Strengths of Differences (16 Hours)

Course Code: 01-09-M616

The most successful teams know and appreciate each others strengths and differences. They understand that the genius of any team is built primarily on how we relate to each other. What makes this class different is that it demonstrates how our brains work in ways that, at first, seem oppositional, but when understood, become opportunities. Just as our differences can lead to conflict, they can also open up avenues for creativity and success. If we try to get others to do things like we do, we tend to bump heads and important things either dont get done or get done badly. However, if we can acknowledge and appreciate our diverse approaches then we can get a smarter and more comprehensive view of the situation while inspiring sustainable success.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

           Transform negative judgments into productive working relationships

           Avoid blind spots, think in different ways, and make fully informed decisions

           Increase your ability to work effectively with your own strengths and those of others

           Recognize the strengths in a variety of cognitive styles.

Intended Audience: Leaders and managers of teams