Culture Insights Blog

Published on 25 Nov 2020

Head of Consulting Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley answer a letter from a listener in this week’s Culture Bites Podcast Episode.

“I’ve been an AP both internal as a HR Director and now external to companies as a consultant for over 10 years, I use the LSI and OCI as often as I can with my clients… sometimes I hear “I had a bad experience with the LSI/OCI etc. and I am not sure that I want to use that tool again” from clients. I was wondering how you would deal with this and hints on how we might speak to this”

Corinne and Dominic give you tips on how to handle previous experiences with the tools.

Published on 19 Nov 2020

We often talk about the Circumplex, and how we use it to measure thinking and behaviour – It isn’t about good, bad, right or wrong; but it is about effectiveness, whether it’s at an individual, teams or organisational level.

On this week’s episode of Culture Bites, Dominic Gourley and Liana Sangster discuss effectiveness and what we really mean when we talk about it.

Published on 11 Nov 2020

What can you expect by doing your own Leadership/Impact® (L/I) or Management/Impact™ (M/I)?

Dominic Gourley and Liana Sangster discuss the L/I and M/I diagnostic: What it is, how it works and what you can expect by receiving your own results.

Published on 03 Nov 2020

In last week’s episode of Culture Bites, Dominic Gourley and Liana Sangster touched on the Triple A Model – Awareness, Acceptance, Action; and how people move through the different stages, as part of framing up an LSI debrief.

This week, Dominic and Liana explore the model further and give you some tips to moving people between the stages, particularly helping people move from Awareness to Acceptance.

Published on 28 Oct 2020

Everyone will have their own approach to a debriefing the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI), but there are some key elements you should discuss prior to debriefing the report.

Consultants Dominic Gourley and Liana Sangster answer a question from a listener about how you frame up an LSI debrief; How do you come into the session and set the scene before going through the report, and what are the key elements to discuss.

Published on 06 Oct 2020

Dominic Gourley and Sam Mead take this opportunity to talk specifically about men’s mental health and that the more we talk about it, the more it's accepted into society; How it’s also ok not to be ok, and it’s ok to ask for help.

Published on 28 Sep 2020

This week on Culture Bites, Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley answer a letter from a listener. 

“Our organisation has a very passive/defensive culture and a recent staff survey demonstrated an alarming absence of trust. How would you suggest the organisation starts to build trust?”

Published on 21 Sep 2020

At our Culture and Leadership Conference this year, one of the topics we covered was the Future of Work, which started a lot of conversations and thoughts around the subject. 

Dominic Gourley and fellow consultant Sam Mead talk about past predictions of what the future of work would look like and now that we’ve been forced into it due to COVID-19 what the differences are – the future of work has arrived.

Published on 17 Sep 2020

Michael Bungay Stanier talks about his new book: 'The Advice Trap - Be Humble, Stay Curious, & Change the Way You Lead Forever' - in this week's episode of Culture Bites!

Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, which is a learning and development company with over 17 years experience creating and delivering practical learning experiences that unleash the power of curiosity to create connected and engaged company cultures.

Published on 07 Sep 2020

At the heart of Phocas is a commitment to their values - to make life ‘fun, fulfilling and forever’ for Phocas customers, employees and investors.

CEO & Co-founder Myles Glashier and Chief People Officer, Karen Hailwood recently shared the Phocas story of transformation at this year’s Asia-Pacific Culture and Leadership Conference. On this Culture Bites episode, they talk more about their journey.