Many of us would think about the domain part of expertise when we hear the word “acumen”, such as in “business acumen”.
I maintain that the really important part of this definition is the combination of being able to make good judgements and quick decisions.
That is Acumen with a CAPITAL A.
This morning I met someone who I swear is actually an old friend. She and I were introduced by a mutual friend just yesterday, but have SO much in common that I am actually surprised that we have never met.
MK and I were talking about how so many industries have missed the boat on innovation and sustainability, not because they don’t have the data to make a decision, or that they are not astute, shrewd or clever, but because they can’t move quickly enough. And that comes from a fear of change.
I now have a whole new appreciation of the word ACUMEN. And we are 1/26th of the way on our journey to success.
Stay tuned for B. That will be tomorrow’s Alphabet Soup of Success letter.