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Are you Kidding?!? Business Simulation For Soft Skills?

When you think of a business simulation, you probably think something along the lines of E=MC^2, right? Of course, most people do. But how are companies successfully using a business simulation for the soft skills and are they using them at all for this? The short answer is, “Yes, companies are certainly using business simulations …

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Excite People About Business Acumen?!? Here’s How.

Is it really possible to get a group of training participants excited about business acumen? Are people really willing to join a waiting list to get into a business acumen class? Yes, you can get people excited and you can create a wait list for business acumen! How you ask? You need to create a …

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3 Tips To Challenge and Engage Millennials

Training in the 2010s is nothing like it was in the 1990s, and if you want to stay ahead of the game it’s important to understand why. The Baby Boomer generation is on its way out (10,000 are retiring each day, according to Business Insider) and the Millennials are taking their places. The Millennials are …

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How to Train Millennials to Lead the Next Generation

Millennials Want Training They Can Use Millennials are very pragmatic. They want to work on things that matter. If you want to irritate a Millennial, just show them some training slides that are all theory and hard to apply to their jobs. You’ll hear comments like, “This doesn’t help me.” In a reality, they are …

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Combining Behavior, Business, and Impact In Leadership Development

When most people think of ‘business simulations’ they automatically think of two things: Highly quantitative financial management or they think of something similar to the Sims®. Many leadership “purists” will balk at the idea of combining the needs of the corporate strategy with pure leadership behavior. When I talk with corporate leaders, they are looking …

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Corporate Stategy and Training & Development- Driving Change

With a new year can often come a renewed sense of changing and/or implementing a new corporate strategy. The group of people that drive this corporate strategy often know the entire enterprise’s business landscape better than anyone. It is here where the problem with getting the strategy off the ground resides. As a business strategist, …

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CEO Interests From Corporate Training & Development

I don’t think it’s necessarily fair, but for the most part, execs think that T&D professionals are still very focused on T&D ‘best practices’. They talk about things like the Kirkpatrick and other models and methods that impress other T&D managers. As a past non T&D executive, I can tell you from experience that this …

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5 Steps to Creating Business Acumen Training for Today’s Learner

With the aging boomers and the lack of experience of the current middle managers, companies are scrambling to build the corporate talent bench. A large part of building this bench is effective business acumen. I’m not talking about the generic, theoretical business acumen traditionally taught in colleges. I’m talking about the real sticky stuff. The …

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Collaborative Simulations- What Are They?

Most people think of business simulations as a tool where participants either compete against other training participants or against the computer. These aren’t the only useful solutions available. Do you know much about business collaboration simulations? These are tools that help leaders learn how to more effectively collaborate as a single entity instead of an …

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