Managing a Winning Team
The fastest way to become a better manager.
The Cortex Core Course – Day 1 & 2
Employees go to work for an organization, but quit because of their manager, according to Gallup Research.
From the 10,000 professionals we have trained and the more than 3,000 executive coaching hours we’ve conducted, we’ve found that the majority of managers are promoted into their position because they were a subject matter expert or they were someone who demonstrated an ability to do their job better than others in their department, division, or in the organization. Sometimes a person is promoted to management because they were the best choice at the time and had a desire to move up in the organization. Their promotion rarely carries with it immediate skill building the things they will need to deliver the most to be successful when managing or leading others. Things like communication, giving and receiving feedback, delegation, managing multiple priorities, time management, and creative problem solving.
Those “soft skills” are things they have tried to learn ”on the job” or people think they should know or assumed they did. Poor results or frustration are the result for them, their boss, and their team members.
We understand that managers and leaders have very little time. They need methods that deliver high quality skill building that bring an immediate and practical value to them, their teams and their workplaces.
For this reason, Cortex has developed a unique and brand new course designed for the busy manager or leader that needs to build their soft skills fast. Your managers will learn the leadership mindset to ensure they will: Think more strategically, speak more effectively, act more intentionally.
How long does the course take?
2 – 8-hr sessions over 3 months
4 – 4-hr sessions over 4 months
Both options include:
•A one-hour live webinar with the content author to prepare them for the coursework during the sessions
•goMonti coaching tool designed to track the comprehension of the coursework, motivate the manager to take action, and ensure that they execute what they have learned. This tool is provided for 4 months with the ability to provide progress reports on the participants forward momentum.
•A one-hour follow-up live webinar to provide bonus tools to further ensure participant’s success.
What type of assessments are included with the 2-day course?
DISC & Motivators (12 Driving Forces) Assessments
DISC – Communication That Works at Work
Participants will complete a DISC and Motivators assessment and bring the report to your first day session. This 50-page report will give you an understanding of your behavioral styles and offer suggestions on how to develop specific areas for higher levels of effectiveness when working with your team and others. This assessment can also provide a window of understanding for the leaders you report to in order to create a clearer understanding into your perspective and communication style.
DISC assessments lead to a keener self-awareness and improved ability to communicate with others. Motivators are a window into what motivates and engages you and others and how managers and leaders, can more effectively engage those they serve and who serve their organizations.
You will also learn:
Which of the four styles: Driver, Influencer, Supporter or Calculator, you tend to use when interacting with others.
Which of the four styles do the other participants prefer to use when interacting with them. ØHow to use this knowledge to increase your awareness of giving and receiving feedback.
How to use your understanding of the DISC behavioral style model to communicate change initiatives, motivate, and engage your peers and team members.
Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems
Learn how to adapt your own style to get along better with others
Foster constructive and creative group interactions
Facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict
Practice Your Communication and Creative Problem Solving Skills
By experiencing the Cortex Obstacle Course, learning the ways to use DISC to communicate with different behavioral styles, and learning to use your strengths to focus on team members’ assets, you will learn how to:
Use more effective communication tools and practices
Utilize the strengths of individual team members to obtain group objectives
Use asset-based thinking and language that motivates, engages and encourages the highest thinking and behaviors from team members
Using a technique known as “rounding” during meetings to feel heard and to be able to contribute your perspective and objectives.