They say a picture paints a thousand words. They also say that human behaviour is complex. Fortunately, Human Synergistics International has a model that paints a picture of human behaviour. It is called a Circumplex. The Circumplex is a visual model of humans' thinking and behaviour styles. It is used to help individuals, managers, leaders, … Continue reading How to see your thinking and behaviour styles
You don’t have to “go it alone”
Amanda had always been fiercely independent. She prided herself on being self-reliant and self-sufficient. She had built a successful business from the ground up, and she was always looking for new opportunities to expand it further. But there was a problem. Amanda had trouble relating to others. She struggled to connect with people on a … Continue reading You don’t have to “go it alone”
How to stop the habit of being against things
Peter had always been an ambitious individual. He was a high-performing manager at a reputable company, and he was always seeking to improve the way things were done. One day, he had an idea to harness the power of his team's ideas to achieve even better performance. He knew that if he could get his … Continue reading How to stop the habit of being against things
How to stop having difficulty being accepted
Amanda had always been fiercely independent. She started her small business from scratch and worked hard to make it successful. However, as the business grew, Amanda realized that she needed to collaborate with others to expand further. She struggled with the idea of relying on others and found it hard to trust anyone else with … Continue reading How to stop having difficulty being accepted
Learning to accept criticism
Loraine was a high achiever and a perfectionist who had always taken her work very seriously. However, she had a reputation for not taking criticism well, which often made it difficult for her to collaborate effectively with others. Loraine recognised that she had conflicting needs. On one hand, she wanted to improve herself and to … Continue reading Learning to accept criticism
Giving up being dictatorial
Trevor had always been a successful businessman but had difficulty letting go of control. He believed that to have great decisions happening in the business, he needed to keep control of the decision-making. But as he began to recognise the importance of his employees' input, he realised he needed to find a different way. Trevor … Continue reading Giving up being dictatorial
How to deal with internal conflict
Amanda had always been a determined woman. She had started her own small business from scratch, and it had grown to become a successful enterprise. But as the years passed, she found herself feeling more and more disconnected from the people around her. She had become so focused on her work that she had forgotten … Continue reading How to deal with internal conflict
How to develop your Leadership mindset.
How can we combine the research on adult development with existing world-class tools to measure mindset and accelerate the journey towards great leadership? A leader's mindset plays a huge role in their leadership development. We know that different levels of mindset elicit different types of behaviours. For example, a person with a fixed mindset will … Continue reading How to develop your Leadership mindset.
Why do we find it so hard to change mindset?
Have you ever wondered why we often find it so hard to change mindset? Consider the common phrase, 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks'… Now think about a recent example where you attempted to make a change in your behaviour at work, or at home, but inevitably fell back into old habits… Why … Continue reading Why do we find it so hard to change mindset?
How to become a ‘daring’ leader …
If daring is the key to great leadership, and vulnerability is the key to being daring, then how can we combine the research on vulnerability with existing world-class tools to measure our journey towards becoming a great leader? The picture below shows the before and after of one of my clients. It shows a shift from … Continue reading How to become a ‘daring’ leader …
How can we be “affiliative” virtually?
Human Synergistics International is a global leader in helping organisations to support their people and improve their performance through a focus on culture change, leadership development, and team building. The results of their surveys are displayed on the Circumplex, a graphical representation that breaks down the factors underlying performance into 12 ways or “styles” of thinking, … Continue reading How can we be “affiliative” virtually?