Posts in Team development

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Have you considered a Myers Briggs Team Day training course to help with team development and team building? Here is some feedback from a day I did recently: “  I have spoken to all who attended and they all enjoyed it and found it very useful. Some comments that were made were: “a very interesting, […]

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Many NHS trusts are increasingly interested in raising performance through improving the way teams within the organisation perform and work together. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator we have found is a great way to bring teams together as it highlights in a very non-judgemental way how different personalities interact in a work environment. We have worked […]

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Many schools are increasingly interested in raising performance through improving the way all staff work together. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator we have found is a great way to bring teams together as it highlights in a very non-judgemental way how different personalities interact in a work environment. In a team day or half day we […]

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In their book ‘the Extraordinary Coach’ Zenger and Stinett quote their own research that shows a positive correlation between coaching and employee commitment, employee satisfaction and employee effort. If you want to increase employee engagement then a coaching culture is a prerequisite, it seems. Talk to us about creating a coaching culture.

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Interesting intro to employee engagement via business link:  Employee Engagement

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I found myself wondering how often we think we have put out ‘fires’ and move on to something else without focussing our attention and ensuring:
• That the ‘fire’ can’t flare up again
• There have been no knock on effects
• We have put everything back in its place
• We have reflected on what happened and what our own contribution might have been
• We have extracted the learning from the experience

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Research by Gregory Bateson and Robert Dilts suggests that we have a hierarchy in the way we think about things. They identified six ‘logical levels of thought’, each level providing different information and building on the level below.

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Are we are all biased?

3rd Aug, 2009

In his latest article for People Management magazine Binna Kandola explains that “psychological research quite clearly demonstrates that all human beings are biased”. The key, he contends, is that we need to be aware of our biases in order to maximize our opportunities and performance in a diverse society. Self awareness is one of the cornerstones of emotional intelligence which in turn has been shown to correlate with leadership success.

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Over the past few weeks you have no doubt seen some of the coverage of the 40th anniversary of landing on the moon. You may have noticed that much of the coverage has focused on how such a difficult goal could only be achieved through teamwork.

One thing that struck me was the compelling direction that President Kennedy gave the NASA team in his speech in May 1961

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