• Google’s Leadership Test – 5-minutes and 13 questions

    What if you could identify in 5-minutes whether or not someone had the potential to be a great leader at your company?  It might sound far-fetched, but when Google thinks they can do just that by asking only 13 short questions, it’s worth paying attention. Identifying leadership talent and putting that talent in the right…

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  • Lemonade – Making Insurance Cool and “Socially Impactful”

    Apparently technological disruption can make any industry trendy and cool – even insurance. Startup company Lemonade is being described by users as “instant,” “fun,” and contributing to “social good”. All this about a company that sells renters and homeowners insurance online. Launched in 2016, Lemonade is based on an artificial-intelligence platform and describes itself as…

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  • Pen and Paper Exercise – Moments of Truth

    As business people, we are naturally focused on business results: profits, performance, market share, and the KPI “flavor of the day”…  But we also realize that satisfied customers are our most important business result.  In the words of Peter Drucker, “…the purpose of business is to create a customer.” Here’s a pen and paper exercise…

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  • Fun and Games at Work

    Fancy coffee bars at work are a nice touch, but to build employee morale while also boosting business productivity, consider bringing games into play. Research has confirmed that adding play to the workplace can actually improve productivity by 20%. Playing while at work unites team members, helps blow off steam, and fosters innovation and creativity….

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  • How’s It Going? (And Other Elevator-Speech No-Nos)

    We’ve all probably heard it 100 times – you need to have your elevator speech ready for that unexpected ride with the CEO. But what if that actually did happen? Would you be ready? Maybe it’s easier to prepare for that day than we think… Here are a few tips and tricks from a guide…

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  • Custom Business Simulations – Guest Speakers

    Customization of a simulation can be expensive. If you can accomplish 80% of the learning with an off-the-shelf business simulation you don’t need a custom one. However, don’t always assume that the simulation software is what needs to be customized. There are simpler ways to customize a learning experience. One approach that can help bring…

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  • Words to the Wise from the World’s Richest Man

    Jeff Bezos and Amazon have become a testing ground for business-thinking in the digital era. Through an extremely long-term vision and a focus on the “huge value” of execution, Amazon has become the world’s most valuable public company, and Jeff Bezos the world’s richest man. Jeff Bezos’ Annual Letters to Shareholders offer worthwhile insights for…

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  • Careful What You Measure For – You Might Just Get It

    Breaking news from 50,000 BC – as a business leader, “you get what you measure”. But the key is to identify the most meaningful, and the fewest, things to measure. Here are some tips from a recent Forbes article: Choose business metrics that actually impact business performance. Break down measures into smaller metrics to provide…

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  • Paint By Numbers Doesn’t Always Work for Leadership Training

    Remember those Paint By Number kits you did as a kid? It was a great way to learn about painting. Plus it’s a confidence builder – it’s hard to fail at Paint By Numbers. But as a learning tool, the approach can only go so far. At some point the lines and numbers need to…

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  • PriSim’s Top-10 Milestones in 2018

    PriSim had a great year – and we’re looking forward to 2019! Here are our Top-10 milestones in 2018: Grew by 30% in revenues. Developed and launched an Insurance Brokerage What-If Tool as part of a new “Grow Your Book of Business” insurance sales training program. Customized our BizFighter course for a Top-5 Aerospace and…

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