One of the most critical business skills is the ability to have a well-balanced thinking style when solving problems, making decisions, communicating and leading others. Understanding the limitations of one’s individual thinking style, while recognizing the different thinking styles of others, is a critical step in developing oneself as an effective manager and leader.
This workshop delivers a powerful and dynamic learning experience that helps participants better understand how their thinking and their personal needs impact how they lead, give and receive feedback, solve problems, resolve conflict, and make daily decisions. The focus of the workshop is providing each participant with individual feedback on their unique thinking style and personal needs, and the corresponding impact on their leadership style.
Based on the work of the world-renowned Herrmann Institute, this workshop will help participants better understand and broaden their individual thinking styles – becoming better communicators, decision-makers and leaders in the process. Ned Herrmann, founder of the Herrmann Institute, was a pioneer in early brain research that has helped managers all over the world increase their ability to think in a broader, “whole brain” manner. The focus of the workshop is to provide each participant with individual feedback on their unique thinking style and personal needs and the corresponding impact on their leadership style.
This workshop will also use the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™ (FIRO-B®) assessment tool and the Johari Window to help participants better understand their personal needs and how they are perceived by others.
This workshop is also available as part of a 4-part series:
Brain & Leadership
- Whole Brain® Thinking
- Individual needs
- Conflict resolution
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Problem solving and decision making
- To apply Whole Brain®, balanced thinking to communications.
- To better relate the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI) and the concept of Whole Brain® Thinking to oneself and the leadership/management role.
- To better understand how differences in thinking styles can result in conflict.
- To apply Whole Brain®, balanced thinking to leadership and one’s personal leadership style.
- To apply Whole Brain®, balanced thinking to problem solving and decision-making.
- To apply Whole Brain®, balanced thinking to teamwork.
- To apply Whole Brain®, balanced thinking to giving feedback to people with different thinking styles.
- To apply Whole Brain®, balanced thinking to strategic planning.
- To understand one’s personal needs and how they relate to one’s leadership style.
- To help participants understand the Johari Window and how others might perceive them.
Who Should Attend
Senior, middle and front line supervisors and non-supervisory employees who want to broaden their thinking skills and become whole-brain thinkers.