Keynote: “Business Acumen – The Missing Dimension in Organizational Transformation”

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Dr. Vicky Koutsis

Leah will leave the audience with these objectives: 

  • Learn the common causes of burnout and the role that mindset or perspective plays in it. 
  • Hear personal experiences of experiencing overwhelm, recognizing the need to change, and making lifestyle and working changes to recover. 
  • Gain practical strategies that audience members can take to give meaning to the mundane or stressful aspects of their day. 


Ability to step back to get a total picture of the business and envisage its future.​

Broad Scanning​

Ability to acquire and use information about trends, events, possibilities and relationships in the external environment. ​

Strategic Alignment

Strategic alignment is creating, setting and executing strategic direction designed to improve business performance.


The Collaborative capability describes working with others to achieve common objectives.

 Resource Management

Resource management is optimally rationing resources – materials, people, time and finance.

Systems and Process

Systems and process refers to efficiently identifying, developing and using management information systems and technology.

Decision Making

Making sound choices from among the available options, then identifying necessary actions and sharing these insights with others.

Talent Development

Assessing and developing key talent to meet business needs.

Duty of Care

Taking responsibility for present and future well-being of staff and the organisation – economic, social and environmental.


These are mental attitudes or predispositions. These determine responses to and interpretations of situations. They are also indicators of  inclinations and habits. They are the ways a person thinks as a predictor of how they might act in demonstrating business acumen.

Financial Literacy

Understanding, interpreting and applying financial data.

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Friday, Oct 18
Dr. Vicky Koutsis