Understanding Behavioral Styles for Effective Leadership

Overview

One skill that everyone at work needs to learn is how to adapt their communication to each person individually in order to get the best results. In this interactive and thought-provoking program on
behavioral styles, we teach people how to adapt and modify their approaches to the specific behavioral styles of the people they work with in order to get better results, improve morale and
communicate more effectively.

Objectives

  • To help people learn about their own style and their preferences in communication
  • To learn about the four behavioral styles and each style’s strengths and weaknesses
  • To learn and apply the understanding of behavioral styles to all forms of communication
  • To understand how to adapt your communication to each individual style
  • To learn and understand behavioral styles in order to become a stronger more effective communicator

Program outline

Understanding your style

At the beginning of the program, we have each participant complete a behavioral style assessment in order to determine their individual preferred communication style. This particular exercise is a real eye-opener because participants finally realize why they prefer communicating the ways that they do, and what they need to do differently in the future.

Understanding the styles

Once everyone has taken the behavioral styles assessment and they know what their styles are, we do an interactive exercise where we divide them in their individual groups and ask them to answer several questions about their style.

Style profile

After the debrief from each group, we then take a deep dive and look at the characteristics of each individual behavioral style, including their strengths, their areas for improvement and their preferred methodologies for communication.

Communicating with the styles

We then have an in-depth discussion in groups about how each person can customize and adapt their communication to the coworkers on the team by adapting to their behavioral style. Often at this point in the program people realize they have been communicating in a way that was not effective with one of their team members because of their style, and learn what they can do to change it.

Map the team

We ask each person to individually create a map of their team, which is thinking through and identifying each team member and what their style is, in order to determine the overall makeup of
their team.

Action Plans

We wrap of the session with asking each person to create a comprehensive action plan on how they are going to apply what they have learned.

Formats:

  • Option #1: One half day program
  • Option #2: (2) webinars

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