Leadership Development

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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Do I really Need a Business Simulation? The Basics Explained.

Business Simulations can seem like a daunting topic to learn about. But getting starting using business simulations can seem completely overwhelming. Are the too quantitative? Are they too technological? Do they have any personality at all? Do they really help? But, the big question is, “Do I really need to use a business simulation?” Like …

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Business Acumen vs. Financial Acumen vs. Leadership Development

Welcome to fall! I know it’s been a while, but we’ve been very busy this season. But don’t despair! We’ll open the season with a new infographic! Your customers probably 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 …

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“I’m Going to Challenge The Heck Out Of Trainees in 2016!”

Why not make it a resolution to put training participants in the their place in 2016? We all know that corporate training participants come into training thinking they’re wasting their time because they know everything as it is. Heck, they could be CEO, right? This is something we’ve all heard time and again. So, let’s …

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Radio Program: Mid Market Companies Adapt Enterprise Level “War Room” Simulations

It looks as though the popularity of using business simulations within small and medium sized companies has grown a lot of attention. So much so that a very popular business radio program did a special program on the topic. The Price of Business, one of the most listened to business radio talk shows recently did …

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Business Simulations No Longer Just For the Fortune 500

Business Simulations have traditionally been reserved for the largest companies. This has all changed! It’s time for the little guy to gain access to these valuable tools. This levels the playing field when it comes to advanced corporate development or strategic development. The time has come for the little player to compete on a level …

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How To: Low Budget Scenario Based Learning That Excites Sticks!

It’s hard to teach behavioral topics such as conflict management, negotiation, or leadership. It is also expensive to create (or re-create) a setup to enable people to practice these important managerial skills. Most companies let the natural course of time and experience hone these skills. A little intro theory mixed with some time hopefully creates …

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