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

 

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Can I Coach the Team?

20 Questions to enhance Teams

‘Can you do something with my team?’

‘What seems to be the problem?’

‘Well morale is really terrible, nobody seems to care about working here and we have lots of conflict’

‘So can I ask, what have you done to them?’

A not untypical conversation whenever I get asked to facilitate a Team Day, sometimes called an ‘away day’ or ‘teambuilding’ event.  Whilst I may be a bit harsh on the leader in this scenario, I do think that this kind of ‘state’ within the team is not a natural one. Something must have happened (or not happened), to create it. (more…)

Do you have time to think?

One of my ILM coaching delegates recently recalled a coaching session they had with a client. ‘I didn’t seem to do much, in fact I felt a bit of a fraud’, they said.

When I asked them to expand on this, they explained that (more…)

Am I a Coach or a Mentor?

We’ve been training coaching and mentoring for quite a few years now and this question always pops up, ‘What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?’  In fact it’s one of the questions you need to answer if you want to (more…)

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Why be a coach or mentor?

… your business community needs you

I am a little biased but I love both coaching and mentoring.  I used to enjoy being the ‘trainer’ which satisfied the performer in me but as I get older there is something that I find deeply satisfying in being a coach or mentor (we will touch on the difference between the two in a later blog).

More than that, I find it a privilege to work with people.  (more…)

Speaking Truth to Power

For those afraid of speaking …

(But) TED is a tough, pressured, hugely stressful gig, even for experienced public speakers, and I’m not that. Standing in the wings waiting to go on, I told the stage manager that my heart was racing uncontrollably and in an act of great kindness, she grasped both my hands and made me take breath after breath. And what you don’t see in the video – deftly edited out – is the awful, heart-stopping moment when I forgot a line, followed by another act of collective kindness, a spontaneous empathic cheer as I composed myself and found my cue. “That’s when the audience came onside,” an attendee told me. “You were human. That’s when you won them over.”  Guardian April 2019

 

This from Carole Cadwalladr, a journalist at the Guardian who has in this last year investigated the role of tech corporations and their platforms in influencing the workings of our democracy.  What makes her TED talk so compelling is because here she is facing those very same technology giants on their turf.  And speaking truth to power.

(more…)

Coaching: Deep Impact

This week I had the chance to attend a seminar at the Leeds Coaching Network featuring renowned coach, writer and speaker Julie Starr.  You may be familiar with some of Julie’s work including; ‘The Coaching Manual’, ‘The Mentoring Manual’ and ‘Brilliant Coaching’ and the session was everything you expected it to be. (more…)