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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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Developing Resilience

We are immersed in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous), and these stressors strain our health, relationships, work effectiveness and overall well-being. Research tells us the core strengths and behaviors of the resilient—the people who endure, bounce back and even transform through life’s disappointments and diminishing events. This workshop helps participants strengthen resilience […]

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Giving & Receiving Feedback

Feedback can be characterized as criticism—or a gift that strengthens relationships, inspires positive change or motivates growth and development. People skilled in giving (and receiving) feedback have both distinct advantages in the workplace and happier personal lives. This experiential workshop defines feedback, introduces specific feedback steps, and through specific case studies, allows participants to practice […]

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Developing Type with The Pearman

  After over 60 years of Type being introduced through the Myers-Briggs (MBTI), the world now has a new tool—the Pearman Personality Integrator. Unlike any other tool, the Pearman gives its respondents three unique and powerful insights. A quantified difference between what is most natural (Type) and what is most demonstrated (behavior) The degree to […]

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Leveraging the Power of Personality Type (MBTI):

Do you generally prefer to focus on the details or the big picture, and do you prefer to make objective decisions using logic or values-based decisions emphasizing harmony? We are all “hard-wired” for certain ways of taking in data and making decisions, and these predispositions—the Types—impact the way we live, love and work and engage […]

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Working Effectively Across Generations

Generational differences continue to challenge many organizations–and this will only accelerate as the Cloud generation—now in high school—makes its way into our already generationally diverse workforce. Generational theory offers a powerful lens for understanding differences in the way we buy and sell, lead and follow, communicate, and interact with authority and technology. Learn to better […]

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