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.

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

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. 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.


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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. Leadership development via a round of golf : “Transforms today’s managers into tomorrow’s leaders by combining experiential leadership development methods with simulation (including a unique business simulation on the golf course!).”.

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

Harvard Business

In our research , recently published in the Journal of Management, we set out to explore the effects of having an ambivalent relationship with one’s leader. and the rest of the participants were undergraduate students at a UK university who engaged in a business simulation. We also asked them to rate the overall quality of their relationship with their manager (i.e., 4) Sometimes I think I know where I stand with my manager, while at other times I don’t.

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. Episode 4 – Skills Mismatch: Business Acumen and Strategy Execution explores the importance of acquiring and maintaining business acumen skills as a key component of strategy execution. business acumen skills differences between executives and managers.

The Portable Leader Is the New “Organization Man”

Harvard Business

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. And its participants were the kind of accomplished, ambitious, and mobile managers for which companies wage talent wars.

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Harvard Business

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. How talent management is changing. 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.

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

Harvard Business Review

With 58 teams and more than 300 leaders performing in a dynamic and competitive business simulation , we tested the extent to which accurate self-awareness was related to team effectiveness, which was evaluated across a number of business metrics like market share, ROA, customer awareness, productivity, and so forth. Levels of team coordination and conflict management were also assessed.

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. Strategists learn to manage and steer complex systems—without the costly risk of bankruptcy.