Creating Purposeful Leadership Development Training Programs

The Regis Company

As professionals in the instructional design community, we often pride ourselves on being at the forefront of learning innovation. 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.

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. There are so many things that you can’t find in any school textbooks, case studies, business simulations, best-selling leadership books, podcasts, and any other outside source in your pre-leadership world that will make the difference on whether you achieve your professional dreams. Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations!

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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. But a funny thing happened when the simulation started. Whatever we call it, this new habit requires consistently taking some time away from the chaos of business to let ourselves reflect and plan.

The Top Six Innovation Ideas of 2011

Harvard Business Review

These six ideas emerged in 2010 as powerful "innovation invitations" and seem sure to intensify in power and influence. They'll increasingly be a source of, and resource for, innovation differentiation in 2011, if not for your organization, then for the firm you most dread competing against. Whether Google Demo Slam or Sprint's App Competition , digital media has become an innovation battleground for customers, clients, prospective partners, and young talent. That's right.

GC33: Playing a Better Game of Business | with Simcha Gluck of FreshBiz

Engaging Leader

Gamification concepts continue to be integrated as part of normal business practices; sometimes it’s as subtle as taking inspiration from certain game elements when tweaking a business process, and at the other end of the spectrum, sometimes it’s literally creating a game for people to play. As long-time listeners of Jesse’s podcasts know, he’s passionate about the power of business and communication to make a positive difference in communities and in individual lives.

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. There are so many things that you can’t find in any college textbooks, case studies, or business simulations, that will make the difference on whether you achieve your professional dreams. 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

We explore the reasons for this shortfall in detail and discuss an innovative approach to maximize the off-site experience. 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.