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Changing Behavior & Trainer Tips

Flexibility, Resilience and the Senior Executive Service

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) isn’t specifically identified as a Senior Executive Service competency (SES ECQs), but a closer look shows the clear connection between EQ and most of the SES ECQs. In this post I’ll share a bit more about how EQ can help assess and develop flexibility, Resilience and Conflict Management skills in senior executives.

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Feedback–The Powerful Gift You May Not Have Asked For

Feedback is likely the most essential interpersonal and team skill that far too few people use. Often misunderstood as a advanced skill or team activity, it should be viewed as a basic, must-have practice.

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360 Tips and Tools

While complicated and time-consumptive, 360s offer powerful insights and perspectives that can be essential to professional growth and leadership development. I want to share two tips and two tools that will help you with your use of 360s.

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360 Feedback: A Powerful Tool You May Want to Avoid

How differently are you perceived from your boss to your direct reports and/or from your colleagues to your family and friends? These insights—rich and powerful—are the gold that 360s offer. It is surprising, therefore, to many of my clients when I suggest that they NOT use a 360.

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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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Using the Pearman with Teams

The benefit of the Pearman to coaching sessions or an individual’s deep dive into Type development is clear, but don’t let that obscure the unique and powerful team approaches the Pearman opens up.

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Top 5 Reasons to Use the Pearman

Now that I have studied, used and trained with the Pearman Personality Integrator for about six months, I love it, and I even find it challenging to use the MBTI now for a few very specific reasons.

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Baby You Can Drive My Car

OKA’s primary method of teaching Type dynamics for over 15 years, this exercise is called Baby You Can Drive My Car

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Whoa, Buddy! Part 2

It is very difficult—and I would actually argue that it is impossible—to actively do less of something.

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Whoa, Buddy! Part 1

Too much energy or engagement with any EQ behavior could become as much a liability as its deficit.

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