“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Japanese proverb
Getting “all of us” on the same page is important to success. And it is not easy!
“Teams are a set of interdependent relationships that exist to create results.” – Team Coaching International ™
Finding a way to empower relationships at work for the sake of getting things done seems obvious…but it is not easy once emotions kick in. That is where ‘On The Threshold‘ comes in.
Some people value differences, using them to build strength and durability into their relationships. Others hold those differences hostage to the point where character is damaged and relationships are destroyed.
Teams and Relationships benefit from a Systems Coaching approach that taps into the synergy generated by working together as a collective. Coaching a ‘system’ helps team or relationship members see that they are more than just the sum of their parts.
We help people and organizations discover that the ‘secret of successful teams’ is to pay attention to both their Productivity and their Positivity – in other words, the results they attain and the manner in which they relate to each other while attaining them. In this way, long-lasting results are achieved. On The Threshold specializes in developing healthy relationships and teams that thrive through
- becoming emotionally intelligent
- developing conflict confidence
- finding alignment, and
- appreciating diversity while relating with honesty, respect and compassion.
Team Coaching for Sustainable Success:
We help teams rise above challenges that often weigh them down. For example, conflict can help relationships flourish or flounder – it depends on how the conflict is perceived and experienced. Teams who run from conflict generally experience high member turnover and stress … and don’t tend to see great results. Teams who confront conflict in constructive ways however, retain their people and help build healthy organizations that experience success at the personal, professional and financial levels.
On The Threshold’s team training approach seamlessly blends systems coaching and emotional intelligence to create:
- teams that are more cohesive and behaviourally integrated
- increased trust and empathy
- the ability to move through conflict to achieve buy-in
- commitment (people want to be on the team) and accountability
- less volatility, less staff turnover and less relationship conflict overall.
We help teams learn to enjoy working together to achieve great results through:
- classroom training
- “hands-on” experiential learning, and
- coaching for personal and corporate learning.
Team Assessment – An Integral Part of the Team Journey to Success
On The Threshold finds blending team coaching with a team assessment offers groups what they need to become and remain effective and productive. The assessment first illuminates where the team is currently at, then the coaching holds team members accountable as they develop in their identified growth areas.
If your team is new, creating team contracts and agreements can help set the stage for how the team wants to operate. For existing teams, a team assessment is employed, which is like an MRI of the team. This helps the members understand
- where they are now
- what is working
- what they want to change; and
- the direction they want to go.
On The Threshold offers customized team assessments that include The Team Coaching International Products™ and The Leadership Circle Culture Survey™. As well as offering an overall picture of the team, these offer further opportunities to refine and target goals at the personal and team level. Additionally, the Conflict Dynamics Profile Individual™ self-assessment and Gallup Strengths inventories are used with teams to strengthen their interactions and resolve their differences.
Personality Dimensions™ and Strengths Workshops and Assessments – the ABC’s of leveraging the diversity of strengths and approaches for Individuals or Teams
A more productive and emotionally healthier workplace is supported by understanding differences in styles, strengths and approaches. Being able to leverage these differences can take a team or even a whole company to a higher level of performance and results. On The Threshold offers workshops and assessments to support this to happen!
A – Personality Dimensions™ uses long-standing research in Personality Temperament Theory to help people understand their preferences as well as those of their colleagues. The result is a common language along with practical strategies of approach that support collaboration, respect and synergy in the workplace.
Better self-awareness of our own unique blend of personality temperament as well as those of others helps us to communicate better and utilize our natural gifts to be more successful. It also helps us to be better equipped to resolve conflict with others whose gifts and approaches are different from ours. The ability to leverage diversity is more important than ever in our work – whether in a physical office space or a virtual environment, getting the best from those we work with is what helps everyone to succeed. Personality Dimensions workshops can be customized for the purposes and outcomes desired by your own leadership or workplace needs.
B – Strengths Based Workshops and assessment – On the Threshold is a passionate advocate for a Strengths Based Approach using the Gallup Strengths Inventory also called The Clifton Strengthsfinder™. When we operate from a basis of our strengths, both our work and working relationships are more productive and enjoyable. Identifying our strengths is key to this being possible. Our workshops use the Gallup Strengths as a basis for greater personal insight as well as a better understanding of the resources available to a team by knowing what the strengths of others are as well!
A Strengths based approach is a significant change from focusing on shortcomings and instead, supporting workplace engagement. Gallup associated authors such as Marcus Buckingham and Tom Rath have helped articulate the benefits. “People have several times more potential for growth when they invest their energy in developing their strengths instead of correcting their deficiencies.” People who do feel that they have the opportunity to do what they do best are 6X more likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than 3X as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general. “Emotional engagement is 4X more valuable than rational engagement in driving employee effort.”
C – Customize: contact us for more information to customize one or both of these assessments for your individual leadership or workshops for your team or company.
There is no question that relationships – whether personal or professional – matter greatly. They are the engine of most workplaces and are one of the most important foundations in our lives. Successful ones soar and often last a lifetime. Those that are ignored or mishandled can result in stress, unhappiness and other costs.
We believe that positivity is the currency of relationship. Making more frequent deposits of positivity to your ‘relationship bank account’ leads to successful relationships that last. Relationships that experience more withdrawals than deposits result in ‘overdrawn relationship accounts’ where the damage keeps piling up. At work, relationship breakdown can impact individual and organizational performance. At home, a neglected relationship can be threatened … even to the point of demise.
On The Threshold offers powerful, practical Relationship Coaching that helps people to communicate with honesty while discovering how to appreciate diversity of opinion and perspective. People in relationship, professional or personal, learn how to:
- be more effective rather than emotionally reactive
- listen to what their partner has to say
- communicate their own thoughts in a clear, non-threatening way, and
- negotiate differences to find alignment.
“In a single day, you have moved the ball further down the field than a decade of quarterbacks before you! Keep it coming.”
– Dr. David Rawson, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre Team Leader