Theoretical learning is great, but leaders must apply new skills in order to really learn and excel. So, how do we stress application in a corporate setting?
Our guest is Matt Confer, the VP of Strategy and Business Development at Abilitie; a company that creates award-winning leadership programs using simulations to develop applied skills. Matt offers tips and tricks for learning, explains how virtual experience is essential in cross-generational training, and offers his three core tenets of leadership training.
We discuss the cutting-edge theories of leadership simulations; why they work, and how they bridge the gap between theory and mastery. Also, he discusses the pitfalls of relying on theory, and why application – even when the student fails a simulation! – teaches us valuable lessons.
After each quarter, Matt and his team debrief to see how the program is going. Do you check up on your diagnostics to ensure success?