3 Quick Business Acumen Tips to Survive “Goal Setting Season”

By Robert Brodo | Nov 5, 2015 11:10:08 AM

This is the time of the business year when many professionals are busier than ever because they feel trapped between finishing the execution of last year’s strategic plan and starting the process of developing next year’s plan. Yesterday afternoon, I was conducting an information gathering interview as part of the design for an upcoming business simulation workshop when I asked our subject matter expert – the President of a Business unit – how things are going.

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Business Simulators are the Differentiator

By Robert Brodo | Nov 3, 2015 2:31:49 PM

Help Identify the Differences Between High Potential Employees and Highly Driven Employees

A significant amount of our work at Advantexe Learning Solutions is the design, development, and delivery of learning engagements for high potential leaders. Over the past six weeks, I have personally delivered four significant engagements utilizing business simulations to leading organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Technology, and Professional Services industries to a variety of audiences.

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Integrating Voice of Customer and Business Simulations

By Robert Brodo | Oct 29, 2015 4:57:30 PM

Integrating Voice of Customer and Business Simulations to Make Better Business Decisions

As an author of several blogs a week on the topics of business acumen, business leadership, and strategic business selling, I have an almost unlimited number of topics to choose from when choosing a new subject. Last week I had the opportunity to deliver a simulation-centric business acumen learning journey for a group of high potential leaders from a global technology organization. During the session, participants had the opportunity to lead their own simulated multi-billion dollar technology organization for four simulated years.

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Business Strategy Case Study: Learning from the Breakfast Industry

By Robert Brodo | Oct 29, 2015 4:17:44 PM

It was not a typical day for me. For one, I woke up in my own bed for the fifth consecutive day in a row – the first time I have done this since last January. Second, I was thrilled to know that I had a morning meeting with my friend, colleague, and our Chief Simulation Officer, Eric Pressey, to finalize the design of an exciting new business simulation. Besides being the smartest person I know (I first met him in September of 1979 when we were both freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania), Eric is also an incredible foodie and we can spend hours talking about our favorite meals past, present, and future. And third, I was really excited to brainstorm with our summer interns on new ideas for the blogs we publish on a weekly basis.

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