What makes your people tick?

We are all individuals, each of us has our own unique preferences, styles and ways of working and communicating.

So how can you deal with this level of complexity when managing people and teams?

Well first of all you need a range of diagnostics and profiling tools that at the very least, will provide you with a starting point in understanding your people better.

This in turn could help you with:

  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Leadership Development
  • Managing Talent
  • Managing Change
  • Succession Planning
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Resolving conflict

We can help you find the tools to do all of that, so which ones?

 

Thomas International

Thomas International Tools

We are accredited by Thomas to administer a range of tools:

Personal Profile Analysis (DISC)

This tool helps you understand individual working styles and motivations and how people are adapting to the current work situation.

PPA Profile Sample

TEIQue:

Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire

This diagnostic helps you understand and develop emotional intelligence traits in leaders and managers and can underpin personal development and coaching.

 TEIQue Sample

360 Bespoke

This 360 degree feedback tool is really easy to administer and Thomas have made it really flexible to bespoke competencies to your organisation

360 degree feedback sample

HPTI: High Potential Trait Indicator

This new tool helps you to identify individuals with High Potential in your organisation

HPTI Report Sample

Employee Engagement Tool

This can provide detailed analysis of the levels of engagement within your organisation.

Employee Engage Report Sample

GIA: General Intelligence Assessment

This is a useful tool for recruiting or  detecting people and measures a range of intelligences to help you determine suitability for roles.

GIA Report Sample

 

News

New Projects for Summer/Autumn 2018

It has been a really rewarding couple of weeks here at No Guru with new work and wonderful new clients added to our portfolio.

This week we met with the Senior Team at Irwell Valley Homes who have commissioned a project in support of their new brand. (more…)

No Guru now working with University of Huddersfield

Quarter 1 has started off with brilliant news, a newly commissioned programme of delivery for the University of Huddersfield to deliver ‘Strategic Thinking in Higher Education’ as part of an ambitious programme of development for Senior Managers. This leads to a recognised qualification from the Chartered Management Institute.  Head of Staff Development, Daniel Benton explains (more…)

Coaching for Results: Event with Professional Liverpool

We are delighted to be partnering with Professional Liverpool to deliver a FREE seminar on Monday 5th March (3pm to 5pm).

This explores the role of Coaching (and Mentoring) in helping staff deliver business results.  The session will be run by John Drysdale and will be a chance to find out how you can coach more effectively and perhaps consider a role in Coaching and Mentoring through our ILM Programmes.

To reserve your place click here. (more…)

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John's Blog

The Immortal Memory: Robert Burns

Address to The Liverpool Athenaeum  2nd February 2018

I was delighted to be asked by club President Sir David Maddison to deliver The Immortal Memory at The Athenaeum Burns evening which I attended with my wife Fiona. This is a huge honour for any Scot and I hope I did it justice.  Burns provides such a rich tapestry I found it a real challenge to be succint and speak in a way that would connect with the audience – I chose to set Burns against the universal themes we recognise today and in the challenges we face in uncertain times.  I hope you enjoy it.   JD

 

The Immortal Memory – Robert Burns 1759-1796

The Athenaeum 2nd Feb 2018

President, ladies and gentlemen, fellow proprietors and distinguished guests.  I am honoured to propose the Immortal Memory this evening.

To one Robert Burns who lived between 1759 and 1796.

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Image Triage – be careful what you post

How to avoid public ‘shaming’

If you’ve ever read Jon Ronson’s book ‘Shamed’, you will know the devastating effect social media can have on people who have posted something stupid on the internet.

Ronson highlights the case of Justine Sacco (a director of corporate communications) who, before boarding an 11-hour flight from Heathrow to Cape Town, Tweeted to her 170 followers what she thought was a series of lighthearted, acerbic comments about her journey. (more…)

Across the great divide

Reworking of an earlier blog of mine, marking the 50th Anniversaries of the deaths of Martin Luther King (4/4/68) and Robert F Kennedy (6/6/68)

Let’s be kinder to each other 

There is a striking memorial in a park in Indianapolis.  It marks the spot where, in April 1968, Robert Kennedy told a waiting crowd that Martin Luther King had been shot and killed, before speaking from the heart and his own personal experience, that violence is never an answer to our grievances.  His calming words quelled the rioting that other cities endured in the days after Dr King’s death and, arguably, saved some lives that night.

 

The memorial itself is an arresting work of art.  (more…)