Would you agree that every management team is unique? When you think of your organizational challenges will a one-size-fits-all solution work for you? Chances are that your management group is made up of unique people with interesting facets and opportunities. So why go for an off-the-shelf management training program? This is the question that faces many HR Directors: how to proceed with planning an important management or leadership program.
Here are three easy steps to get you started in customizing management training:
1. Identify Priority Goals
2. Determine Current Challenges
3. Decide on Key Participants
Once you have taken the above three steps, you can customize management training to address the special needs and goals of your team. For example, we provide Management Success training which is a specialized program which allows you to customize training topics and activities over the course of one to five days – just for your group. Most organizations opt for a two to three day training finding it includes just the right blend of discussion, exploration, skill building and group networking. To learn more about how to create the best blend of customized training contact us or complete the Free Quote form to start the dialogue. Your group IS unique, and your training solution should be too.
We all get into ruts. You probably do too. The human brain likes to use already established pathways of thought and feeling; it’s simply easier for it. But habitual leadership is not really inspiring at all. The management training programs we offer explore creativity and its positive impact on managing people.
But what does extra emphasis on creativity really serve? Think about it this way. The world is changing ever more quickly; yours included. The same thinking that served you yesterday is just a little obsolete today. For you to stay at the edge of the management game, it will serve you to take a fresh and creative approach each and every day. That is why we play with thinking and acting outside the box as an essential part of our management training seminars.
There are barriers to everything in the world. And so, there are barriers to being more creative. One of those obstacles is right inside you in the form of your brain’s wiring. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. But our neural blueprinting has us predisposed to routine; the opposite of creativity. We teach ways out of this cycle during our interactive and experiential management training courses.
You can begin the process of creative expansion in very simple ways. Try doing something different five times a day for at least a week (to get some momentum going). We do hundreds of things in the same way each and every day of our lives. From which shoe we tie first, to how you button your shirt, to which hand you pick up a cup with; creative prisoners of our own ingrained habits. Shake that up! Intentionally try new approaches. Your brain circuitry will light up in new ways. And each time you do this, you expand your thinking and acting. New thoughts for new situations = new solutions. Our management training classes will help you understand the necessity of expanding your inventiveness to become a truly enlightened leader.
As a manager, do you welcome different points of view or do you get defensive when yours is challenged? This is a very common reaction amongst people that when a question is asked or a comment made that seems different from what we’ve proposed. Defensiveness in fact is so prevalent and therefore seems so natural, that it may be going on under your EQ-Life Intelligence radar.
The first problem with defending is that it puts us into a corner; has us “positional”. And that closes us down to being open to additional possibilities. As a manager and one who should be setting an example for your team, this is not a productive place from which to operate.
The second effect that defensiveness often has is to set up a battle of the protective minds. Someone stimulates you’re defense mechanism, you counter with an even stronger stance about a subject, then their mind feels a threat and defends their own position. Now conflict ensues stalling a solution or co-agreement.
In our management training classes and resilience training programs, we explore how this negative process impedes problem solving and weakens one’s resilience.
What to do? First, start a practice of noticing when your mind leaps to your defense. That noticing creates a moment of choice: to defend or to listen openly. When you put the defense mechanism aside for at least a little while, there is space to take in new information or perspectives that may have some value. This neutral time allows you to more intelligently assess the greater body of information (yours and theirs) and choose where to go from there. It may be to stick with your original view or to tweak that a bit which results in a better way forward and a more melded approach with the other person(s).
Like most things worthwhile, this practice may be hard at first, but the new process and more beneficial results are truly worth the effort. The Management Training Institute truly believes that it simply doesn’t serve you, your team, or your organization to be closed minded (a habituated defender). And the Resilience Training Institute knows that being more open minded to explore alternative possibilities has you being more overall successful, and that success strengthens us bringing us greater resilience.
Your role as manager is to help others grow and change for the benefit of your team and your organization. But how can you request and inspire change if you don’t start with yourself? Participating in a management training seminar will help you understand why the change starts with you and how to get on the right track.
Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” You are the model to your team members. A management training seminar can also give you plenty of exercises to excite your desire to ever-change for the better as a conscious way of life. The results will be evident in the way you view your role as manager going forward.
The good news is the neuroscience and epigenetics agree that we can indeed become more of who, how and what we want to be. Bold New Directions’ management training courses can guide you on practices you make your desired changes become reality.
Do you feel qualified to reach for that promotion? Perhaps you are second-guessing your skills and think that you should stay put a while longer. Learn how management training can shift your thinking and boost your confidence. Discovering that you have limited thinking and, or limiting beliefs about yourself and what you think is possible is a huge step in the process of learning to go after what you are truly capable of.
Your mind will make an argument that some things you want are out of reach because it can’t see any practical means of attaining it. But that’s exactly where the limit lies. We get fooled that what we see is all we can get. But there are a zillion models out there demonstrating something different. Go to the government’s patent bureau and what will you find? Inventions! And by definition, an invention is something that had never been before. Something wanted but initially no way to have it. Management training can boost your creativity as well. It can offer new perspectives that lead to growth and greater understanding of yourself and your capabilities.
Start a new paradigm of thinking; one that says there is nothing that you can’t have. Vision that something in all its components. See it so clearly in your mind that it “feels” undeniably real. With the help of our management training programs offered by Management Training Institute at www.managementtraininginstitute.com, you will begin to notice that the means to have what you want begin to appear where before, you couldn’t see them.