Embracing Change

Apples & Oranges

Did you know finance can be fun?  Try the ultimate business simulation game that makes developing business and financial acumen as easy as comparing apples and oranges!  Participants work in teams to manage the operations of the Apples and Oranges company, facing price cuts, slow-paying customers, cash flow challenges and profitability concerns.  After this simulation, all participants will have the confidence to be able to make better financial decisions in any situation.  The goal is to develop acumen that allows them to think like the owners of an organization and make the connection between their own activities and the financial impact on the company.  The simulation is available in Service, Manufacturing, Retail, or Healthcare modules.  This program can only be presented in a 6-hour format, but can be customized to your organization, including review of your financial statements.

Improving Personal Results

Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that can derail even the most effective employee, manager, executive or business owner.  In this session, we examine the pitfalls of ineffective communication in a company or in your career.  Participants identify their workplace behavior style and its impact on their communication style and receive practical “how-to” steps to communicate with co-workers or others who have different communication styles. There will also be activities to improve written, electronic, presentational, and one-on-one communication skills.  Finally, dealing with anger—your own, or of a co-worker or customer—will be explored.  This program can be customized to your organization and facilitated at your location in 2, 4 or 6-hour format.

Improving Personal Results

Improving Personal Results

Is your internal GPS taking you in the wrong direction?  Do you constantly struggle for balance between your work life and home life?  Do you wish everyone else at work would be “normal,” or are you just wired differently?  This session is designed to challenge participants beliefs and assumptions about themselves and the people around them.  Activities designed to examine left brain/right brain personalities, focus techniques, blind spot identification, behavioral styles, and automatic reaction theory are included. The goal is to help participants determine opportunities to improve their own personal effectiveness and ability to interact with those around them.  This can yield results both at home and in the workplace.  This program can be customized to your organization and facilitated at your location in 2, 4 or 6-hour format.

Team Building That Works

Team Building That Works

Do you think you are a team player?  What does being a team player really mean?  This program challenges the notion that consensus is a requirement of teams and everyone must get along all the time in order for team success.  The session uses high-energy and high-takeaway exercises with hard-hitting team fundamentals.  Participants will return to the workplace with a better understanding of roles on teams, how to assemble a high-performing team, what to do with a dysfunctional team, how to get a team back on track, and building a culture of accountability on a team.  This program can be customized to your organization and facilitated at your location in 2, 4 or 6-hour format.

Leadership During Transition

Leadership During Transition

Many organizations have had to make tough choices and decisions during hard times.  Downsizing, closing a division, mergers and acquisitions, elimination of a product line—having to lead authentically during these times is a challenge for even the most talented leader.  That is because most organizations focus on the structure of the change itself, realignment of the organizational structure, project plans to implement the change, termination planning, etc.  Relatively little time is spent on developing leaders who will be able to transition the employees through the change.  During this session, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their leadership competencies during transition.  From that foundation, personalized plans will be developed for each participant that will improve leadership skills in specific areas of need identified for them.  This program can be customized to your organization and facilitated at your location in 2, 4 or 6-hour format.

Budgets Without Torture

Budgets Without Torture

An entertaining and energetic program designed to de-mystify the budget process in which participants work in teams to develop a strategic plan and operating budget for a fictional company.  Highlights include setting goals that translate into budget terms, selecting assumptions, and developing various budgets (including revenue budgets, labor budgets, estimating costs of products or services, travel budgets, sales/marketing budgets and administrative budgets).  The result: staff and managers confident in their abilities to survive and thrive in your budget process!  This program can be customized to your organization and facilitated at your location in 2, 4 or 6-hour format.

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

If change is constant, why is it always so hard?  In this interactive session, participants use activities to explore their “autopilot” reactions to change.  From this foundation of understanding, a series of activities provide tools for coping with a changing environment and leading change management throughout an organization.  There are also activities designed to increase the participant’s innovative capacity.  This program can be customized to your organization and facilitated at your location in 2, 4 or 6-hour format.

Business Simulation Game

Business Simulation Games

They’re fun. They’re engaging. They’re challenging. And they can be fine-tuned to your organization’s specific needs. People make decisions and compete – for customers, talent, market share, profits, the next big idea… Contact us for details about how we can use these tools to help you achieve maximum results.