Category: Team development

Canvas collection – A list of visual templates

I have been using in my coaching, facilitation and training work,the very well known Business Model Canvas from the best selling book Business Model Generation, pretty much since it came out. Off the back of that, I got involved in the crowd sourced follow up book… Continue reading

SBI Feedback model – Situation Behaviour Impact

I while back I did some research around popular feedback models (Posts tagged “feedback“). Recently I was developing some materials for a client and they requested to use the SBI Feedback model. I did know of it, though personally do not use it, as I… Continue reading

EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 Certified

I had not written this up and so looping back to it. I recently got certified by High Performing Systems on the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ-i 360 from MHS. The model is extremely well developed and the psychometrics of it are very robust as it is… Continue reading

ABCDE Model – Improving Emotional Intelligence

This week I have been working all week on delivering EQ-i feedback to leaders in a client organisation. One of the considerations of emotional intelligence is getting people to recognise that for ANY event, we are capable of adjusting or changing our emotions. The ABCDE… Continue reading

Comfort Zone

This is the fifth in a series of articles around key concepts that have impacted me personally and professionally over the course of my career. I cam across the phrase of comfort zone early in my career when working at Plas-Y-Brenin, The National Centre for Mountain… Continue reading

Thinking Tools – DATT

This is the third of ten blog articles around concepts that have had a significant on me as a manager, leaders, coach and facilitator. When considering to change career in my very early twenties and get into working in people performance improvement in organisation I… Continue reading

Stop Challenge Choose

This is the second of ten blog articles around concepts that have had a significant on me as a manager, leaders, coach and facilitator. “Stop, Challenge and Choose” is a powerful concept that I learnt back in 1994, when working with a client to deliver… Continue reading

Video: Coaching in organisations

Not a long post really, just a short video from the International Coach Federation who have certified me as a Professional Certified Coach around coaching in organisations. Many thanks for visiting and watching, Andi Roberts

Reducing negative reactions to feedback

In my conversations around why people do not give performance improving feedback the number one reason is the fear or uncertainty of how to deal with negative reactions. Here are six tips that should help you minimise the change or impact of negative reactions Reducing… Continue reading

Feedback to teams – 3 Tools

I have written quite a lot about about one on one feedback recently but not taken the time to consider team feedback. As I was recently reading “Repeat the Remarkable” by Perry Holly (a truly excellent book by the way) he mentioned a technique for one on… Continue reading

Top 5 feedback excuses and solutions

I have been focusing over the last month on developing a series of articles around giving and receiving feedback. As I was developing these I was reflecting on all the excuses I heard heard from leaders around the world over the last twenty years about… Continue reading

MBA project facilitation – The kick off meeting

I recently reading an interesting article about the challenges that students on MBA courses face when they kick off projects. The key points were the challenges of focus, delegation and shirking. I know from previous and current work as a business school lecturer that designating… Continue reading

Feedback sandwich – 5 reasons not to make

The feedback sandwich has been used time and time again as a method for providing effective feedback. In my experience, and talking with hundreds of leadership training and management training course, we have found that is simply does not work. For those that do not… Continue reading

Boost leadership feedback

Following up on the previous post from last week around the AID feedback model, I thought I would share another acronym for feedback that was shared with me a while back by a fellow leadership development professional. The AID model provided the flow or format… Continue reading

Effective feedback – AID model

Having been working as a leader and training leaders for twenty years, I have always been on the lookout for a solid concept for feedback. Until now the best I have found is the AID model. AID is a simple feedback model that can be… Continue reading

The perfect MBTI Coaching report – Personal Impact

The licence holders of the MBTI Personality instrument have developed a new report that is excellent for MBTI coaching. This report the Personal Impact report looks at a range of areas that are developed in coaching MBTI Personal Impact Report areas: Summary of Your MBTI… Continue reading

ChangeWorks ChangeGrid Certified

Yesterday (Wednesday 3rd July 2013) I completed my ChangeWorks ChangeGrid Certification. What is ChangeWorks®? ChangeWorks is a system that applies the principles, insights, tools and techniques of “Tension Management” to supporting the change process at the individual, team and organizational levels. The focus of ChangeWorks… Continue reading

Coaching tools

Here is a sample of coaching tools used by Andi Roberts in his work as a business coach (Click the word logo): Coaching does not have to be pure conversation. As a coach I often ask people to draw, culture and doodle. The activities that… Continue reading