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Culture Insights Blog

Published on 17 Mar 2020

Debriefing a leader can be tough at the best of times, especially if you are an internal Accredited Practitioner and having to debrief your own leader's in the business. But how do you deal with a leader's debrief when the LSI 2 profile is high in the defensive styles? Dominic Gourley and Liana Sangster discuss in this episode of Culture Bites and give you advice for any concerns you may be having.

Published on 10 Mar 2020

Bargaining is a common stage you can come across when debriefing someone, as people may try to justify the data they’ve just been given as part of their Life Styles Inventory™ 1 or 2.  It’s helpful to be able to identify this stage in a debrief and equip yourself with skills to navigate these conversations. 

Published on 03 Mar 2020

The teenage years can be characterised by egocentricity, boredom and a seemingly weird combination of revolution and conformity. Shaun McCarthy follows up from his podcast episode Childhood Origins to discuss how family systems play out through the LSI styles while going through the more challenging years of raising teenage children.

Published on 25 Feb 2020

All organisations have values and while they may look good when in writing or are promised, they’re no use at all if there’s no organisational culture to support them. So are values valuable?! Are they useful and where is the cross over with culture? Dominic Gourley and Liana Sangster discuss in this episode of Culture Bites.

Published on 19 Feb 2020

This month our analytics team delved into the role of leaders in innovation, their analysis of 6,100 leaders demonstrated the importance of encouraging teams to approach problems as opportunities, pushing growth and development as priorities and avoiding leading by process and procedure.

Published on 17 Feb 2020

S+T=R (Situation + Thinking = Response) is a concept we introduce during accreditation and when we talk about the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI), but what does it mean and how does it relate to the LSI? Dominic Gourley and Head of Consulting Corinne Canter explain the concept and share a useful resource for working with your own LSI feedback.

Published on 11 Feb 2020

In this episode of Culture Bites, we answer a listener’s question about dealing with subcultures, multiple organisation sites and units, diverse roles and people identifying with their team but not with the wider organisation.

Published on 04 Feb 2020

As people are wanting to travel less and use technology more, Head of Consulting Corinne Canter discusses with Dominic Gourley about when to use remote debriefing and coaching vs. when it isn’t appropriate, and how to do it.

Published on 28 Jan 2020

If you agree with the adage that 'a picture's worth a thousand words', you'll understand the beauty of the Circumplex. Dominic Gourley and Australia/New Zealand Chairman Shaun McCarthy explain how the Circumplex was developed to measure thinking and behaviour and the key ideas and research the Circumplex is built on, in this episode of Culture Bites.

Published on 22 Jan 2020

Innovation is key not just for our individual organisations but also for our society as a whole. This month our analytics team looked at the relationship between innovation and culture, they found constructive organisations were rated as 40% more innovative and communication is key to fostering a culture for innovation.