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Posts by The Advantexe Advisor

Building Leadership Trust by Knowing the Right Answers

As we all know, leadership can be defined many ways and includes dozens of different terms including standards such as showing empathy, having resilience, developing […]

The Business Acumen Rules of Diminishing Returns

One of the most important and basic pillars of having a strong business acumen competency is understanding how to make the best decisions that align […]

5 tips to Develop the Skill of Saying No

One of the weightiest leadership challenges facing all leaders today is trying to do more with less in a world that both sets higher expectations […]

4 Applicable Ideas for Leading Change

Today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business world demands that effective business leaders have strong and fine-tuned change leadership skills as the foundation to their […]

Feeling Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable

5 Business Leadership Tips Every day around the world, business leaders in all shapes, sizes, and roles are facing an acceleration of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, […]

Remaining Motivated when Direct Reports are Performing Poorly

During a recent leadership roundtable, I was facilitating a group dialogue for research with a group of middle-level leaders who all had a minimum of […]

Understanding the Mindset of Activist Investors

What are the Business Acumen Skills Needed? Nelson Peltz, Bill Ackman, Daniel Loeb, Ralph V. Whitworth, Clifton Robbins, Scott Ferguson, Carl Icahn, Christer Gardell, and […]

10 Business Leadership Tips to Improve Underperformers

Dear Readers, sometimes there are no easy answers.  Sometimes there is no magic dust that you can sprinkle on a bunch of underperforming employees who you’ve […]

Great Business Simulations Are Not All Fun and Games

If you have anything to do with the world of training and development, you know and probably are a getting a little tired of  “gamification in […]

10 Basic Rules of Critical Business Thinking and Problem Solving

And just like that it’s July, 2017 and the 3rd Quarter is now underway.  In the USA, this week of July 4th is much like […]

How Business Acumen Skills Lead to Outcomes Skills

As I’ve shared previously in our live learning engagements and in these blog posts, one of the best parts of my job as a leader […]

The Customer Engagement Conundrum

One of the almost infinite challenges facing businesses today is understanding the system of customer engagement and who is responsible for executing the process to […]