Culture Insights Blog

Published on 23 Jun 2021


Have you ever been in the middle of a debrief and received push back from a leader such as "It was just a point in time", "I'm not like that", "I don't connect with feedback", "Most of the time I read as 'Always'", "0/1/2 isn't enough options"?

Dominic Gourley and Fiona Hogarth discuss how to approach this push back you might get during an LSI debrief. 

Published on 02 Jun 2021

Just been debriefed and looking to explore further? We’ve gathered a bunch of useful podcasts you might find useful!

Published on 01 Jun 2021

The Conventional style reflects a preoccupation with conforming and "blending in" to avoid calling attention to one's self. People high in this style tend to rely on established routines and procedures, prefer to maintain the status quo and want a secure and predictable work environment.

Published on 27 May 2021

Teams working with synergy will often achieve more as a group than would be possible on their own, but not all teams work.

We share the models that build effective teams and create effective problem solving and decision making in teams; and discuss the concept behind effective solutions = quality x acceptance.

Published on 17 May 2021

The Approval style reflects a need to be accepted and a tendency to tie one's self-worth to being liked by others. People high in this style try very hard to please others, make good impressions and be agreeable and obedient, but at what cost.

Published on 12 May 2021

Need short sharp descriptions for each of the Circumplex Styles? Culture Bites Podcast host Dominic Gourley and fellow consultant Ian Crothers have you covered.

Published on 12 May 2021

Should you prepare for debriefing the LSI? How do you best use the Satisfaction Items? And what are bow ties? If you’ve recently completed your Life Styles Inventory™ Accreditation, these may be some of the questions you are wanting to ask.

Published on 12 May 2021

When we think about culture we think it’s usually run by the People and Culture team, but an organisations culture can either build momentum and performance, or hinder the organisation. So how does an organisations culture affect performance and why is it so important? 

Published on 12 May 2021

Culture can sometimes feel intangible or like an abstract idea, and people may use “building a culture for … (safety, risk, innovation or diversity)” concept to give creating a constructive culture a specific reason.

But can you build culture for X,Y and Z? Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley discuss on this week’s episode of Culture Bites.

Published on 06 May 2021

Practical and pragmatic guide to how we measure culture using the OCI and OEI diagnostics. Listen to this if you're thinking about measuring culture and want to have an overview of how it works.