Developing “Thinking Managers” To Bridge The Engagement Gap
Date and TimeWed, Aug 19, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
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When it comes to bridging the engagement gap, are your managers part of the problem or part of the solution? There’s a wealth of research showing that managers not only play a large role in whether or not employees are engaged, they often don’t seem to know what will actually engage them.
This session will show you how to apply current studies from the newly published Whole Brain Business Book-Second Edition, along with more than 30 years of research on thinking, learning and the brain, to transform your leadership development strategies and build an environment where everyone is encouraged and motivated to bring their best thinking to work.
By exploring the impact of thinking preferences on communication, work processes, job fit, coaching and more, you’ll learn how to develop managers and leaders who see past their own preferences to focus on what will truly engage and retain an increasingly diverse employee population. You’ll take away an easy-to-apply model for understanding how to “meet people where they think” so your organization can get the full benefits of its cognitive diversity.
You will learn:
1. Use a brain-based system to develop leaders who can effectively engage, motivate, inspire and retain a diverse employee population
2. Align engagement, learning and leadership strategies with business and thinking requirements
3. Apply practical tools to diagnose and adjust current approaches to improve engagement and outcomes
4. Create an action plan for using a thinking baseline to bridge the engagement gap
About Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is the Chief Thought Leader of Herrmann International, the originators and trailblazers of Whole Brain ® Thinking and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument ® (HBDI®). The company’s primary subject matter expert, she applies the principles of Whole Brain ® Thinking to her varied responsibilities, including day-to-day leadership, strategic consulting, ongoing research, learning design and speaking engagements.
Ann is the co-author of The Whole Brain Business Book – Second Edition (McGraw-Hill) and is currently at work on her next book, a field guide for applying what we know about the brain and thinking to increase everyday agility. A thought leader in her field, she has written for and been interviewed by such media outlets as Business News Daily, Chief Executive Magazine, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, Developing Talent for Organizational Results (book chapter), HR Executive Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, The leadership Challenge (book chapter), Management Today, T+D Magazine, Training Journal (UK) and O The Oprah Magazine.