Pandemic Ponderings 3 – Staying Relevant

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In our first post on Pandemic Ponderings we surfaced the question of relevance; “Is what we do relevant when it can stop so fast?” and “What can we do to stay relevant?” as we tentatively step into a recovery phase post pandemic. To answer these questions we needed to look closely at the experiences we have had during the pandemic … Read More

Pandemic Ponderings 2 – The Experience With Our Clients

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The first Pandemic Ponderings post focused on our experience so far. This post looks at our experience so far with our clients. Overall our experience with our clients has been really quite awesome; different than our pre pandemic experience. We have had deeper conversations, more direct conversations about how we can make things happen together, we have experienced uncertainty together … Read More

Virtual L& D – Flatten the Curve

Tom GibbonsLearning, Organization Development, Virtual L&D, Virtual Teams4 Comments

I imagine in whatever publication lists the most used sayings of 2020, ‘flatten the curve’ will be right up there! So hey, why not contribute to its popularity here! This post is not about flattening the covid-19 curve by doing more virtual learning and development however. While virtual L&D might certainly contribute to flattening the covid-19 curve, it certainly does … Read More

Who Gets Accredited?!? Part 2

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Our last post began what will be a series reviewing the group of people who we accredited in 2019 in the Team Management Profile. The post looked at some of the high level differences between the 2019 accredited group and the worldwide TMP data from a preference perspective. The graphic below illustrates some of those high level differences: This post … Read More

TMS Case Study: Let’s Talk Science

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A case study from Let’s Talk Science! The Team Management Profile (TMP) is ingrained in the way not-for-profit organization Let’s Talk Science manages its staff & its network of nearly 4,000 volunteers. A special thanks to Isabel Deslauriers, TMS Network Member since 2012, for sharing her TMP initiative. Read the full case study here

TMS Case Study: ExxonMobil

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Recently, as part of one program, ExxonMobil incorporated a strong curriculum on leadership development – including the Margerison-McCann Team Management Profile. Thanks to Steve Hanson & Felisha McCullum for sharing their story.  Read the case study here

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: Who Sees More Opportunities? Part 2

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In the last post we looked at the TMS Research focused on the QO2 Profile, specifically at organizational level and who sees things more as opportunities or obstacles. The graphics below illustrates that higher in the organizational hierarchy risk and change are seen more as opportunities than lower in the hierarchy. The question was asked why this might be so? … Read More

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: Who Sees More Opportunities?

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For this post we’re looking at the TMS research from the QO2 Profile (Quotient of Opportunities and Obstacles). This profile looks at our orientation to risk and change in organizations and do we see these things more as opportunities or obstacles. I really like this profile since the sub-scales can create some very rich conversation and considerations for moving forward … Read More