and then execute their chosen strategic focus with a goal of creating value for customers, employees and shareholders.

Participants are challenged to grow revenues, manage margins, and invest in talent. They are immediately involved in assessing the current situation of the organization and choosing its future.

Dates and Locations:

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 – Philadelphia
VWR International, Radnor Corporate Center Building One, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087-8660 – Map

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 – Portland
Hilton Garden Inn Lake Oswego, 14850 Kruse Oaks Dr., Lake Oswego, Oregon, 97035 – Map

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 – Minneapolis
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, 7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425 – Map

Please join us for a complimentary showcase of First BASE and prepare your business acumen for the big league. Space is limited so please register soon. We look forward to having you join us!


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