Optimising team performance in competitive times: get more from your teams
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.
RecordedMay 16 201230 mins
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Gil Parsons, Lead Consultant, and Betsy Kendall, COO and Head of Professional Services
Coaching is one of the key areas where MBTI insights make a real difference, providing a deep understanding of the individual, how that individual relates to others, and their effectiveness in an organisational setting. Showcasing colourful new imagery, Gil Parsons, Lead Consultant, and Betsy Kendall, COO and Head of Professional Services, will lead you through several case studies, looking at the impact of everyday stress on Myers-Briggs Type, how individuals’ behaviour changes under pressure, and why people who share three MBTI preferences may still experience challenges in relating to each other. By using images to bring out key aspects of each Type and dominant function, you will learn how to bring the MBTI framework to life, and how to make the complexities of Type Dynamics more accessible for coaching clients.
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.
Fiona Ferguson (L&D Manager, Tesco) and Nikhita Dost (Consultant, OPP)
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.
Penny Moyle, CEO of OPP, and John Hackston, Head of Research
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.
COO, Betsy Kendall and Principal Consultant, Alice King - OPP Ltd
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.
John Hackston, Head of Research and Development at OPP
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.
Betsy Kendall, COO, OPP; Prof. Philippe Rosinski, MD, Rosinski & Company
Integrating the intercultural perspective with insights from MBTI enables coaches to take account of both nature and nurture in their work with coachees. We will use a case study to illustrate the benefits for this approach; the practicalities of how to incorporate the two assessments in coaching and we will provide highlights research using the two assessments in a large international sample.
Betsy Kendall is Chief Operating Officer at OPP, an MBTI expert who oversaw the development and standardisation of MBTI Step I across European languages. She is the author of the European MBTI Step I Manual Supplement and co-author of MBTI and Culture. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Professor Philippe Rosinski is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. The Harvard Business School chose his ground-breaking book Coaching Across Cultures as its featured book recommendation in the category of business leadership. His latest book Global Coaching has been described as “having moved the art and science of coaching to a new level.
For MBTI Step II practitioners. We have recently created some new approaches to MBTI Step II interventions, making it easier to deliver high impact and memorable team development as well as individual coaching. Our new MBTI Step II Qualifying Programme features a host of new resources, exercises and tips, which are also available to existing MBTI Step II practitioners free of charge, alongside several new products designed to facilitate MBTI Step II work. With the help of case study examples, MBTI experts Penny Moyle and Gil Parsons use their extensive knowledge of the MBTI framework and passion for Step II to explain how Step II practitioners can get the most from these latest innovations.
For MBTI Step I practitioners. The MBTI Step I assessment provides an excellent foundation for both individual and team Development Journeys. However, MBTI is sometimes criticised for being too general and broad brush, when in fact the MBTI framework has a great deal more to offer. Step II uncovers the unique individual behind each whole type, explaining differences between two people with the same four-letter type, and identifying overlaps between individuals with different overall preferences.
MBTI experts, Penny Moyle and Gil Parsons, will showcase the latest developments in MBTI Step II, showing how it can be used to build on the MBTI Step I foundation with both individuals and teams. Using case studies, they’ll guide you through Step II facets, ‘Out Of Preference’ scores, and how Step II takes personal development and coaching to another level.
Claire Bremner, Senior Consultant, OPP; Richard Stockhill, MBTI Product Manager, OPP
This webcast will explore how to use the Emotional Judgement Inventory (EJI) to gather useful data about how ‘in tune’ with self and others a leader is likely to be and will provide some practical emotional intelligence ‘to dos’ for leaders. This will prove useful both for leaders and those who work with them in coaching or development contexts.
Principal Consultant, Alice King shares hints and tips for running engaging and dynamic type events. Drawing on her own considerable type knowledge and experience she’ll step through materials and approaches that will enable you to:
•increase the impact of your type events
•save time and create efficiency in the training room
•make core type concepts more accessible
•allow teams to quickly identify patterns in their team type
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.
Experienced type practitioners know that there is always more to learn about psychological type, new ways to enhance training and facilitation skills, better tools for communication, different applications to explore. In this session, participants will explore Jane Kise’s top ten lessons learned from 20 years of experience. Participants will have the chance to reflect on “next steps” in deepening their knowledge and practice, explore new exercises they might use with groups, and consider how the type community can work together to ensure that the use of type has a lasting impact on our clients, customers, and selves.
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.
Ingrid Manning, Head of Group Learning, and John Hackston, Head of R&D at OPP
We don’t all experience time in the same way, and one factor is psychological type. A knowledge of this and type dynamics in particular will help us navigate our way through time. Based on recent research and experiential work, and building on a theme presented by them at the BAPT conference at Greenwich in May 2014, Ingrid Manning, Head of Group Learning, and John Hackston, Head of R&D at OPP, show how our perceiving function holds the key to understanding how we perceive time.
John Hackston, head of research and development at OPP
We are all individuals, and our personality follows a unique path through time and space; but our Type can provide signposts to help us develop over time. John Hackston, head of research and development at OPP, will illustrate how we can use timelines to navigate our way through life, and to help others do so. He will also draw on research to show how insights we can gain from MBTI feedback relate to age trends seen in other personality measures.
Pauline Siddons, Learning Implementation and Development Manager at OPP
We can’t always give people MBTI feedback face to face, so feedback via telephone or video conferencing can provide a useful alternative. Join Pauline Siddons, Learning Implementation and Development Manager at OPP, for a 30 minute webcast in which she will use her many years experience as an MBTI practitioner to provide advice on the best way to approach remote feedback.
Susan Nash, Author, International expert in business applications of Type
Individuals in today’s society face a range of competing pressures and many turn to “time management” to try to obtain support in reducing these challenges. A body of work by Tony Schwartz focuses on managing energy (a renewable resource) versus managing time. His work describes four types of energy (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) which, when controlled and monitored, can increase productivity and personal resilience. In this session we will review and practice how we can use the knowledge of type to help in raising personal resilience.
About Susan Nash
Susan is an international expert in business applications of Type and Temperament focusing on improving team productivity and leadership effectiveness. Susan has authored "Turning Team Performance Inside Out" published by Davies Black, "Dating, Mating and Relating" and the new "Teamwork from the Inside Out Field Book".
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