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Employers, if they could, would wave a magic wand and grant business-savvy skills to their technologists, writes Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates. "Their people, they worry, are so narrowly focused on the technology that they fail to see the forest through the trees," she writes. "They do not understand the business context of their technology work, nor can they have a meaningful discussion with the leaders of the business areas their technology supports." Because there is no such thing as a magic wand, Heller offers four tips on how to expand technologists' business acumen so they can better serve the company.

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