Leadership Development

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Leadership Development Training Today – Where to Focus

Staying on top of the changes to business means staying on top of what skills are needed. This can be challenging for many companies. From the upper level of management retiring to the constant changes in technology, staying competitive is a full-time job. Getting people ready for leadership roles requires a lot of planning and …

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What Companies Can Learn From Steve Jobs About People and Development In Down Times

The changing face of the workforce means a growing gap in certain skills. Specifically, leadership and management skills. This gap, by its nature, extends to gaps in effective leadership as well. Communication, decision making, management, and strategy. As people retire or move toward telecommuting, the need and demand for highly effective leadership skills is growing. This …

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Virtual Business Simulation for Leadership Development

All Simulation Studios Sims Now Fully Virtual!

For years, Simulation Studios business training simulations have been fully virtual ready. But I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of running business simulations within leadership development virtually. As a result, I’ve stayed out of touch with virtual training platforms. I’ve always kept Simulation Studios Business Simulations fully virtual ready, but just never …

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How Business Simulations are Used in Leadership Development

There is no one simple way of training employees and preparing them for business. Perhaps they came out of college with some great knowledge but it doesn’t equal experience. By using a business simulation, people get a realistic look at business and it allows them to actually participate in a real-life situation. It’s an ideal …

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Corporate Training Simulations

The Skills Business Managers Need from Their Workforce

Gone are the days when employees stayed in the same job for years before they received a promotion. Currently, the business world is moving at a much quicker pace, and employees expect managers to appreciate their efforts by ensuring that they don’t stagnate in their current positions. However, amidst the ever-changing workforce trends, managers also …

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Business Simulations for Business Acumen Training

Business Simulations To Solve The Knowledge Gap

Hands-On, Real-World Training Can Help! Both growing and fully fledged corporations face the challenge of skill gaps. Certain skills naturally have a higher demand at certain times, outstripping the available personnel. This can be caused by loss of labor through natural attrition, but the leading cause is the emergence of new posts. Sometimes these posts …

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Forbes Article: Training In The 21st Century: How To Teach Strategic Thinking For Tomorrow’s Leaders

The baby boomer generation is retiring at a more rapid pace every day. Members of the next demographic cohorts, Gen X and more so Gen Y, are stepping up to take their places in companies worldwide. However, as these generations enter leadership, enterprises are repeatedly failing to bridge business acumen and strategic thinking skill gaps. These emerging …

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Business Simulations and Strategic Acceleration

Welcome to 2020!! T&D customers (your “customers”) often say, “My managers need more business acumen training.” The problem here is that they probably don’t really know what they are asking for. Business Acumen means many different things to many different people and this is more than likely best case scenario. We see and conduct a …

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What The Heck is a Business Simulation Anyway?

Have you ever wondered to yourself, “What the heck is a business simulation?” Believe me, there are times when I still ask that question. In reality, the terms business simulation, business game, and gamification, all have similar definitions, but with slight differences. The greatest outlier is business gamification. This was a term marketing people loved …

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What’s The Difference?!? Simulations, Gamification, Serious Games?

Business Simulations? Business Gamification, Serious Games? What the heck is the difference? This is a great question. In general terms, these are all forms of games. Marketing people love to change names of things. Let’s start by looking at Business Gamficiation: Business Gamification. It’s [was] all the rage, very catchy, and marketing managers just LOVE …

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