The Advantexe Advisor

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Posts by The Advantexe Advisor

Keeping Business Simple in a VUCA World

One of the many interesting things that I’ve learned from delivering business simulation-centric leadership development programs for some of the largest companies around the world […]

Breaking the Incremental Mindset Takes Data and Leadership Courage

What does it take to lead through the current challenges and opportunities at the same time thinking about the future disruptions that are going to […]

Can a “Customer-Responsive Culture” Ever be Too Strong?

Most business professionals have grown up thinking and believing “The customer is always right.” In his groundbreaking book, “Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers […]

Does the NBA’s Load Management Strategy Transcend Leadership Techniques?

Lebron James, Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins.  An all-star basketball team ready for a game?  Well, not exactly.  These are five […]

Is it Possible for Leaders to Over Use “Yes, AND”?

I am just going to come out and say it. I have a hypothesis that the excellent leadership tool “The Yes, AND” approach that is […]

Leading through the “Right-Wrong Conundrum”

A business leader in today’s complex business environment is facing challenges that are coming at the speed of light.  Never before in the history of business […]

Revisiting “Seeking to Understand” as a Leadership Trait

Last week I had the privilege of working with an amazing group of emerging leaders getting their first real taste of professional leadership development. The […]

5 Reasons Not to Worry about the Weak February Job Figures

One of the most important aspects of developing your Business Acumen skills is to know what to do with data that comes into your world […]

Developing the Skills to be an “Inward-Out” Leader

Most leaders feel they are defined by the structure and boundaries of their own organization.  Even in complex, global, matrixed organizations leaders see themselves as […]

Selling Something to a Prospect on THEIR “Contact Me” Page Is Insanity

Is it laziness? Stupidity? Lack of Business Acumen?  Lack of Selling and/or Sales Prospecting Skills?   What is it that prompts businesses and “sales people” to […]

Coaching the First-time Coach

You are an experienced leader and have been successfully leading and coaching direct reports for many years.  As you’ve advanced in your career and moved […]

How Side Deals with Employees Diminish Your Leadership Presence

It happens fast, and it usually sounds very innocent and not such a big deal. One of your employees comes to you and says, “Listen, […]

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