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2018 – What’s Up At TMS Americas?!?

2018 – What’s Up At TMS Americas?!?

January 4th, 2018 and I am looking out my office window on a bright blue sky and sparkling sun. The trees are devoid of leaves and it is a bitter cold – 15 Celsius here in London, Ontario, Canada.  Good to be inside even though it is quite beautiful out there. The above I can be certain of, the rest of 2018 not so much! I think all of us are more or less in the same space. As we enter a new ... »

A Sad Time for TMS Americas – A Time for Reflection

A Sad Time for TMS Americas – A Time for Reflection

It has been a sad period of time for us at TMS Americas. Yet within this time is a chance (sometimes forced upon us) for reflection on what we do and what it means to us. As many of you know, our colleague and co managing director of TMS Americas, Bonnie Cooper retired at the end of June. Of course with any small organization someone leaving leaves a big gap. Then, a few weeks ago our colleague, K... »

Changing the Assessment Business – From Event to Process

Changing the Assessment Business – From Event to Process

This is the third post in our series on changing the assessment business.  The first post dealt with our intentions and the second was more specific to our new social web site.  This post looks a little more closely at what we think is a very important element of changing the assessment business; that being working with assessment/profile data more within a process design over and extended time fr... »

Changing the Assessment Business – Our New ‘Social’ Web Site

Changing the Assessment Business – Our New ‘Social’ Web Site

In our last post – Changing the Assessment Business – we discussed a number of areas we are focusing on and this post will focus on one specific and very important element in these changes; our new ‘social’ web site.  Our new site takes is designed to help in two areas: Extend the use of assessment data by moving to more of a process design of debrief and ongoing profile us... »

Changing the Assessment Business

Changing the Assessment Business

Our hope and intention when we say we want to change the assessment business is really about pulling together a number of things that already occur in terms of personal and team learning and making these things a consistent way to approach assessment use.  Our focus right now falls into the areas noted below: Extend the use of assessment data by moving to more of a process design of debrief and on... »

The Socialization of Coaching

We are beginning a series of posts on coaching as we lead up to our first Accreditation for Coaches workshop this September. These posts will provide a little perspective on our position and thinking about coaching and how we use our assessments in this type of work. As you can tell from the title of this post one of our perspectives is that coaching needs more of a social perspective to bring som... »

What Costs More; the TMP or the MBTI?

Sometimes don’t you just get sick and tired of answering a question?  I’m pretty much at that point with the above question.  It’s not so much that the question is a bad one, it just tends to originate from a comparison that isn’t accurate. That comparison typically being the cost of the MBTI Interpretive report to the Team Management Profile.  When you compare these two assessments in this way yo... »

HRPLD Meeting May 25, 2011

Hello everyone!  I am going to be attending your meeting on May 25th and will be talking with you about a very different way of understanding our organizations and our experiences in them.  Back in 2009, my colleague, Bonnie Cooper and I presented at the Organization Development conference in Seattle on the topic: Complex Responsive Processes – Challenging Systems Thinking.  We have subsequently t... »

Our Social Media Experience

Social Media – it’s all the buzz right now.  Do you use it?  Is it valuable?  Is it a time waster?  Are you really working?  Who really cares what you are eating for lunch?  Prior to the end of April, 2009, we at TMS Americas weren’t really involved with social media.  Oh, we knew that Oprah had discovered Twitter; that kids shared everything on Facebook; and that we should probably increase our p... »

TMS Team ‘Tweeting’

We would like to invite you to join us on Twitter.  It is our belief that, once the economic dust has settled, our business will be fundamentally changed in regards to the use of technology and social media. So we are focusing on learning as much as we can about dynamic web-based technologies such as blogging, pod casting, socialcast, etc. plus the various social media offerings such as LinkedIn, ... »