HRDQ-U Webinar | Developing Thinking Managers

Developing “Thinking Managers” To Bridge the Engagement Gap

This On-Demand event was originally presented on April 22, 2015 (60 min)


When it comes to bridging the engagement gap, are your managers part of the problem or part of the solution? There’s a wealth of research showing that managers not only play a large role in whether or not employees are engaged, but they often don’t seem to know what will actually engage them.

This session will show you how to apply current studies from the newly published The Whole Brain Business Book – Second Edition, along with more than 30 years of research on thinking, learning, and the brain, to transform your leadership development strategies and build an environment where everyone is encouraged and motivated to bring their best thinking to work. By exploring the impact of thinking preferences on communication, work processes, job fit, coaching, and more, you’ll learn how to develop managers and leaders who see past their own preferences to focus on what will truly engage and retain an increasingly diverse employee population. You’ll take away an easy-to-apply model for understanding how to “meet people where they think” so your organization can get the full benefits of its cognitive diversity.

Attendees will learn

  • How to use a brain-based system to develop leaders who can effectively engage, motivate, inspire, and retain a diverse employee population.
  • How to align engagement, learning, and leadership strategies with business and thinking requirements.
  • How to apply practical tools to diagnose and adjust current approaches to improve engagement and outcomes.
  • How to create an action plan for using a thinking baseline to bridge the engagement gap.
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Developing “Thinking Managers” To Bridge the Engagement Gap


Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is CEO of Herrmann International, the originators and trailblazers of Whole Brain® Thinking and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®). Ann is the co-author of The Whole Brain Business Book – Second Edition.



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