Organisational Potential articles

Core values

Chris

Whether people admit it or otherwise, values are incredibly important to them. People will invest enormous amounts of time and energy to rationalise their values, defend their values and even convince others of the value of their values. Values are…

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Executive Potential

Chris

The executive leadership team at MSIT were looking to better position themselves and consolidate their strengths in preparation for a significant organisational change that could include amalgamation. Their goal was to position themselves as strong, cohesive executive team that could…

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Psychology of innovation

Chris

Innovation is born from deep tensions within our psychology, tensions between opposing desires of control and freedom, significance and integrity. When these forces are out of balance, true madness ensures, but not the type of madness that engenders innovation. Innovation…

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Coaching for potential

Chris

The 2012 Southbank Institute of Technology Coaching for Potential Program kicked off in January with a full-day workshop that introduced over 22 participants from the to basic coaching theory, models and processes. The workshop was highly experiential, with participants…

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Coaching vs feedback

Chris

This month’s coaching community of practice workshop was a refresher for the 2011 cohort. We revised the GROW coaching process, the COACH conversational model and the importance of being mindful of the positions we take as coaches in regards…

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The Performance ecology

Chris

I facilitated a forty-five minute open discussion with parents regarding the concepts of performance, ecology and inter-dependencies, and how all these things intersect and ultimately determine the future outcomes of the athletes. For high-performance athletes to be…

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Coaching and mentoring

Chris

This month’s coaching and mentoring community of practice workshop (Southbank Institute of Technology) completed the process of completion of the program with participants undertaking a group assessment exercise using a combination of group coaching, meta-processing, role-playing and…

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Senior Leadership Group

Chris

I have facilitated 2 x 3 hour workshops for the Senior Leadership Group of Metropolitan-South Institute of TAFE, which focused on supporting their thinking around a significant change management issue that is going to impact the Institute over the…

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Reflect and review

Chris

This month’s coaching and mentoring community of practice workshop commenced the process of completion and transition as the program approaches its conclusion. Participants were asked to reflect on how far they had come since February and where they were…

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ATSIS Team development

Chris

This full day workshop focused on supporting the Mt. Isa team to develop a stronger understanding of their work preferences so that they could develop a common purpose and shared vision that would support them going forward. Utilising theories and…

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Archetypal coaching

Chris

This month’s coaching and mentoring community of practice workshop utilised experiential process to unpack the insights and learnings around the Archetypal Leadership model, particularly in terms of the Warrior archetype and the setting of boundaries. One of the core…

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Acknowledging strengths

Chris

This month’s coaching and mentoring community of practice workshop commenced with a debrief of the myPOTENTIAL strengths worksheet and process. Identifying strengths can sometimes be challenging for coaches, and communicating strengths to others often brings up internal barriers such…

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