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Safe to Speak Cultures and Teams

A common barrier to productivity, collaboration, innovation and team cohesion are groups and meetings within which participants do not feel safe to speak—free to engage, suggest options, express opinions, and be open and fully participative. This might stem from a fear of retribution, marginalization or professional diminishment – or just because a team or leader […]

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Effective Decision Making (with the DSP)

Today’s workplace requires thousands of decisions from leaders. The best leaders flex their decision making style to the situation – considering a variety of decision factors – even if that consideration is made unconsciously. OKA’s Effective Decision Making workshop uses the Decision Style Profile© (DSP) to examine the “art” of effective decision making – providing […]

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Increasing Your Influence (with the ISI)

Today’s workplace requires effective leaders to work with people and groups with varied cultures, genders, ages, geographies and hierarchies. It’s tough—and doing well requires you to adapt your influence style to your shifting target audiences to make sure your message is being received by others as you intend. OKA’s Increasing Your Influence workshop uses the […]

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Leading and Managing Change (with the CSI)

  Change is a constant force in our professional and personal lives. The differentiating factor is how well we lead and manage this change. OKA’s Leading and Managing Change workshop uses the Change Style Indicator© (CSI) to help participants learn more about their change style and how to best use each style in a particular […]

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EQ Action Guide: ‘Overdone Strengths’ Worksheets

EQ Action Guide:
‘Overdone Strengths’ Worksheets
This complete set of pdf worksheets helps you coach your EQ clients in addressing any overdone EQ strengths.
Each of the 15 EQ Action Guide worksheets:
1. Explains the feedback to expect from this overdone strength.
2. Describes how the overdone strength shows up in Relationships, Leadership and Teams.
3. Offers a full list of Suggested EQ Actions to help address the overdone strength.
Unique to OKA: We don’t advise clients to lessen an overdone strength. Instead, OKA helps you coach your clients to balance their overdone strengths with other EQ behaviors.

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Finding Balance: A New Look at the J-P Dichotomy

In the Finding Balance with Type Tutorial, Hile Rutledge (President & Principal Consultant of OKA) leads you through the challenges of balance: how to understand it, how to diagnose imbalance and the actions that can bring about greater balance.

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OKA’s Designs for ‘Introduction to Type Workshop

Detailed and specific, this downloadable bundle product includes a proposed structure, flow and agenda for both a half and full day of type feedback training. these include an Introductory MBTI workshop, and a Temperament feedback session, the two most requested type training designs. With ample content and proposed scripting, both designs are cross-referenced with OKA’s MBTI Introduction Workbook and our Type Training Workshop Slides for easy integration and cross-tool support (all optional).

In addition to the two designs, this bundle also includes six specific design options that cover ways to tailor the two designs to address specific group needs like large groups, unusually small groups, too little time, using the MBTI Self-scoring form, and presenting to non-diverse groups.

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Pearman Personality Integrator Webinars

Thank you for the GREAT turn-out and discussion during our recent Pearman Personality Integrator webinars. We are really excited about this new Type tool and the opportunity to share it. If you missed the webinars or would like to review them or the slides again, we have them posted below. Please share it with a friend […]

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OKA OPen Houses

Please join us to explore the powerful ways in which teams and leaders can use the tools below. New for 2017, OKA will be offering an opportunity for leaders within the community to learn more about OKA’s offerings during our 1/2 day Open Houses.  Join us for one–or all!  Register HERE! Whether you are a […]

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Proving Type–Seeing It Work

Type skeptics abound. There are many in the world who don’t understand or who struggle with the content of Type theory or the MBTI specifically. For these people, I find the best course of action to be interactive training designs and the use of experiential data from activities embedded within these designs. Such exercises let […]

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