A Typewatching Caution: All guesses of someone else’s Type preferences are projections that say more about the guesser than they do the subject being considered. If pop culture, political figures and other such real time folks who are in the news everyday are the recipients of our projection–getting spun positively for the things we […]Continue Reading
Coach’s Log – December, 2017 I met with an interesting client today. He runs a non-profit operation with a global reach. He brings toys, cheer and hope to people—especially children—all over the world. While active all year, he is apparently fiendishly busy in the fourth quarter of the year. He was interested in Emotional Intelligence, […]Continue Reading
Chief among the reasons that the MBTI is both so popular and so useful is the fact that a group’s Type data can be captured, studied and communicated through a Type Table. OKA has long put a lot of time and attention in both using and teaching others how to use these amazing training aids.Continue Reading
Narrative Intelligence refers to our awareness of the “story” we are living.
For leaders, teams and organizations, Narrative Intelligence also helps us shape and clarify our journey, our message, our brand. Through Narrative Intelligence, good leaders “lead with a story” for maximum impact.
Through an understanding of key Archetypes (the major characters in our story) and a personalized action plan, the Narrative Intelligence Workbook shows you how to build awareness and how to understand and shape your own story.
Hile Rutledge and Cindy Atlee are leading consultants and trainers in the Narrative Intelligence field and in the use of the PMAI (Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator) assessment instrument. Now they bring this expertise to you in their Narrative Intelligence Workbook.Continue Reading
At OKA, we’ve found that the relationship between elements—and sometimes the tension between them—is a more powerful and helpful approach to growing and refining our Emotional Intelligence.Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading