Creating Purposeful Leadership Development Training Programs

The Regis Company

Despite building the first technology-enabled, web-based business simulation platform that was optimized for developing forward-thinking leaders, this approach still resulted in the same problem — people knew a lot but could do little.

Leadership Development Simulations: Friday Top Five

The Regis Company

This week's compilation by The Regis Company brings together articles focused on the topic of leadership development simulations.

Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

In school, my professors tried to teach me as much as they could about business and leadership, and in turn, I tried to absorb as much as I could. Well, in business and especially when leading, there are DEADLINES. Out in the business and leadership world, you need to learn how to fail.

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Responsibility in Business and Society

Coaching Tip

Strategic decision making based on data and dialogue via the Responsible Business Simulator. We developed the Responsible Business Simulator to over come the obstacles encountered by spreadsheet models for strategic decision making. Just like a spreadsheet model is built within a spreadsheet software environment--typically Microsoft's Excel--the Responsible Business Simulator has been programmed in a mathematical modelling software environment call AIMMS.

Responsibility in Business and Society

Coaching Tip

Strategic decision making based on data and dialogue via the Responsible Business Simulator. We developed the Responsible Business Simulator to over come the obstacles encountered by spreadsheet models for strategic decision making. Just like a spreadsheet model is built within a spreadsheet software environment--typically Microsoft's Excel--the Responsible Business Simulator has been programmed in a mathematical modelling software environment call AIMMS.

Leadership Irony: To Accomplish More, Do Less

Great Leadership By Dan

On the agenda, was a business simulation that was akin to an outdoor scavenger hunt. Without going into detail, I can tell you that the group I was assigned to observe and coach post-simulation was convinced their airtight plan would net them the ultimate prize.

What They Don’t Teach You in Business School: The Commencement Speech I Wish I’d Heard 30 Years Ago

Terry Starbucker

Dear Business School Graduates of 1982: Congratulations! The professors tried to teach us as much as they could about business and #leadership, and in turn, I tried to absorb as much as I could. Well, in business, there are DEADLINES. Starbucker Graduates, 1982.

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 46 – Your Leadership Off-Site is Wasting a Lot of People’s Time

Strategy Driven

Over the course of his career, he has personally designed and facilitated business simulation-based experiences for more than 8,000 executives and managers at leading Fortune 50 organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, Toyota, and others.

Leadership Development is not Supposed to be FUN

Great Leadership By Dan

Getting tough feedback, taking on a stretch assignment, being promoted to a new, unfamiliar role, working with a coach, making mistakes, and sweating thorough a realistic simulation or role play may be challenging and rewarding, but usually not a lot of fun.

StrategyDriven Professional Podcast Episode 4 – Skills Mismatch: Business Acumen and Strategy Execution

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Professional Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques business professionals can use to accelerate their careers and personal goals achievement. marketplace shortage of executives and managers with business acumen skills and the impact on companies with this skills deficiency.

Feeling Ambivalent About Your Boss Hurts Your Performance Even More Than Disliking Them

Harvard Business Review

and the rest of the participants were undergraduate students at a UK university who engaged in a business simulation. TommyL/Getty Images. Developing good relationships is a crucial aspect of leadership. Research shows that when people have a good relationship with their leaders, they’re more motivated, they perform better, and they’re more likely to go the extra mile to support their team. These positive effects have appeared across a wide range of jobs and cultures.

Research: We’re Not Very Self-Aware, Especially at Work

Harvard Business Review

If you’ve participated in a training or development program in the past two decades, chances are you took an assessment designed to increase self-awareness.

The Top Six Innovation Ideas of 2011

Harvard Business Review

That is, the importance of "research & development" to business innovation. From Farmville to Pharmville: We Got Game in Business. There will be a Farmville counterpart or equivalent that becomes a welcome teaching and/or business simulation and learning tool in the enterprise. That's right. These six ideas emerged in 2010 as powerful "innovation invitations" and seem sure to intensify in power and influence.

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Business simulations or unstructured large group dialogues are examples of this. Given the uncertainty in their industry, it was impossible for senior management to know what their long-term business strategy or organizational model would look like.

Games Can Make You a Better Strategist

Harvard Business Review

Play has long infused the language of business: we talk of players, moves, end games, play books and so on. First, there has never been a greater need for companies to learn new ways of doing things in response to a complex and dynamic business environment. We think that the next generation strategy apps will finally be able to prove a real business case. Many strategy games and simulations we use today have their origin in the military sphere.

The Portable Leader Is the New “Organization Man”

Harvard Business Review

I met Tanya years ago, at a global corporation where she led a business unit and enjoyed a reputation as a formidable mentor. “The thing I always keep in mind,” she told me with obvious pride, explaining her approach to management as we walked through a bustling open office, “is that these people are the best talent in the business. Depending on where the market is heading and the trends we see in business, I am very open to different things. Diana Ong.