The CEO “X Factor:” Do You Have It?

C-Level Strategies

I’ve often written that the very best leadership development program I’ve ever seen or experienced as a participant or coach is the Magnetic Leadership Program offered through Profitability Business Simulations.

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Five Signs You’re a Magnetic Leader

C-Level Strategies

I have to admit that going into the program I wasn’t convinced that a leadership simulation would truly enable others to get a real feel for someone’s leadership style, approach, strengths and weaknesses. The Simulation.

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3 Things CEOs Should Never Lose Sight of in Social Media

C-Level Strategies

I just spent two full days in a phenomenal leadership simulation program entitled, “Magnetic Leadership&# that was conceived, created and offered by Profitability Business Simulations.

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How You Can Become a Truly Magnetic Leader

C-Level Strategies

Safe environment: Because of the nature of the simulation, the individual’s natural leadership style easily surfaces. Given that this happens in a simulation rather than real-world situation, the leader is free to learn about themself without any downside.

Just Announced: Magnetic Leadership Training Opportunity in Chicago

C-Level Strategies

A wonderful, new opportunity for those of you interested in the Magnetic Leadership Program offered by ProfitAbility Business Simulations has just been announced – and I wanted to share it with all of you! Lisa providing leadership coaching to Magnetic Leadership participants.

What Every CEO Should Know About Talent Alignment

C-Level Strategies

After writing that post I had the pleasure of participating in the Magnetic Leadership Program offered by ProfitAbility Business Simulations as a facilitator and leadership coach. Simulation One. Simulation Two.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.