Overcoming the Dreadful Disease of Currentitis

By Robert Brodo | Aug 16, 2018 8:36:12 AM

There is an epidemic sweeping the global business world and it’s called Currentitis. 

Currentitis is an affliction that usually starts at the head of the business organization and slowly and painfully makes its way down through the entire body of the company including leaders of businesses, leaders of leaders, leaders of people, and individual contributors.

The symptoms typically start out as relatively minor nuisances, but then over time if they go untreated present themselves as:

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Business Simulations Don’t Have to Be Big, Scary, or Intimidating

By Robert Brodo | Aug 10, 2018 8:10:24 AM

Unfortunately for many large global companies, there are still many misconceptions about Business Simulations that are used for leadership assessments and during talent development learning solutions.  Some of these misconceptions include:

  • “They take too long for participants to complete.”
  • “They are too complicated.”
  • “They cost too much.”
  • “Customizing them will require a lot of time from my Subject Matter Experts.”
  • “If I use a vendor to develop a simulation, that will make me look worthless.”
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“Collabitation” (Collaboration + Anticipation) - a Critical Leadership Skill

By Robert Brodo | Aug 7, 2018 8:48:39 AM

Extremely successful business professionals in the volatile business world of 2018 get it.  The rate of change, the dynamic markets, the geopolitical issues, the amount of information coming at us, and the lack of sleep are all colluding to make our lives as difficult as possible.  It goes without saying that if you really wanted to – and didn’t need to eat, sleep, or enjoy time with your loved ones - you could answer emails, work on projects, and develop innovative ideas 24 hours a day, seven days a week and still barely make a dent on the big list of things to do.

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Can Enterprise-Wide Financial Acumen Skills Increase Shareholder Value?

By Robert Brodo | Aug 1, 2018 8:57:15 AM

July is now over, and it is quarterly report season again!  This week and next, publicly held companies are in the process of delivering the good news and the bad news to their investors and the analysts that cover their stocks.  As a lead subject matter expert in the design, development, and delivery of business simulation-centric learning solutions that build financial acumen skills, this week of quarterly calls is always a busy time for me. Many of my clients that I deliver financial acumen sessions for have asked me to continue the learning process by conducting tailored webinars that review the latest quarterly results and tie them back to the key concepts of the learning program as a method of learning reinforcement.

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Calling someone a “Sanctimonious Snowflake” is Probably Not a Good Feedback Strategy

By Robert Brodo | Jul 26, 2018 8:08:30 AM

Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard the term “Sanctimonious Snowflake” used in a variety of ways and from a variety of people ranging from the Attorney General of the United States to a Plant Manager talking about the difficulties of providing constructive feedback to new employees who’ve been in the workforce for just a couple of years.  At a time when civility in language and approach to others in our society and business environments is low and sinking fast, I’m thinking that using this term when giving feedback is probably not the best feedback strategy if one is actually serious about achieving a positive business outcome.

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