American Management Association Seminars

Power Thinking for Powerful Results
Seminar No: 02538 -XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.2
Length: 2 days

Take the lead in solving problems, generating ideas and creating innovative solutions that payoff on the bottom line!

As a leader, you’re expected to harvest the best ideas and the most innovative solutions to ensure the success of your organization. In the new knowledge economy, you need to think on your feet to manage problems, make quick and effective decisions and seize opportunities.

Who Should Attend
Senior managers, directors, executives and other business professionals looking to capitalize on their natural thought processes and improve their creative capacity.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how your mind really works and free yourself from “autopilot” thinking
  • Increase your mental flexibility and think “beyond the box.”
  • Understand your own and your colleagues’ thinking styles
  • Strengthen your emotional intelligence
  • Mobilize the collective intelligence of the members of your team
  • Become a more productive “option thinker”
  • Use the power of language to influence others and achieve your goals
  • Lead your team or workgroup to better decisions and solutions
What You Will Cover
  • Put Dr. Karl Albrecht’s latest concepts in brain research and the newest thinking tools and techniques into practical methods to use in business situations
  • Find out what Power Thinking can do for your career...why you already have the skills you need to do it, and how to mobilize those built-in skills to your best advantage
  • Break out of old patterns and become a proactive, solution-oriented thinker and thought-leader; increase your “Innovation Quotient”
  • Think both creatively and systematically to arrive at better solutions
  • Enable your organization or unit to reach higher levels of collective intelligence and gain a higher R.O.I— “return on intelligence”
  • Understand thinking styles— your own and others— and capitalize on the differences, using Karl Albrecht’s Mindex Thinking Style Profile
  • Build smart teams: leadership, group dynamics and getting things done; promote and develop the concept of “organizational intelligence” in your business

Extended/Detailed Seminar Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the Power of Your Own Mind
  • Overcome Old Patterns and Develop Breakthrough Ideas
  • Think with Clarity and Express Ideas Compellingly
  • Learn to Think More Systematically and More Creatively
  • Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Reprogram Your Thinking for Greater Career and Personal Success
  • Lead Teams to Reach Better Decisions and Solutions
Thinking about Thinking
  • How Do You Prefer to Learn?
  • Self-inflicted Learning Disabilities
  • Exercise: Learning Preferences
  • Can Brain Power Training Make People "Smarter"
  • Practical Intelligence: Ten Mega-Skills
  • Self-Renewal: Lifelong Learning and Growth
Thinking by Choice
  • The Pattern Paradox
  • Learn the Skill of "Bimodal" Thinking
  • Improve Your Logical Skills with Templates
  • How to Use Osborn’s Brainstorming Method
The Hierarchy of Thinking
  • Can Understanding Your Brain Make You Smarter?
  • The Hierarchy of Thinking: Your Five Minds
    • The Automatic Mind
    • The Subconscious Mind
    • The Practical Mind
    • The Creative Mind
    • The Spiritual Mind
  • Limitations of the Multi-Mind Model
Understanding and Using Thinking Styles
  • Split-Brain Research and Thinking Styles
Using Thinking Styles in Organizations
  • How to "Read" a Person’s Thinking Style
  • How to Build "Thinking Terms"
Opening Your Mind
  • Six Principles of Perception
  • The Egg Analogy: Avoiding Attribution, Projection, and Evaluation
  • How to Listen on Four Channels at Once
Revising Your Language Habits
  • How Language Dominates the Way We Think
  • Helicopter Thinking: How to Be Fluent with Ideas
Managing Minds: Thoughtful Leadership
  • Group Think: When 1+1+1 Does Not Equal 3
  • Covert and Shared Leadership: The S.P.I.C.E. Formula
"Getting Through" to People
  • Social Intelligence: "Getting Through" to People
  • Taking a Brain for a Trip
System Thinking: Using Mental Models
  • Exercise: System Thinking
The Skillful Use of "Self"
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Brain Power
  • BrainStates and States of Resourcefulness

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