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Free Resources

At Advantage, we celebrate dedicated business leaders —especially learning and development professionals— for their tireless efforts to educate and elevate. We'd like to present them, and you, with some virtual treats and resources, including our favorite free tools from our thought leader partners for developing leaders, high-performing teams, sales talent, and business acumen. If you'd like to know more, we're ready to help

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Webinar replays

It's time to put on your headphones and turn up the volume. Here's your chance to attend or revisit one of our popular webinars, including:

  • Revealed: 6 secrets of high-performing managers
  • Help rid the world of bad bosses with Multipliers author Liz Wiseman
  • Defense against the dark arts of diminishing managers
  • Improve HCAHPS scores in health care with emotional intelligence
  • EQ for leadership: Results in 90 days
  • 5 ways to help managers lead effective remote teams
  • And more!

Top 10 List for Making Your Company Culture Count

When the CEO and other executives make their cultures relevant for their people across the globe and reinforce the values of the organization, people will bring the culture to life.

Peter Drucker had it right when he said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Both must be aligned.

Have you built a road map for 2018 to create a culture-rich organization with every communication? Culture fosters trust and innovation, enhances your company’s brand, and can help ensure your organization thrives in today’s data-driven, disruptive environment.

Security awareness tips + case study

Get our 8 tips for enhancing your security awareness, along with a case study on's security-first initiative.

The company was challenged to shift employees’ mindsets and build strategic alignment to effectively protect property, assets, and sensitive information.

See how our thought leader partners at BTS helped them accomplish their goal.

What's missing when training fails? Get the key ingredient.

Training doesn’t have to be boring, time consuming or pointless. Sadly, the majority of trainings are doomed before they’re even launched. Here are curriculum design tips from our partners at Root Inc. on how to make sure yours isn't.

Be a just-in-time learning superhero

Get up to speed on just-in-time learning with these best-practice tips, guides, and tools from our thought leader partners. Their goal, and ours, is to help you become an L&D superhero for your organization with best-in-class learning that's relevant, resourceful, and ready.

The power of storytelling

Say goodbye to bullets and lengthy, boring text!
Take your audience on a memorable journey instead.

Make your slide presentations more memorable with these tips from Scott Hodin, Sr. Learning Developer, Sales Practice at BTS, an Advantage thought leader partner.

A 3-step success blueprint and more!

Use our 3-Step Success Blueprint from Vital Learning, an Advantage thought leader partner in our best-in-class network of learning solution providers, to achieve laser focus for getting what you want from your organization.

Access the blueprint and two additional tools, the SMART Goals Configurator and an Organizational Health Check on employee engagement, productivity, and retention.

We'll also provide you with some BONUS resources from Vital Learning, including access to a free Leadership Essentials preview and a fun quiz that answers a question we know you're pondering: Which Fictional Boss Best Matches My Leadership Style? 

30 days of free learning

(Re)Introducing KTB -  mobile, connected and improved!

Leveraging best-in-class, just-in-time learning, Advantage thought leader partner BTS has brought one of its flagship solutions – Know the Business – into the modern era while retaining the heart of the original program.

Designed to drive financial understanding by combining finance-related topics and engaging multimedia elements with patented BTS expertise, Know the Business enables all users to make sound business decisions that drive bottom line results.

Sign up for free 30-day demo account with access to 6 learning modules on financial reporting.

Challenge your decision making

To help companies accelerate the development of great leaders, BTS, an Advantage thought leader partner,  has created a series of online iLead Challenge™ Simulations.

These are immersive, video-based business simulations that feature important leadership moments. Participating employees make critical decisions and apply leadership skills to manage simulated team members and navigate challenging, realistic situations.

Sign up for complimentary 30-day access to the Innovative iLead Challenge Simulation, Fostering an Innovation Culture. See if you make the most effective choices to lead your team at Future Co. on an innovation journey.

Spend 20 minutes to advance your career and your life

BlueEQ™ is among the most accurate, comprehensive, and powerful emotional intelligence self-assessments available. An Advantage thought leader partner, BlueEQ has a free edition especially for us. Designed by a team of industry experts, social and behavioral scientists, instructional psychologists, and psychometricians, the BlueEQ self-assessment consists of 150 rapid response questions and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Our free trial provides your overall BlueEQ score and a heat map indicating your competencies in 5 skills and 25 dimensions. The color-coded heat map helps you identify skills or dimensions to focus on developing, and offers suggestions on how to improve in those areas. There is no cost or obligation.

Are you a productive leader? Rate yourself on these 12 key behaviors.

The BlueEQ™ emotional intelligence self-assessment examines your EQ across 5 skills and 25 dimensions with 150 rapid-response questions.

Our mini-quiz from BlueEQ has 12 questions that measure your productivity skills and offers tips to improve as you rate your abilities in these key dimensions: influence, resilience, anticipation, observation, empathy, stress tolerance, relationship management, ego management, accountability, conflict management, and confidence.

Financial formulas cheat sheet

We've got a new resource from Brent Snow at 10,000 Feet, creators of the popular simulation Interplay, the interactive game-based workshop that's been called a "mini MBA-in-a-Day."

Interplay builds a broad understanding of the critical factors that influence success or failure in any organization. Besides having a lot of fun, participants compete as executive leaders of a growing enterprise and finish the workshop with the kind of knowledge that's built from experience.

This handy reference of key financial ratios all business leaders must know is a great resource to have at your fingertips.

10 Daily Habits of Highly Effective Managers

Do you want great managers? Get this exclusive PDF and handy checklist from Jhana to help build the habits, and start developing your managers today!

Take a talent assessment

Do you know the strengths of your sales team? Do you know your strengths?

Whether you sell products or ideas, you can't make the most of your strengths until you're clear on what they are.  Get a free Predictive Strengths Indicator report based on your responses and find out what you're good at. There is no charge or obligation to participate. Get your entire team to participate.

How healthy is your strategy?

There's nothing like a brand new year to inspire greater accomplishment. While some strategies will succeed this year, far more will fail.

At Advantage, we're rooting for you!

We invite you to take a complimentary Strategy Deployment Health Check created by Root Inc., our thought leader partner who literally wrote the book on strategy execution, and get tips on how to make sure your strategy rolls out smoothly.

The Strategy Deployment Toolkit

Take the first step toward successfully deploying your company strategy

Since strategy is a foundation for success, we’ve put together some resources with our thought leader partner Root, Inc., that are jam-packed with information to get you well on your way to successful strategy execution.

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