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18 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
144 - Staying Constructive In A Defensive Environment
If you find yourself in a defensive environment, listen to these tips on how to stay Constructive
24 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
143 - Being Aware Of Yourself When Coaching Others
What's going on in our own thoughts and behaviours when we coach others? Is our advice monster flaring up? Do we feel like we need to make things 'ok' for people? Fiona Hogarth and Dominic Gourley discuss how we can be aware of ourselves when coaching others
23 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
142 - Debriefing The LSI Breakout Profiles
Tips and tricks for debriefing the LSI profiles which are broken out by Manager, Peers, Directs, and others
25 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
141 - Awareness Acceptance Action - Bridge the Know-Do Gap
To close the knowing-doing gap we need to have a felt need to act. Unless we truly accept our situation and feedback we aren't really ready to make change and implement action. The 'AAA' model is a useful framework for help people bridge that gap.
32 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
140 - Dealing With Push Back In An LSI Debrief
"It was just a point in time", "I'm not like that", "I don't connect with feedback", "Most of the time I read as 'Always'", "0/1/2 isn't enough options" We talk about how to approach some of these debriefs you might get during an LSI debrief
17 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
139 - The Conventional Style
The Conventional style reflects a preoccupation with conforming and "blending in" to avoid calling attention to one's self. People high in this style tend to rely on established routines and procedures, prefer to maintain the status quo and want a secure and predictable work environment. Dominic Gourley and Ian Crothers discuss the Conventional Style in relation to the LSI, how the style might come across, what are the implications to people high in this styles; and some tips and tricks.
20 minutes | May 25, 2021
138 - Creating Effective Teams
Teams working with synergy will often achieve more as a group than would be possible on their own, but not all teams work. We share the models that build effective teams and create effective problem solving and decision making in teams; and discuss the concept behind effective solutions = quality x acceptance.
21 minutes | May 18, 2021
137 - The Approval Style
The Approval style reflects a need to be accepted and a tendency to tie one's self-worth to being liked by others. People high in this style try very hard to please others, make good impressions and be agreeable and obedient, but at what cost. Dominic Gourley and Ian Crothers discuss the Approval Style in relation to the LSI, how the style might come across and some tips and tricks.
35 minutes | May 12, 2021
136 - Circumplex 101
Need short sharp descriptions for each of the Circumplex Styles? Culture Bites Podcast host Dominic Gourley and fellow consultant Ian Crothers have you covered.
28 minutes | May 4, 2021
135 - All Your Commonly Asked Questions Answered!
Should you prepare for debriefing the LSI? How do you best use the Satisfaction Items? And what are bow ties? If you’ve recently completed your Life Styles Inventory™ Accreditation, these may be some of the questions you are wanting to ask .Dominic Gourley and fellow consultant Ian Crothers answer all the most commonly ask questions around debriefing the LSI.
37 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
134 - Why Culture Is Important To An Organisations Performance
When we think about culture we think it’s usually run by the People and Culture team, but an organisations culture can either build momentum and performance, or hinder the organisation. So how does an organisations culture affect performance and why is it so important? Head of Consulting Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley discuss in this weeks episode of Culture Bites.
18 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
133 - Can you build a culture for X,Y and Z?
Culture can sometimes feel intangible or like an abstract idea, and people may use “building a culture for … (safety, risk, innovation or diversity)” concept to give creating a constructive culture a specific reason. But can you build culture for X,Y and Z? Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley discuss on this week’s episode of Culture Bites.
28 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
132 - 5 Things Leaders can do to build a Constructive Culture
As we know culture and leadership are tied at the hip; and with leaders having a lot on their plate already, how can you give them some simple guidance to be a part of building a constructive culture. Head of Consulting Corinne Canter and host Dominic Gourley, give you 5 things leaders can role model to build a constructive culture. 1 - Clarity - What does good look like? Where is my effort going to make a difference? 2 - Confidence - Being confident and building confidence (but not bravado) 3 - Coach - How can I help you to be your best? 4 - Connection - How can I best connect with you? 5 - Calm - How do I stay grounded for myself and others when under pressure?
18 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
131 - How We Measure Culture with OCI OEI
Practical and pragmatic guide to how we measure culture using the OCI and OEI diagnostics. Listen to this if you're thinking about measuring culture and want to have an overview of how it works.
18 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
130 - Is an Isolated Approach to Leadership Development Effective?
One question that we get often is how to increase the effectiveness of leaders. Organisations are usually working on developing the effectiveness of their leaders to increase engagement with people within their organisation for better results, but does this isolated approach work?! Dominic Gourley and Head of Consulting Corinne Canter discuss our integrated approach to development, focusing on more than one level of the organisation and why this might be a more effective solution.
35 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
129 - Do you have culture confusion?
Do you have culture confusion? There’s still a lot of confusion when it comes to culture, like what is it and can you actually measure it? In this episode of Culture Bites, Dominic Gourley and Head of Consulting Corinne Canter answer all your questions around culture confusion, helping to sort through all the myths.
24 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
128 - Working With The Power Style
Continuing to explore the Aggressive/Defensive cluster, this week Dominic Gourley and Head of Consulting Corinne Canter discuss the Power Style. This style reflects needs for prestige and influence, and the tendency to equate self-worth with controlling others. People high in this style tend to dictate (rather than guide) others' actions, try to run everything themselves and treat others in aggressive and forceful ways. So how can people high in Power be more effective? How might this style show up and how can we work with it.
30 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
127 - Oppositional Style
Though people high in the Oppositional style may ask the tough questions that can lead to better ideas, they may also use criticism to gain attention and blame other for their own mistakes. So how can you work with the Oppositional style? In this episode of Culture Bites, Dominic Gourley and Head of Consulting, Corinne Canter discuss the Oppositional style in detail – What is the style about, what is it measuring and how might Oppositional behaviours show up.
29 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
126 - How to give challenging feedback to a CEO
Finding a balance between giving feedback but not alienating people can be tricky, even more so when it’s the CEO and you are wanting to share results or keep them on board for a culture change program. How do you not dilute the message but still give it to them straight? Head of Consulting Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley discuss how to balance giving feedback and give you tips on sharing LSI and Culture results with a CEO.
28 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
125 - RISE Moving to Blue
How we think about ourselves, the world, people and the events around us, has a profound impact on our ability to be effective in the choices we make around our health and our well-being. RISE is an acronym for a 4 step technique and practice created by Head of Consulting Corinne Canter, that provides you with an effective and structured approach to helping clients move from defensive to constructive thinking and behaving. It blends the best of neuroscience, psychology and mindfulness to empower people with the ability to shift their thinking into a more supportive, ‘inner coaching’ space. Learn more in the episode of Culture Bites.
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