Business schools look for ways to make their programs valuable to both students and employers. The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School uses SOCIAL STYLE to build and develop leadership skills. Students and faculty find training that helps them to become more Versatile to be highly useful with business relevance and impact. “The SOCIAL STYLE Model provides such great insight into facilitating communication and it makes influencing and motivating others that much easier,” says UNC clinical professor Judy Tisdale.
Much of what makes a great leader is the ability to build relationships, influence others and motivate their team. But to get to a leadership position, students entering the workforce out of undergrad and graduate-level programs must first tap into their networks to find top-tier positions. Having the ability to quickly forge successful, high-performing relationships is key to placement in leading firms and management positions.
In a survey published by The Wall Street Journal, 92% of ~900 senior executives site soft skills as equally important or more important than technical skills, but 89% have “a very or somewhat difficult” time hiring people with the right mix of technical savvy and people skills.
So leading schools such as Columbia and UNC offer SOCIAL STYLE training to address interpersonal effectiveness. “Students continue to demand the class because they find the insights provided to be truly transformational… teaching them how to adapt their interactions for enhanced working relationships is invaluable.” says, Tisdale.
Click here to learn more about how UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School has implemented SOCIAL STYLE training into their Communication and Leadership Development programs,