Personality awareness to unlock individual and team potential
Webcasts to help organisations unlock potential in individuals and teams. Our training, resources and consultancy support effective and innovative people development and talent identification. We are the European distributor of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), 16PF® and other leading psychometric tools.
Nikhita Dost, Consultant, and John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, OPP
Women form half of the UK population, yet less than 10% of executive directors in our top 100 companies are female. In this webcast, John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at OPP, together with Consultant Nikhita Dost, will draw on data from over 600,000 MBTI assessments to show how gender differences in the way we make decisions play a part in creating this imbalance, and how different levels of self-confidence (and over-confidence) between men and women can make things even worse. But it’s not all bad news; they will also show how a knowledge of MBTI Type can help improve the situation both for individuals and for organisations.
Coaching is one of the key areas where MBTI insights make a real difference, providing a deep understanding not only of the individual but how they relate to others. This webcast explores how an understanding of the MBTI framework helps individuals resolve challenges they may have in relationships with other individuals.
Gil Parsons, Lead Consultant, and Betsy Kendall, COO and Head of Professional Services share a range of ways the MBTI framework decodes relationship issues, including why people who have most MBTI preferences in common may experience difficulties relating to each other. This webcast also showcases some of OPP’s free-to-download images which make deeper levels of MBTI theory easier to utilise in coaching sessions.
Coaching on an individual level can impact not only a leader’s performance but also that of their team and the rest of the organisation. In this webcast, Principal Consultant, Katy Lyne explores some real-life examples of where the MBTI framework adds richness and depth to coaching sessions within a large engineering organisation during times of growth and change. Katy looks at practical examples of where MBTI Step I and MBTI Step II have been pivotal during coaching sessions and have impacted leadership and team effectiveness.
Worldwide, over 200 billion emails are sent and received every day; sometimes it feels as if we are the recipient of most of them, and many people find email stressful. Building on OPP’s latest MBTI research, John Hackston (OPP’s Head of Research) will take you through how your personality influences the way you use email and how this may affect others, and presents straightforward guidance to help you and your organisation make the best of email.
We know that teams are the building blocks that hold organisations together, however even the best teams need help to maintain their effectiveness over time. OPP have been working in partnership with Macmillan for the past two years, in particular working in depth with one team experiencing extensive organisational change.
This webcast will include OPP’s approach to team development and how Macmillan are using the MBTI framework to ensure teams work even more effectively together. We will explore in more detail how we used the MBTI instrument to build both individual and team resilience to equip the team with the tools they needed to navigate the changes they were facing.
Emotional Intelligence is a concept that has attracted both popularity and criticism in the business world. A major challenge that HR, L&D and consultancy professionals face is demonstrating the effectiveness of what is considered “soft” skills training. Key questions remain: Can emotional intelligence be developed? Should it be trained? What is the impact of developing Emotional Intelligence for individuals, the organisation and customers?
In this webcast, join Fiona Ferguson (L&D Manager, Tesco) and Nikhita Dost (Consultant, OPP) as they share insights from implementing and evaluating Emotional Intelligence training for leaders at Tesco. They will discuss links between Emotional Intelligence and MBTI theory, resilience and customer focus. Their findings suggest Emotional Intelligence training may have a wider reach than we think, helping to promote a better customer experience.
We can all get stressed from time to time. Sometimes things really boil over, what MBTI users call ‘being in the Grip’, but much more often we just have to manage the everyday stresses of life.
In this webinar, Penny Moyle, CEO of OPP, and John Hackston, Head of Research, will take you through how, when we become stressed, an over-reliance on our strengths means that we don’t perform at our best, but how an awareness of our MBTI Type will help us to avoid, survive and master the effects of stress. They will also show you how to use new imagery and resources to explain these concepts to others.
You don’t need to be a qualified MBTI Practitioner to participate in this webinar, but it will help if you know your MBTI Type preference.
NOTE - There was a sound problem on this webcast so you may want to skip between 14:58 and 17:56. Apologies for the inconvenience.
OPP expert psychologists and coaches explore why FIRO and MBTI are the gold standard tool combination for coaching and leadership development. How does FIRO complement MBTI in understanding the complexity and depth of interpersonal relationships? Join us to explore this subject through case studies and present us with your questions.
You do not need to know anything about FIRO or to be a qualified MBTI practitioner, but we will assume you are familiar with the four Type preferences.
Persuasion – whether we are managers or being managed, parents or children, selling or being sold to, persuading others and being persuaded is something that we all have to do. But of course there is no one single way to influence people. John Hackston, Head of Research at OPP, will draw on recent research and use practical examples to show how the MBTI instrument can help you to understand your influencing style, what sort of approaches will persuade you, and how this might affect your New Year's resolutions.
Join MBTI trainer Gil Parsons for some ideas on how you can use your knowledge as an MBTI practitioner in a coaching session to benefit the client and increase your understanding of your own coaching style. Find out about OPP’s new coaching workshops and how they can bring value to your coaching sessions.
How does your MBTI Type affect your preferred work environment? John Hackston, head of research and development at OPP Ltd, presents the results of research into the links between personality and the office environment. Find out why current trends could make the modern office a toxic place for Introverts, and how organisations and Type practitioners can help people adapt to the workplace and the workplace adapt to people.