I'm trying to put together a decent résumé and am looking for a meliorative word to describe someone who concentrates on keeping things simple for both himself and other people (boss, clients etc). This one had me stumped.
Practical 6. Level-headed, efficient, and unspeculative. He is a very practical person; completely practical in his approach to business
A facilitator (this sounds modern and business-like) a person or thing that facilitates a person responsible for leading or coordinating the work of a group, as one who leads a group discussion: Each committee will meet with its facilitator.
A facilitator is one who usually helps move things along, helps provide guidance and supervision. If you've ever worked on a project, you will know that it takes all members to complete the project, but it usually helps to have someone keep things moving toward the goal.
I think the word you might be looking for is pragmatic: Merriam-Webster:
prag·mat·ic adjective \prag-ˈma-tik\ : dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas and theories
Perhaps results-oriented, frank, direct, or candid fit the bill?
"Delivered project milestone ahead of schedule; used frank, candid feedback to engage stakeholders"
In a similar vein by way of resume-related words... albeit as a tangent to this specific request, I would also suggest the related notions behind initiative or self-starter. (Of course, assuming those are qualities you embody.)
Previously-mentioned practical and pragmatic should serve, but for additional options consider the following.
• down to earth, “(idiomatic) Practical; realistic; pragmatic. [eg] He had a down-to-earth attitude that translated into a straightforward but effective strategy.”
• clear-eyed, “Mentally acute and perspicacious”
• straight-ahead sort of guy, a person who sees what to do and does it