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Leadership for New Managers
2023 Edition:


Tackling Work-Life Balance, Employee Disengagement (Quiet Quitting), and Remote Working

Most new managers are forced to learn critical leadership skills on the job.  The cost to productivity and morale is enormous.

To address this, we continue to work with leading organizations across industries developing "Leadership 101" Short Sims for new managers to practice and understand their new role.  

For 2023, we are making a Short Sim suite—which has gathered the best-of-breed content—available either off-the-shelf or tailored to individual industries, entities, or specific initiatives.

As with all Short Sims, they have distilled complex content into their simple essence.  They clarify and focus on immediate, practical applications, all in less than 40 minutes.  

Connecting business goals and values, this new manager leadership program also supports many broader ethics and inclusiveness initiatives.   


Topics include:

  • Delegating Authority to engage employee passions

  • Role-Modeling for growing influence

  • Leading a Hybrid/Remote workforce for greater productivity and work-life balance

The leadership content is foundational for new managers, and provides a baseline upon which organization specific initiatives can be built.  

Each of the four Short Sims takes about 8 minutes to play through.  They can be used as stand-alone learning or as part of your larger program.  And of course they use the revolutionary Short Sim methodology of experiential learning that is easy to tailor to your needs.


Clark Aldrich and Leadership Simulations

Clark Aldrich has spent over two decades building leadership simulations. 

He has collaborated with leadership partners ranging from Harvard Business School professors to The Center for Army Leadership to the United Nations.   He has worked closely for many years with the CxO level of a Fortune 25 corporation and at the board level of one of the largest US military agencies.  From his 5th Avenue NYC office, he worked with dozens of Fortune 100 CIOs on their leadership and development programs.  He currently provides leadership and other simulations for the Department of State, major corporations, non-profits, and educational entrepreneurs. 


Aldrich has a US patent in leadership simulations, and one of his leadership simulations won "Best Training Product of the Year" by ATD (then ASTD.) He has had multiple articles on leadership published by leading industry magazines, and his book dedicated to leadership simulations (Wiley) also won multiple awards.  

Clark Aldrich's leadership simulation work has been featured on/in: