Our team at Brio functions as a support system for growing companies. We are a management development company that specializes in developing middle managers through better communication. Years of experience have taught us that most small to mid-sized companies overlook the development of managers. In fact, many promote from within when an employee shows strength in a certain capacity, believing this will transfer into being an effective manager. However, managing effectively does not necessarily translate from doing your job well. The leadership communication skills required to be an effective manager aren’t intuitive, but they can absolutely be learned.
Additionally, the companies that hire and develop a diverse team are much smarter than ones with brilliant individuals who think alike. To manage this diversity takes a deep understanding of how to motivate, mentor and develop an assortment of different thinkers.
Whether a company promotes from within or hires externally, prioritizing the development of their management team is their best investment. Brio teaches a variety of skills and offers communication tools to quickly enhance any manager’s ability to:
- Set clear expectations that hold employees accountable
- Delegate effectively
- Manage teams through transitions
- Take ownership of mistakes or mishaps
- Give and receive feedback
Our unique approach begins with a proprietary listening assessment that was developed through years of research and in consultation with neuroscientists and clinical psychologists. This tool monitors what we listen “to” and “for,” as well as how we apply the information we hear. With an increased awareness of individual listening habits, managers can objectively observe their own management style, shift to increase effectiveness, and address any areas to improve communication and the sharing of information throughout all levels of the company.