3 Key Strategies For Improving Practitioner Performance – But Are You Using The Right One?

I have just written an article for Training Magazine Europe where I look at the 3 main strategies an organization can adopt for improving the performance of a sizeable leadership/management community. Often companies are unclear about which strategy they have inadvertently “sleep-walked” into and the fact that there may be an alternative which suits their […]

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Use game theory to transform the dysfunctional teams in your organisation

A novel and powerful way to view dysfunctional teams in organisations, where there is a lack of shared objectives, poor co-operation and weak leadership, is through the lens of Evolutionary Game Theory. Application of EGT also reveals surprisingly that the most effective long-term co-operation strategy between individuals is not Win-Win but in fact Tit-for-Tat (TfT). […]

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Case Study: Dundee Business School Students Become Fashionistas For A Day!

Background to the customer We headed to Abertay University in Dundee, the first University in the UK to be recognized as a Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education, to run our retail fashion simulation CATWALK. The simulation was run with a group of business students from various courses including accountancy and marketing. Customer needs […]

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A blueprint for designing verifiable re-usable business simulation models

The secret to designing verifiable, re-usable, maintainable business simulation models is not to design a single complex “black box” model but rather  4 distinct but interlinked sub-models with a well-defined interface between each of them.                   I call the 4 sub-models: The Empirical Model The Value Model […]

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Use Business Simulation Games to fix sub-optimal behaviour and silo-thinking

Sub-optimization, also known as “operating in silos” is a massive and common problem in organisations and that’s Bad News. The Good News is that you can use almost any business game to let your leaders, managers and practitioners forcefully experience the consequences of sub-optimization behaviours.   First of all it is called sub-optimization because the […]

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Values/Behaviour Questionnaires for Short High-Impact Leadership Development Sessions

This article explores how you can create and quickly deliver short Values/Behaviour Clarification Questionnaires to engage business communities on leadership development and change management programmes about key values and the critical behaviours needed to support them in order to improve individual and team performance. The great thing about this approach is that if designed properly […]

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Case Study: Global medical devices company takes own medicine with Sim-based Leadership Development

Background to the Customer: The customer is a multinational medical equipment manufacturing company selling its products in nearly 100 countries on the back of a long and distinguished company history and a reputation for innovation and customer service in a market which is highly competitive and regulated. Customer Needs To maintain its position as an […]

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Case Study: Top Performance Consultancy use Simulations to Supercharge Customer Offerings

Background to the Customer: The Lane4 journey began on 19 September 1988, when British swimmer, Adrian Moorhouse lined up for the final of the 100 metres breaststroke at the Seoul Olympic Games. Having qualified in the fastest time, Adrian was in lane 4, traditionally set aside for the fastest heat winner, which gave him a […]

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Case Study: Major Automotive Player Accelerates Manager Commercial Acumen using Simulation

Background to the Customer: The company is a global automotive company with an enviable brand and customer loyalty in all its markets including luxury and SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) segments. Customer Needs Like all its major competitors the company operates in a highly competitive and regulated global market and as a result it needs to […]

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Case Study: Global Food Giant stretches senior HR pros with back-to-back Business Simulation Days

Background to the Customer: Associated British Foods plc (ABF) is a British multinational food processing and retailing company. Its ingredients division is the world’s second-largest producer of both sugar and baker’s yeast and a major producer of other ingredients including emulsifiers, enzymes and lactose. Its grocery division is a major manufacturer of both branded and […]

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