This article explains the challenge of growing with inherent dignity and what you can do about it. Let’s explore... "I think, therefore I am" This statement by René Descartes became a fundamental element of Western philosophy and is at the heart of the western analytical approach to life. It is self-focused. "I am, because of the others" This statement … Continue reading How to grow with inherent dignity
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?
Extensively researched and internationally proven, this assessment provides group members with a ‘safe’ way to talk about their behaviour and how it affects the group's performance. Through highlighting styles of interactions that are helping or hindering their teamwork, it empowers them to change the way they approach problems and interact with each other — leading … Continue reading The Group Styles Inventory (GSI) is the only research-based tool that provides a valid and reliable measure of how people in groups interact with each other and work as a team to solve problems.
Team breakthroughs require a combination of skill and expertise, constructive interpersonal behaviour and systems thinking. How big the breakthrough is depends on the quality of the decision, multiplied by the degree to which the decision is accepted by those who must implement it. Quality and Acceptance is brought about through consensus decision making. Skill and … Continue reading How to create an environment for breakthrough results in any team.
For collective problem solving to be really effective there are three things to get right: 1. Get the right people in the room. It seems obvious but often goes unchecked. Do you have the subject matter expertise in the room or, at a minimum, do you have access to them? Are the decision makers present … Continue reading Collective problem solving – three tips to make it work better.
Are you busy or time poor but need to make a decision? Stuck for a way through a problem? Overwhelmed by the complexity of a situation you need to deal with? You know the value of creating space in your diary to think. You also know that thinking time can be difficult to get. So, … Continue reading Time poor? Try this instead of brainstorming.
I am sometimes asked how we can guarantee a personal breakthrough in thinking in less than 180 minutes. It sounds unusual (most breakthroughs do at first) but the biggest obstacle to helping a client get the clarity at the velocity required for a real breakthrough is the coach polluting the session with their own content … Continue reading How to coach a personal breakthrough in 180 minutes.