The Advantexe Advisor

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Posts by The Advantexe Advisor

4 business acumen tips leadership can do to create better followership

If you Google “Leadership”, you will get 772,000,000 hits in 1.01 seconds so defining leadership is statistically, emotionally, and conceptually impossible.  But that doesn’t mean […]

Using Business Acumen Skills to Anticipate Customer Needs

Building organizational capabilities to anticipate customer needs rather than react to them Too many business leaders and Sales and Marketing professionals think that understanding Voice […]

Is a Robot About to Take Your Sales Job?

We all know and expect that continued advances in technology are changing everything about business and the way we sell.  If the United States is […]

A Business Acumen Tip: Urgency + Value Proposition = Results

  As the lead Consultant on hundreds of Business Acumen learning engagements, I have often heard the following request from our Senior Leader and Executive […]

Five leadership tips to think about before you “pull rank”

“That’s it. Enough of this trying to figure it out together!  The collaborative problem solving mumbo jumbo isn’t working and I am going to pull […]

A Business Acumen Lesson...

The Day You Lost 20% of Your Manufacturing Capacity The chemical industry executive turned slightly pale for a moment at 10:52pm on a Wednesday night.  […]

Innovative Selling: Linking Innovative Thinking to a Sales Process

There are several major selling models that most organizations chose as their core selling approach including Consultative Selling, SPIN Selling, Strategic Selling, Challenger Selling, and […]

Social Selling Creates an Infinite Top of Funnel

If you have embraced social selling, then you know everything is different.  The foundational laws of strategic business selling physics have changed and there will […]

How Business Simulation Models for 2025 Can Build Skills Today

Written by Robert Brodo, CEO Advantexe   For the second time in a year, I have been asked to start designing a computer-based business simulation […]

How Crappy eLearning is Ruining Training and Hurting Business Results

Consider for a moment, one of the most significant trends in the ecosystem of Talent Development: In 1990, the challenge to most Talent Development professionals […]

3 Key Learnings for Business Acumen Application

 The Hidden Dangers of Strategic Success Over the past several weeks, I have had the privilege of working with very successful business leaders at very […]

3 Examples of Leadership Skills to Create Pride in the Workplace

Business Leadership is a competency that everyone in business needs to practice and develop every day in order to be successful.  According to HR talent […]