Learning to Manage in VUCA Environments Using Simulations

Learning to Manage in VUCA Environments Using Simulations

For all talent leaders, the question of “How do you build strong, adaptable mindsets and create behavior change?” weighs heavy. One great tool for addressing questions around adaptability and volatility is a well-designed, competitive simulation. On our March 2019 Webinar, we discussed the importance of preparing leaders for VUCA environments and what tools are available to prepare learners for unforeseen challenges.

Below, you’ll find selected clips from the webinar. If you were unable to join, you can get all the important discussion by watching the videos below, or, if you were able to join, you can use the below as a quick refresher.

5 Ways to Create Human Connection in Remote Teams

5 Ways to Create Human Connection in Remote Teams

Remote work.

Just saying it elicits dozens of idealized perks both employees and employers dream of.

Yet, it comes with challenges and shadows that threaten vital human connection that most managers are unprepared to face.

White Paper: Playing Games with Leadership

White Paper: Playing Games with Leadership

Surveying today’s business environment reveals several key facts:

• Distributed leadership is lifeblood. Great companies are driven by great leadership, not just in the boardroom, but also at the front lines of the organization.

• Demographic chasm presents great risks. Businesses are facing a demographic time bomb—the retirement of baby boomers—that is beginning to affect the ranks of senior management at global corporations. New generations of leaders must be cultivated to replace retiring baby boomers.

• Traditional training has many shortcomings. Many leadership development efforts fail. While there are many reasons for this, the format of the training that participants receive is often key. A recent study revealed that management learning programs that use simulations provide significantly improved leadership competencies compared to those that use traditional learning methods.

This white paper will speak to how organizations can better use advances in simulation technology as part of their leadership development efforts.

3 Goals of L&D Industry Leaders in 2019

3 Goals of L&D Industry Leaders in 2019

We reached out to our network of L&D leaders to collect insight on what talent professionals around the globe have set as their #1 goal for 2019 in the leadership development space (thank you to everyone who contributed)! While the  answers were diverse, the majority of the responses shared one of the following 3 common themes…

How To Triumph in Global Training

How To Triumph in Global Training

Abilitie has the pleasure of working with 80+ world-class facilitators, who lead our simulations across the globe. We reached out to one of our lead facilitators, Steve Gartrell, to share his insight into how he effectively facilitates across cultural boundaries and barriers. What we got was a power-packed, robust list of all the how-to’s of cross-cultural facilitation.

Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Books For Leaders That Inspire

Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Books For Leaders That Inspire

The holidays are quickly approaching, and whether you’re in a bind to buy some last minute gifts for your colleagues or your peers, or are looking to inspire any leader in your life - the Abilitie team has you covered on the best leadership books to give as gifts.

Why Managers Should Adopt an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Why Managers Should Adopt an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurs are touted for their grit, innovation, and risk taking. Professional Managers, on the other hand, are known for their oversight in an established business setting, someone who leads their direct reports through their daily activities, makes decisions, establishes routine and is often risk averse. While Entrepreneurs and Managers are often placed in two completely separate boxes, it is important to recognize there are key competencies Managers can learn from Entrepreneurs to ensure success.

My First Month in L&D

My First Month in L&D

I joined Abilitie two months ago as the new Marketing Manager. I came from the industry of health and wellness-focused CPG products. The language used in my previous marketing efforts was informal, shorthand, and buzzy. I needed my audience to feel as though I was there next to them, chatting over an almond-milk latte with every piece of content I published.

When I transitioned over to Abilitie, I was drawn to the position by the “development” aspect of the company - at the core of everything I’ve ever done professionally has been the goal of helping people reach their maximum potential - and was excited to implement lessons learned from previous positions in a new setting.

Managing Up is a Necessity, Not a Contingency

Managing Up is a Necessity, Not a Contingency

It was my first job out of graduate school and I was working for a well-known company that allowed my mother to boast of her successful daughter. Meanwhile, I was working 60-80 hour weeks fielding the requests of four different managers and product areas, and giving it my all with very little feedback one way or the other. My days were spent in quiet companionship with dual computer screens and employee databases in a tireless effort to prove my diligence and worth.

You can imagine my shock when my performance review came back negative.

Fear Has No Place In The Workplace

Fear Has No Place In The Workplace

Company culture plays an invaluable role in employee performance and satisfaction, and often it is organizational leaders who are at the forefront of implementing and maintaining a cohesive company culture. While fear-based workplace cultures used to dominate corporations and small businesses alike, the emergence of leadership development programs has shown us that leaders who delegate, coach, support, and treat their employees as part of a team and a community see higher rates of long-term productivity, worker satisfaction, and positive impacts on organizational bottom lines.

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