that the workplace is somewhere that people should enjoy rather than endure. And as work is frequently performed in teams, and teams are made of people, with all our glorious variations, no one package works for every team.
I use a variety of tools and techniques; and work with you to create a programme or a one-off workshop that is designed and built to achieve what you want. This co-creation usually starts by finding out how the team is currently performing, by measuring 10 ‘fundamentals’. These include team maturity (Tuckmans Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing), High performance measures (from Lencioni’s “Five dysfunctions of a team) and the clarity of their Goals, Roles, processes (Beckhard & Tichy).
If you are looking to develop your team over a longer period (after all, however good a workshop may be, the impact does diminish over time) we’ve developed an Annual team development package where we do some foundation work on an initial day, then re-convene around every 9-12 weeks to review progress and retain focus on the teams’ growth.
If you want to give your managers improved ‘soft skills’; I have an ‘Introduction to Coaching’ workshop and also (as an associate of Sareos Ltd) deliver an ILM-level 5 Coaching and Mentoring qualification, the ILM Leading with Integrity programme, and Business Acumen workshop.
If you want to get a clearer vision for your team; I’ve a ‘pet’ graphic illustrator who we can call on to help you and the team to create an illustrated vision of the future (Team Visioning Workshop)
Whether you want…
to build your team into a high-performing unit; to equip managers to hold staff more accountable; to have easier difficult conversations; to understand how to help people grow and develop; your top talent to have 1:1 coaching (to exec. level) ; or just need professional facilitation of a workshop; those are all things I’ve been asked to deliver in the last 5 years. Contact me today for a discussion.
Making Teams Work – Intro to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter
I’m a “certified Temperament Professional” – which means that I’m one of the few people in the UK able to use the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS-II) to generate team as well as individual profiles.While the KTS-II provides great value to individuals in self-understanding, the real value of the KTS-II tool is when it is used to profile a whole team, including the leader. Using a Temperament map ª and understanding your teams mission we can do a gap analysis between the relative strengths that you have and you require. Often we find that a team is missing a core strength that can be provided by drawing on the team members skills in a different way, or sourcing it from elsewhere in your organisation