Higher-Performance Executives: Bringing Executive Development Programs Into Balance



Executive development programs teach various skills deemed important in future leaders and help shape future leadership and its performance. However, they are often excessively focused on competencies required for dealing with internal issues and relationships. They do a much less admirable job preparing future executives for the unique skills required in competing. This article proposes a human performance technique—a virtual competition simulation known as business war gaming-that can have superior results in this domain.