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Hall Acceleration Strategies New Company: Acceleration Studios

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I am very pleased to mention that Hall Acceleration Strategies has officially released Acceleration Studios as a sister company to Simulation Studios. WooHoo!

Acceleration Studios will still utilize state-of-the-art business simulations, but with more focus on custom development along with workshops that enable companies to accelerate their ability to execute a corporate strategy. In most cases, we'll still parter closely with corporate training and development, but this will be focused more on business execution than, say, leadership development.

Welcome to Acceleration Studios


www.Acceleration-Studios.com

Acceleration studios will speed up a company's ability to bring new strategies to market. This is achieved by giving employees a Day In The Life Of Your CEO®. This might be easier to explain in an eBook. Thus, I've created an eBook that is free to download without any need for email addresses.

You can access the eBook here
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Strategic Acceleration Requires Effective People Development

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As a business leader, I have stayed awake many nights trying to figure out how to get my 100s of employees dancing to the same beat. It's exceptionally hard. More difficult than most people really understand. In my early days as a manager, I failed at it. I'm the first to admit this. Sheer momentum got the best of me. I was also quite a bit younger and with age comes scars and wisdom. This is a quick post that talks about the importance of effective employee development to help ensure everyone is dancing to a similar beat.

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4 Steps to Build Strategically Critical Leadership-Development Programs

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Article I published in Entrepreneur 4/4/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290487

Don't just tell employees why training is important -- show them: Use hands-on learning that connects your content to real-world business situations.

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- Bill

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You've Had the Annual Strategy Development Meeting. Now What?

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Article I published 3/17/17 in Entrepreneur: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/289008

A strategic plan demands strategic execution across the whole of your business. Plans are just paper until leaders getting people to implement them. Here's how.

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High-Tech Startups Need to Ditch the 'Engineers Rule' Mentality

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Article I published in Entrepreneur 3/10/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/289702

Everyone is in the people business. Create a balance between ideas and execution to ensure the long-term success of your new company.

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- Bill

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My Career in Silicon Valley Taught Me the Futility of 80-Hour Work Weeks

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Article I published in Entrepreneur 2/8/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/288569

The much-maligned 40-hour work week is actually a pretty good way to work for the long term.

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- Bill

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How Flight School was Perfect Training for Entrepreneurship

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Article I published in Entrepreneur 1/16/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287079

A student pilot is taught to expect changes and work to stay ahead of any that might come. Business leaders should take note.

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- Bill
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Last Call: 4 Lessons to Learn from Trump’s and Clinton’s Blunders

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Article Published in Chief Executive Magazine 11/7/16: http://chiefexecutive.net/last-call-4-lessons-to-learn-from-trumps-and-clintons-blunders/

The presidential race ends on Tuesday, but there is a lot CEOs can learn from the actions that have captivated us all year long.

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Can You Speak My Language? The Importance of Business Acumen in HR From an Executive

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Article I was interview for in Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-charles/can-you-speak-my-language_b_12316264.html

If you’re like most people, you probably see Human Resources as the department that takes care of a company’s employees. It makes sure that the company is in compliance with policies and procedures. It’s there to ensure that each employee is treated fairly.

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- Bill

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Using Simulations to Develop Millennial Leaders

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Article I published in Chief Learning Officer Magazine 7/15/16: http://www.clomedia.com/2016/07/14/use-simulations-to-develop-millennials-leaders/

Simulations offer a competitive, technology-based development option learning leaders can use to promote risk-free knowledge transfer between baby boomers and millennials.

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- Bill

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Five Key Insights Executives Learn from Business Simulations


Article Published Information Technology Portal 6/20/16: http://www.itproportal.com/2016/06/09/five-key-insights-executives-learn-from-business-simulations/

Playing games on company time is becoming a serious business. So serious in fact, the corporate training market in the US is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.81 per cent in terms of revenue over the period 2014-2019, according to Research & Markets, the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data.

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Gamification for Workplace Training

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Article I published in Web Anywhere 4/27/16: https://www.webanywhere.co.uk/enterprise/gamification-for-workplace-training/

Gamification is one of the most used buzzwords in the context of workplace training. The main idea of gamification is based around imitating the elements of modern video games and applying them to employee training and development.

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Create Training Programs That Your CEO Will Love

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Article I published on Recruiter.com 3/15/16: https://www.recruiter.com/i/create-training-programs-that-your-ceo-will-love/

In general, most CEOs want training to influence one of three outcomes: increased revenue, decreased costs, or both. Most training managers think more along the lines of knowledge development: They want people to learn a skill in order to do their job better.

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- Bill

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What Steve Jobs taught me about leadership, genius, and success

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Article Published on Business Insider 12/14/15: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-steve-jobs-taught-me-about-leadership-genius-and-success-in-my-13-years-at-apple-2015-12

For 13 years I worked with Apple, and to say it was an incredible experience would be an understatement. I witnessed a company losing and finding itself, and in the process, it inspired me to pursue an entrepreneurial path.

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5 Steps to Skyrocket That Great Idea Into Market Launch

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Article I published on Entrepreneur.com 12/11/15: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/253093

When it comes to choosing between creativity or productivity, most companies consider them to be mutually exclusive. In reality, they shouldn’t be.

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