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  • Basic Accounting

    Tuesday, March 26

    From recording the dollar impact of business decisions to the preparation of the resulting financial reports, gain an understanding of the accounting process. Come away with the ability to converse with the finance people intelligently [...]

  • What makes a great leader? Research shows that high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the key. More than 90 percent of top performing leaders possess high EQ. Meanwhile, just 20 percent of bottom performers possess high [...]

  • One of the big challenges in business is dealing with uncertainty. Learn the basic framework for how to make financially solid decisions that minimize risk and maximize return. Are you an UMKC Alumni or KCRAR [...]

  • When surveyed, people report that what they like most about their job is the people they work with. Guess what they like least? Yep, it’s the people they work with. Even when working with people [...]

  • Motivate Others & Engage

    Tuesday, May 07

    What makes people tick? Most of us don’t have a very good understanding of what really drives motivation and engagement in others—or even in ourselves. So, we rely on approaches that don’t work at all, [...]

  • Budgeting

    Tuesday, May 14

    Being responsible for budgeting means you’re playing a vital role in your organization’s future. Your budget enables you to pinpoint critical variables that impact profit so your company can successfully pursue business goals and create [...]

  • Difficult conversations happen all around us and we all have our own challenges when it comes to having them. We handle people differently in different contexts, with our own biases and our own unique emotional [...]

  • From accruals to write-offs, receivables and payables, learn the concepts, tools, and techniques that can help make decisions pay off both on the job and on the bottom line. Gain a greater confidence and a [...]

  • The best negotiation results come from understanding that every negotiation is a tool to solve a problem. Skilled negotiators work to understand exactly what problem they’re solving, how to approach it as efficiently as possible, [...]

  • Ideas that require firm resources also require evidence that benefits outweigh the costs. Learn and apply best practices for making a business case for projects and strategies. Are you an UMKC Alumni or KCRAR member?  [...]

  • Influence, Persuasion, & Impact

    Thursday, September 19

    As leaders who collaborate with others across a variety of venues, your survival is contingent upon your ability to form trusting relationships with senior leaders, stakeholders, clients, peers, and direct reports. Without trust, you cannot [...]

  • Design Thinking

    Wednesday, September 25

    Organizational decision makers frequently confront incongruences between existing goods and services and the needs of their consumers. Overcoming this challenge can be daunting. Leading organizations and problem solvers are turning to design thinking as a [...]

  • Firm Valuation

    Tuesday, October 08

    Managers often reference “creating value” for their firms, owners, or shareholders. But how do we really create and measure value? Are you an UMKC Alumni or KCRAR member?  You qualify for a discount!

  • We can all think of times when we have been part of great learning events, and times that we have been on the receiving end of, well…not-so-great training. What was the difference between those good [...]

  • Now more than ever, personal branding is shaping how people are perceived in the marketplace. From Obama to Trump to LeBron to Joanna and Chip, people are brands and they can use those brands for [...]

  • How do you feel about networking? Are you energized by the prospect of meeting new people? Or, does the very notion send you into fits of panic? Would you characterize yourself as an active networker? [...]

  • Managing Diverse Teams

    Thursday, December 12

    In today’s dynamic and diverse workplace, managing can be an increasingly difficult task. Supervisors and leaders must achieve results while balancing the needs and talents of teams with varying levels of experience and skill. Just [...]

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People are Not Problems to be Solved

Many leaders are promoted to leadership because they are amazing problem solvers as individual contributors. In fact, when asked, no fewer than half of all leaders say that they are ... Read more

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