Management Training Institute, a division of Bold New Directions, announces that Curiosity, one of the most important management skills, has become a cornerstone of their management training course, Management Success.
Easthampton, October 25, 2013 – Management Training Institute, a division of Bold New Directions, announces that Curiosity, one of the most important management skills, has become a cornerstone of their management training course, Management Success. When managers learn strategies on how to approach problems using their natural curiosity, they raise the level of their management skills and the performance level of their teams.
According to Jim Hornickel, Director of Training and Development at Management Training Institute, most managers and leaders have progressed to where they are, in part, because of their strong sense of curiosity. They are curious about how to solve problems, how to motivate their staff, and how to use management skills to improve operations and productivity. Many leaders, however, don’t think of their innate curiosity as a tool to help them lead or as one of their most important management skills. Management Training Institute’s management training course, Management Success, teaches people how to combine genuine curiosity with proven strategies that will improve their management skills.
As an example, Hornickel points out that one of the most important management skills directly allied with curiosity is asking powerful questions. “When you ask open-ended questions of people”, he says, “they are more likely to reveal important information that you, the manager, need.” To ask powerful questions he advises managers to start off sentences with “What...” or “How...” for best results. Examples of some other encouraging lead-ins are “What has guided your thought process?” and “How did you go about selecting that strategy?”
“You can also use requests like, ‘Tell me more...’ or ‘Help me to understand...’”, adds Hornickel, who, in addition, recommends using a warm tone of voice as an essential management skill. “How different do you think the response would be if you were to use a demanding tone?” he asks. To learn more about adding to your management skills via leading through curiosity see our blog posted at http://www.managementraininginstitute.com
Building on personal strengths is a core element of the management training courses delivered by Management Training Institute. “In our management training seminars”, says Suzanne Guthrie, Director of the Management Training Institute, “we show managers how to tap into their personal strengths and use them to enhance the quality of their management skills. One of the themes of our management training programs is working with people to master new behaviors and behavioral strategies that stem from inner qualities and values such as empathy, respect, responsiveness. While most of us may already have such traits, what is most important is to learn how to express these qualities through behaviors that will make a positive impact on work performance. Learning and applying these behavioral strategies is what transforms management skills in the workplace.”
The Management Training Institute’s Management Success and its other management training programs have strong experiential components. Drawing on its experience with successful Fortune 500 companies, the Management Training Institute utilizes interactive learning methodologies to ignite the interests of all members of the management team. Says Ms. Guthrie, “We offer participants a chance to practice new management skills in a constructive learning environment; It’s one thing to discuss how to ask powerful questions of your staff in a management training class, however managers really need to practice in the structured environment provided by management training seminars to sharpen their skills”.
Demonstration, practice and feedback are three cornerstones of Management Success. Jim Hornickel affirms this by saying; “We know from past experience that lecture is a limited tool in a management training course. Most managers have lots of experience to draw from and they want to share problems and solutions with each other in the management training course setting. We ensure that the range of learning techniques used in each management training seminar, such as demonstration, reflection and group discussion, suit the needs of the participants in all of our manager training programs.”
In the management training program Management Success the priority is on customization. Management Success offers a blend of courses in communication and management skills tailored to each organization’s unique environment and challenges. All topics are discussed in the context of the client’s organizational culture.
Management Success is offered onsite in a 1 to 5 day format. Participants receive a Training Manual containing an overview of the course. Management Success melds the worlds of Leadership, Management and Coaching into unique customized management training programs to meet the organizational challenges of individual clients. Client organizations select priority topic areas from curriculum that is the culmination of decades of education, training and experience with global management teams. The results include greater efficiency, effectiveness and personal authority along with improved morale, productivity and profitability.
Contact the Management Training Institute to tailor the program to your organization’s objectives and timelines at 1-800-501-1245 or http://www.managementtraininginstitute.com
About Management Training Institute
Established as a global learning company Management Training Institute, and its parent company Bold New Directions, involves participants in experiential management training courses that transform the way participants perform at work. Management Training Institute provides management training classes to a diverse client base which consists of banking, health care, financial services, technology, manufacturing and higher education. To learn more about the onsite management training courses available for your staff please click here: http://www.managementtraininginstitute.com