Forbes Article: Business Simulations Can Be A Powerful Tool For Leadership Development But Proceed With Caution

This is an article I wrote for Forbes that was published in February of 2020. This article might actually talk you out of using a business simulation within leadership development. These tools really are some of the best out there. But they can also be very tricky to utilize. A lot of my time is spent cleaning up leadership development simulations that I didn’t create and have gone far out of scope.

The goal of this article is to help ensure people that are thinking of or have had trouble using a business simulations for leadership development are setup for success. A common question I get is “what goes into these solutions?” The short version would be that leadership development simulations usually cover the following topics:

  • Leadership and Leadership Behavior
  • Business Acumen
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Cross Functional Collaboration
  • Innovation and Innovating Thinking
  • Strategy Development and Strategy Execution
  • Leadership’s Impact on Business Outomes

Of course there are other topics but these are traditionally the most popular. I hope this Forbes article helps you. Feel free to reach out anytime with any questions.

You can find the article here:

Business Simulations Can Be A Powerful Tool For Leadership Development But Proceed With Caution