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Critical Thinking

A Half Day Workshop on Thinking Styles
This interesting and exciting seminar can give you important, valuable, and useful information about how your mind works. Using the Mindex thinking style profile, you will measure your thinking style, which is your own unique way of processing ideas and deriving meaning from your experience. You will learn how to put this new knowledge of thinking styles to use in practical situations, to help you think more clearly, solve problems better, make better decisions, and communicate with others more effectively.

Who Should Attend
Managers, supervisors, key staff people, sales people, and others who need high-level communication skills to do their jobs well.

Program Summary
Differences in thinking styles can profoundly affect the ways people relate to one
another — as manager and employee, salesperson and customer, as co-workers, and in personal relationships between spouses and family members. Many so called “personality conflicts” are actually caused by differences in the ways people organize their ideas, perceptions, and viewpoints.

When you understand your own thinking style, you can better appreciate the
characteristic way in which you take in information, communicate with other people, learn, solve problems, and make decisions. If you know another person’s thinking style, you can communicate with that person more effectively by presenting information in a manner that he or she can best appreciate.

In this practical, participative workshop, you will use the Mindex thinking style profile, developed by Karl Albrecht, to measure your own thinking style. You will learn to estimate another person’s thinking style during conversation, and learn strategies for communicating effectively with people in terms of the four basic thinking modes. You will come away with a new understanding of the differences that can affect your relationships with the important people in your life and career.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Accurately describe and explain the 4 basic thinking modes.
  2. Identify your own primary style and recognize the patterns you rely on to perceive and process reality.
  3. Spot verbal and behavioral cues that enable you to estimate another person’s
    thinking style during conversation.
  4. Increase your “style-mobility,” i.e., the ability to use various styles according to the needs of the situation.
  5. Become aware of any conversational habits you may have that cause tension in others by “stressing” their thinking patterns.
  6. Sell ideas more effectively to others.
  7. Create a condition of interpersonal “resonance” by listening more effectively and expressing ideas in another person’s preferred mode.
  8. Function more effectively in team situations by capitalizing on the differences in thinking styles of the team members and making the most of what the various team members bring to the situation.
Interested in this seminar? Contact us for more information now!