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Nimble Leader Volume IV
Nimble Leader Volume IV

Nimble Leader Volume IV

Boring Numbers?
By Andrew Ortyn

Nimble Leader

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

44 Pages, 6 x 9

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ISBN 9781633192782

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Triumph Books (May 2015)

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Throughout  Nimble Leader  (six volume series), we explore key concepts that have proven to be practical, useful, and applicable to achieving sustained improvement in business performance over the long term.   In Volume IV: Boring Numbers? Make Them Sing and Dance!, you will move from the foundational importance of defining Market Position to the critical relevance of understanding financial statements.  Different groups within different organizations speak their own language; and oftentimes, they develop a world view that is shaped by their experiences.  However, if you speak 'sales', you may not speak 'engineering'.  If you speak 'operations', you may not speak 'new product development'.   The one language that cuts across all of the different groups is the language of numbers, and in particular, financial numbers.  Volume IV of Nimble Leader demystifies financial statements and key measures of business performance.  You are exposed to the numbers – the financials – through the eyes of a 'business operator'.  Business operators only value the financials to the extent they provide assistance in making better business decisions.  They focus only on those numbers over which they have the ability to impact.  In reading Volume IVof Nimble Leader you will make the connection between strong financial results, a strong Market Position, and the act of positioning your business to uniquely and specifically address customer need!

Author Biography

Andrew Ortyn is co-founder of Precision Catalyst, a management consultancy dedicated to business transformation. Ortyn routinely works with CEOs to galvanize cross-functional leaders to a common business vision linked to specific and measurable improvements in business performance. He is a graduate of both the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and the University of Notre Dame. Ortyn resides in Philadelphia.

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