Does Your Business Teach Thinking Skills?
No? Your Future May be Bleak
It’s hard to know what the future of your company will be, because change is constant.
Current leaders advance or retire. Therefore, you need to know where your next generation of leaders is coming from. You must know the answer to that question before the need arises. You need a proactive program for leadership development.
If you train your employees just on how to do their current job, then they will not be prepared to take on a leadership role. On the other hand, if you teach them to:
- think beyond their current assignment
- understand the company culture
- know where the company profits come from
… then you have properly trained and conditioned your employees. As a result, they will be ready to step into a leadership role when you need them.
If you teach your employees how to think, rather than “just do their job,” you will empower everyone in your organization with the knowledge and capability to be a future leader. Then, those who thrive in a leadership role will thereby be prepared for your company’s future line of leaders.
Dr. Nanette Miner, expert on employee development and learning processes, addresses these thoughts in her video series on Ensuring Learning.
In her book Future-Proofing Your Organization by Teaching Thinking Skills, Dr. Miner states that:
Due to changing demographics, Boomers will be out of the workforce by 2030. Therefore, we need to develop critical thinking skills in future leaders pronto. But more importantly, we need to develop everyone.Dr. Nanette Miner, “Future-Proofing Your Organization”
You are invited to download the introduction to the book, plus a document on “Why Teaching Thinking is an Imperative.”
Customized Thinking Curriculum for Your Business
A customized thinking curriculum is designed to enhance the thinking skills, business acumen, and leadership abilities of your employees. It is no “one-size-fits-all” program. It is unique to YOUR business. No other business will have a program to develop their employees exactly the way yours does. We target your program toward:
- YOUR needs
- YOUR industry
- YOUR company
- YOUR goals.
Does your company need an integrated thinking curriculum? You can find out by taking this one-minute self assessment.
If the assessment indicates you are right on track, good for you. Your future is bright. If, on the other hand, it indicates you need improvement, you’ll find all the resources you need to enhance your leadership development right here.