Transparency, Trust, Ethics, Cheating, and Business Simulations

By Robert Brodo | Feb 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Over the past week, several fascinating global elements of the day have converged into my world that have left me wondering and thinking about the futures of both business and learning. As a leading designer of award-winning Business Acumen, Business Leadership, and Strategic Business Selling learning solutions, I have this unprecedented opportunity to travel around the world working with the best companies, the best people, and sometimes the best leaders on the planet helping them to get better at what they do so their companies perform better. This has already been a busy week in terms of travel and deliveries, and I am preparing to return to the United States after being in Europe since Sunday.  During this time, the work has gone extremely well while interesting distractions and requests for more work have filled up my inbox.

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How the Coronavirus is Forcing Us to Rethink Virtual Learning

By Robert Brodo | Feb 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The recent tragic and historic outbreak of the Coronavirus once again reminds us all of the frailty of the human condition and the delicate balance of our new global business world.  Just 20 years ago when the Avian Flu (H5N1) reached maximum impact in Asia, many people around the world could look at the map and think they were “safe” or it “can’t impact me” because there was limited access to China and other parts of the region.  We all forget that full and direct access to the mainland via daily direct flights was only achieved with the last 10 years.

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5 Reasons Why Business Acumen Skills for R&D is as Important as R&D

By Robert Brodo | Feb 14, 2020 8:49:00 AM

The R&D professional who had just completed the R&D business simulation had a strange look on his face.  When I asked if he was ok, he simply said, “If I knew then what I just learned, I would have saved the company hundreds of millions of dollars. Wow, I get it now.”

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5 Ways Business Acumen Skills Support a Culture of Urgency

By Robert Brodo | Feb 11, 2020 8:20:43 AM

When asked for their top challenges in leading organizations, many executives and managers will share, “a lack of urgency and a lack of a culture that feels a sense of urgency” at the top of their lists.

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5 Tips on How Innovation Leaders Should Own Failures

By Robert Brodo | Feb 6, 2020 8:14:36 AM

Leaders of innovative companies love to advocate theories and platitudes about how they are able to “Fail-Fast-Forward,” create cultures of continuous improvement, and disrupt markets seemingly with magic pixy dust. Business school case studies and examples of successful companies make it seem like it’s easy to succeed in business and the great lore of American ingenuity is that anyone can become a billionaire with a good idea, a garage in silicon valley, and a few investors looking for the next Google.

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