The Developing Business Acumen Performance Group is for dedicated career college professionals to come together to discuss challenges, solutions, trends and hot topics related to the development of business acumen.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Plaining My budget better | New blog by Derrick Barnes

This Class help me learn how to plain my budget better and better ways to fit some things into the budget that didn't look like it could fit

marketing question | New comment by Neida Solivan

Melissa I like your comment about the outdoor print advertising, but the social networking is for me and the library an effective medium to reach high volumes of customers, too. In the library...

marketing question | New comment by Delana Nguyen

Yes it does, it can draw attention and remind people that you exist

Process! Process! Process! | New comment by Eric Goodman

Genevieve, These are wonderful questions to help you and others better understand where there are underlying issues in the process and then to identify how best to proceed. Keep up the great...

Employee Capability | New comment by Mary Lewis

What a great section! I am very fortunate to work for a campus that does not have high turnover. However, I realize as a manager, I have based my hiring practices on attitude alone and not...

Facts About Customer Service | New comment by Mary Lewis

I am so excited to be taking this course! I believe student retention is directly related to customer service. I will ask my team to answer the following questions: What's the difference between a...

The Customer Bottom Line | New comment by Jay Hollowell

Julie, Thanks for your comments. I agree that trust is at the core of customer-first service. And as you note, even though you may not be able to honor a customer's request, if the customer knows...

The Wonderful World of Finance | New comment by Jay Hollowell

Luis, Good points! I would say too that financial management, as an element of decision-making, also affects planning, control, budgeting and even daily cash flow analysis. Jay Hollowell

The Most Challenging Component to Write | New comment by Jay Hollowell

Steven, Thanks for your observations. You're right, in many ways, the milestones and benchmarks or as tough because they help to hold us accountable as to timely completion and, as you noted,...

The Customer Bottom Line | New comment by Jay Hollowell

Hi Jo-Anna, I might add that, as you noted, we can go beyond a customer's expectations only if we know what the expectations are in the first place. It is easy to stop at the minimum. In that...