The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is now accepting applications for its new leadership development series, The Executive Academy: Real Skills for Real Business. The program is set to begin this September. The academy is a six-phase leadership training experience developed by the business alliance and Game on Nation. Founded by Steve Shenbaum in 1997, Bradenton's Game on Nation offers leadership, communication, workplace culture and team-building training in a game-based environment. Apply online here.