Written by Heather L. Cole, June 13th, 2023
Are you tired of wasting money on fancy business intelligence (BI) and planning software that fails to deliver the promised results? Well, we've got news for you—it's not the software's fault. The real culprit behind the lack of analytic success is often a good old-fashioned communication breakdown. But fear not, dear reader, for we have the solution to your predicament. Instead of mindlessly throwing more money at technology, it's time to invest in something that artificial intelligence (AI) can't replicate—your soft skills!
Time to explore how sharpening your requirements discovery, influence, persuasion, negotiation, and workshop facilitation skills can save your career from being replaced by AI. And to kickstart your transformation, we invite you to our Analytic Success Bootcamp—a two-day extravaganza where you'll master the art of soft skills and influence factors. Seating is limited, so register today before the robots take over!
The Communication Breakdown Catastrophe:
Imagine spending truckloads of cash on state-of-the-art BI and planning software, only to witness your dreams of data-driven decision-making shatter as you witness end users dumping random data to Excel. Why does this happen? It's not because the software doesn’t work—it's because you and your colleagues are failing to communicate effectively. You are failing to create the vision and overcome end users' fears. The truth is, those pretty pie charts and colorful dashboards look sexy initially but if they are not answering the right questions, they will not be used. But the problem is your crystal ball and mind-reading skills don’t really work, so you MUST learn the art of overcoming communication breakdown and facilitation.
Soft Skills to the Rescue:
But fret not, for salvation lies in upgrading your soft skills! Requirements discovery is the Sherlock Holmes of the analytics world—uncovering the hidden insights that even Watson would miss. Influence, persuasion, and negotiation skills will transform you into a silver-tongued analytics superhero, armed with the power to sway even the most skeptical stakeholders. And let's not forget about workshop facilitation—your ticket to orchestrating brainstorming sessions that will make your colleagues' minds explode (in the best possible way).
Executives, Speak Up:
Ah, executives, the grand puppet masters of the analytics realm. Your strategic goals hold the key to unlocking the true potential of your analytic teams. But if you fail to communicate your vision clearly, brace yourself for a deluge of meaningless reports and lackluster insights. It's time to step up your game and learn how to convey your strategic goals with the finesse of a Shakespearean actor. Paint a vivid picture of the outcomes you desire, and watch your analytics teams transform into decision-making powerhouses.
Introducing the Analytic Success Bootcamp:
Now, it's time for the grand reveal! Get ready to save your career from being devoured by AI at our Analytic Success Bootcamp—an epic two-day immersion into the world of soft skills and influence factors. Our trainers are masters of their craft, equipped with the knowledge and wit to guide you through interactive sessions that will leave you craving for more. Heather Cole has over 25 years of experience in the analytics world, but she is also a Certified High-Performance Coach, Executive Coach, and lawyer, but don’t hold that against her. Heather’s unique background and energized presentation style makes this a one-of-a-kind event. This is the only Analytic Success Bootcamp she has committed to leading so you don’t want to miss it. Picture yourself in a state-of-the-art IBM Innovation Center in Dallas on June 27-28, surrounded by like-minded individuals, all eager to catapult themselves to Analytic Stardom and leading AI for good not evil.
But heed our warning—seating is limited, and the machines are advancing. If you want to safeguard your career and unleash your analytics prowess, register for the Analytic Success Bootcamp today! Don't let AI be the Grim Reaper of your professional life—rise above the robots and become a soft skills virtuoso.
In a world where AI threatens to steal our jobs and render us obsolete, soft skills become the ultimate armor for analytics professionals. Stop wasting your hard-earned money on BI and planning software that falls flat due to communication breakdowns. Instead, invest in yourself and upgrade your requirements discovery, influence, persuasion, negotiation, and workshop facilitation skills. The Analytic Success Bootcamp is your golden ticket to mastering these essential soft skills and becoming an indispensable asset in your organization's quest for data-driven success. Seating is limited, so register today and embark on a journey that will save your career from the clutches of AI. Remember, the future belongs to those who can communicate, collaborate, and conquer with the power of human intellect!