Optimising team performance in competitive times: get more from your teams

Katy Lyne and Catherine Ellwood - Principal Consultants
As the summer approaches, sports teams across the world are fine-tuning their approach to working together to make the most of their combined talents. Facing world-class competition means teamworking will be vital in achieving the goal to be the best in the world.

As the world economy continues to struggle, the challenge faced by elite athletes is shared by teams in organisations. Leaders, teams and individuals all face increasing pressure to achieve higher and higher levels of performance, often with fewer resources. So how can you embrace a spirit of excellence in your business?

What you will learn:

- The benefits of investing in team development
- How to achieve optimum team performance
- How psychometric instruments and expert facilitation can encourage team development
- Steps taken by an international consulting firm to develop a key leadership team
- Hints and tips for leaders and facilitators in developing high-performing teams

Who should attend:

- Anyone interested in how people working together in teams can become more than ‘the sum of their parts’
- Anyone keen to understand how psychological insights can move teams from simply functioning towards the highest levels of performance

Sign up now to see how psychology can play a vital role in team success.
May 16 2012
30 mins
Optimising team performance in competitive times: get more from your teams
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    •increase the impact of your type events
    •save time and create efficiency in the training room
    •accelerate learning
    •make core type concepts more accessible
    •allow teams to quickly identify patterns in their team type
  • Trends in global leadership – where does MBTI type fit in? Recorded: Jan 30 2015 41 mins
    What will a ‘leader’ look like in 2050? The world is changing physically, technologically and demographically, and this will have a huge impact on HR and in particular leadership. John Hackston, Head of Research and Development at OPP, will describe these trends, the implications for future leaders, and how the MBTI can help.
  • Top 10 tips for using type Recorded: Dec 2 2014 60 mins
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    Jane Kise, Ed.D. is an executive coach, consultant, and author of over 20 books including Intentional Leadership, Introduction to Type and Coaching and Using the MBTI Tool in Organisations. A past president of the Association for Psychological Type International, and a faculty member of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Kise consults worldwide, helping individuals and organisations be more intentional about how they plan, lead, influence and change.
  • How to enhance your selection decisions with the 16PF Recorded: Nov 25 2014 32 mins
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  • The power of the 16PF – with and without qualification Recorded: Oct 6 2014 30 mins
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    About Susan Nash
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    In this 30 minute webcast OPP practitioners and researchers (and Chartered Psychologists) John Hackston and Rob Bailey discuss the basis for these challenges, why they don’t hold up and how you can respond to them.
  • How SMEs can avoid hiring mistakes Recorded: Mar 5 2014 61 mins
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  • Brain-savvy basics: the brain science behind personality Recorded: Sep 18 2013 62 mins
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    - What's "flow", and how can we get into it?
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  • Be better at managing conflict under stress Recorded: Jun 5 2013 60 mins
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    Join Dr Ralph Kilmann on 5 June to find out how you can help people maintain moderate stress (neither high nor low), enabling them to manage their conflicts mindfully and thus successfully.
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    As an MBTI practitioner, you’ve had time to realise the value of MBTI insights. But for many people who receive feedback, knowing their four-letter type and understanding that people have different preferences is often where their journey ends.
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    Join Pauline Siddons, Learning Implementation and Development Manager at OPP, as she presents the new recommended MBTI feedback process, and shares her experiences using our newly developed materials, including:

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    What will I learn?
    • How to deliver more inspiring and impactful individual MBTI feedback, which provides a platform for users to continue their application of type beyond their feedback session.

    It is for me?
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    Join Alice King and Lorraine Mills from OPP’s Consultancy team as they share insights from their work with leaders, and discover the benefits of using psychometric tools to enhance authentic leadership.
  • Optimising team performance in competitive times Recorded: Nov 22 2012 60 mins
    Teams are the building blocks that hold your organisation together. High-performing teams have a positive business impact, boosting operational efficiency and avoiding waste and missed opportunities. But even the best teams need help to maintain their effectiveness over time – particularly in times of change.

    Join our webinar ‘Optimising team performance in competitive times’ and discover how psychology can play a vital role in improving team performance.

    What you will learn:

    - The benefits of investing in team development
    - How to achieve optimum team performance
    - How psychometric instruments and expert facilitation can encourage team development
    - The steps taken by an international consulting firm to develop a key leadership team
    - Hints and tips for leaders and facilitators in developing high-performing teams

    Who should attend:

    - Anyone interested in how people working together in teams can become more than ‘the sum of their parts’
    - Anyone keen to understand how psychological insights can transform lacklustre teams into high-performing dynamic units
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