We have years of experience and success working with teams to help them understand and manage challenging interpersonal dynamics, leading to more effective collaboration and results. We bring with us professionalism, and a sense of humor, which makes it easier to see interpersonal differences as part and parcel of team development. You and your team members will gain deep insight into who they are, and their behavior – and how it effects others – within the context of respect and support.
And its not as hard as it may seem!
Our clients have consistently told us that we bring with us what we now call the four E’s of Engagement – Enthusiasm, Energy, Empathy and Encouragement – for you to get the most out of your work with us.
Here are some things to think about when considering The People Skills Group for your next team development endeavor.
We are leaders in our field
Our Founder and Affiliate Consultants are experts in team and leadership development, and have years of experience facilitating, teaching and coaching in the field of professional training and development.
Our clients have had great experiences with us and are willing to talk to you about our methodology, approach and the results they have seen. We are proud of what our clients have accomplished from working with us. We have learned from experience about what works and what doesn’t, and we bring our experience to you.
We look at all the potential and possibilities for change
It is our view that the potential and possibilities for people in your organization are endless, and no situation is impossible to tackle when it comes to human workplace performance. We forge collaborative partnerships with our clients to create the changes they seek, and work with you to customize workshops and coaching to fit the current context of your organization, addressing your individual situations.
We work from your vision of your company’s future
You know your business and we know people. We work with you to make sure we put together a plan that meets your vision for your company or organization. We provide you with alternative options from our experience, but we know that ultimately, we are there to support you in the direction you want to take your organization. We work with all of your people in the context of that vision.
We make sure we understand your goals and help you plan to reach them
Measuring return on investment can be difficult when it comes to the development of ‘people skills’ in the workplace. That is why we help you scope out the changes you are looking for before we start our work together. We can help you tie your goals to the impact they might have on your business if they are met. We do this through providing you with questionnaires before training, and then administering them again after substantial work has taken place to see if there have been changes. In addition, we can help you identify the behavioral changes that you might see, and then help you to determine if you can observe the results.
We customize our training and coaching to meet your needs
Our foundational models include Jung’s model of Psychological Type, which has been popularized by the Myers- Briggs Assessment (MBTI®). We provide customized Type programs and implement the theory in conjunction with other assessments and models to provide you with a complete picture of human personality. We know each individual, team and leader may need to take a different path and each client has unique issues and needs. We take the time to listen to and understand your particular issues, and carve out a process that we customize for you. While our operating principles remain constant, our implementation of tools and applications looks different for each of our clients.
We know and model what it takes to build a team
Professional development on any level isn’t easy; we know that in order to move forward, team members need to develop trust which requires learning to be vulnerable. We model trust when working with you. When you hire The People Skills Group, we work together with you, as a team, to meet your goals; that requires us to listen to your feedback and engage in our own professional development.
We understand and follow professional ethics
Ethical standards were created to keep people emotionally safe when using psychological instruments and models. We have seen the negative consequences that result when practitioners disregard ethical standards, especially when it comes to the MBTI Assessment and Psychological Type. The difference between an instrument or theory being used effectively or being disregarded as irrelevant has more to do with the practitioner than with the instrument or theory itself. For this reason, we ground ourselves in professional ethics no matter which tool we are using.