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The Organizational Growth Indicator (OGI®), developed by Dr. Brett Richards, PhD, provides leaders with a validated tool that measures 12 key factors which influence their organization’s ability to grow and transform, adaptively.

With the OGI®, leaders achieve greater assurance knowing objective metrics are being utilized to pinpoint exactly where within the organization they need to focus talent and development efforts, maximizing ROI on effort, time and dollars invested.

How does the OGI® work?

  • Consists of an online employee survey, structured to suit your organisational demographics, and takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
  • Measures and provides a quantitative scorecard, of your organisations readiness and ability to adapt, grow and transform, effectively in line with the 12 key factors, and correlates this score against a series of tiered factors.
  • Provides a detailed report which covers:
  • Your organisation’s overall OGI® score, and your customized demographic scores, in line with your strategy and goals
  • How this score correlates with the percentage potential growth
  • The strength of the 4 mindsets currently operating, and their impact
  • How the 8 Orientations are supporting or detracting from the organisation’s ability to grow
  • Recommendations on targeted training and organisational development initiatives to maximize impact on performance and results.

Key Organizational Applications for the OGI®

  • Stimulating Organic Growth and Improving Competitiveness through Innovation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Improved Effectiveness
  • Organizational Transformation – Only 30% of Efforts Succeed

The 4 Phase Path to Improvement With the OGI®

  1. DETECT– Identify and quantify with metrics the hidden forces constraining your organization’s growth and transformative capability.
  2. DESIGN– Pinpoint and develop the right strategies to accelerate your organization’s growth capability drawing on your OGI results.
  3. DELIVER– Implement targeted training and organizational development initiatives to maximize impact on performance and results.
  4. DEVELOP– Benchmark and track your organization’s OGI improvement yearly, as well as assess ROI on effort and dollars invested to drive improvement.

The OGI® Report

The Report provides your organization’s OGI® results at three levels of analysis for each of your demographic profile groups:

  • Total Score – a barometer of overall capability for growth and transformation.
  • 8 Orientations – factors that influence the organization’s approach to growth.
  • 4 Principle Mindsets – “frames” that shape organizational thought and action.
  • 8 Leadership Styles – adaptive styles to support organizational transformation.

 

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We use the Growth Leadership Indicator (GLI™) to provide tangible metrics that create a vivid snapshot of a Leader’s ability to lead organizational growth and transformation.

The GLI™ is a proven tool to accurately assess a Leader’s Performance Effectiveness at driving organizational growth through innovation and effective transformation.

Total Score – a barometer of overall capability to lead growth and transformation.

The GLI™ comprises 3 Core Dimensions, each with their own building blocks, which serve as the DNA of Growth Leadership:

4 Principle Mindsets – world views that shape organizational thought and action.

6 Focus Areas – core knowledge areas required to lead growth and transformation.

10 Skillsets– specific pathways which underpin growth leadership capability.

The GLI™ was developed by Dr. Brett Richards, President of Connective Intelligence. Following years of extensive research, development, and testing, the GLI™ is a validated, online “next generation” diagnostic tool that measures a leader’s ability to drive real growth through:

  1. Adaptability – This reveals your ability to effectively change structures, processes and culture as required, to achieve your organization’s mission, vision & strategic business objectives.
  2. Innovation – This provides a holistic view of innovation encompassing your internal and external focused efforts to either enhance or create new value.

Mindset is a key dimension that supports Growth Leadership Capability within the GLI™. Your Mindset is not just about how you think, it draws on your values, beliefs, emotions and thinking preferences and influences how you engage with people, situations and tasks. The 4

Mindsets shape the leader’s perspective or how they frame situations and challenges, and how they activate their knowledge and skills.

How can the GLI™ help your Organization?

Through 4 Principal Mindsets, 6 Focus Areas, and 10 Skillsets, the GLI™ will help leaders learn how to:

  • Ensure decisions centre on creating and sustaining long-term value for the organization
  • Support a mindset of continuous learning to elevate performance
  • Clarify roles and accountabilities to optimize execution of objectives
  • Objectively prove the viability of information and ideas
  • Leverage customer feedback to achieve better results
  • Ensure the organization’s mindset is aligned with change efforts

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The CAP-360™  (Competency Assessment Profile) is an industry-specific benchmarking and competency assessment tool designed to help Account Managers identify their core strengths and potential areas of improvement.  Your own perspectives are compared with how your colleagues (including your supervisor, internal & external customers) view you.  All input is addressed through scientific validation (psychographic) of the data elements compiled into 16 competencies.

Why the CAP-360™?

  • It provides a picture of the functionality of your Account Manager’s behaviour and management skill
  • It provides two levels of overview and details
    • First level is the four quadrants that form the core capabilities of account management
    • Second level are the 16 specific competencies that are weighed by your management
  • It provides reports that capture the team’s and individual’s rankings for management use
    • Individual action plan for Account Manager’s development
    • Specific skills are captured
    • Overall team and Account Manager feedback from customers and colleagues

The CAP-360™ Report

 The Report presents the Account Manager’s CAP-360 results at two (2) levels of analysis:

  • The 4 Core Capabilities of Account Management
  • The 16 Specific Competencies that are at the root of Functional Excellence within the Account Management role.

Customized Weighting for Your Organization: The CAP-360 is designed to enable your organization to conduct a weighting for the 16 competencies according to their needs and business priorities. This serves to make the results for each of the Account Managers even more relevant to performance within your organization.

The Report compares the Account Manager’s Self Rating with those of his/her group of Raters.

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Introduction of Rhodes’ TIP (Thinking-Intentions Profile)

The Thinking-Intentions Profile, known at Rhodes’ TIP, is a unique instrument that makes visible what is normally hidden – the inner drives which shape thought.  We call these inner drives “Thinking-Intentions”.  There are 21 of these essential activities of mind.

How does Rhodes’ TIP work?

Rhodes’ TIP is a well-crafted instrument leading to improved thinking performance.

It is a core tool in the Effective Intelligence toolkit of instruments which all, in different ways, expand and improve quality of thought.  It is always delivered by qualified practitioners, who give live debriefing, training and coaching.

Rhodes’ TIP is a user-friendly way to identify the individual patterns of mind which shape how people tackle problems.  It introduces the concept of thinking-intentions as the route to enhancement and enlargement of thought.

The extensive use of Rhodes’ TIP, over nearly two decades, has demonstrated its value as a tool for revealing the thinking styles of groups and individuals in many different cultures, including North America, Europe and Asia.

The special advantage of Rhodes’ TIP is that it can be used not only for personal coaching and team working, but also for whole organization development.

A Common Language for People and Tasks

Most organizational Tasks are done by People. Many business Tasks require quality thinking to achieve them well. Our performance improvement system is unique in that it not only Profiles the thinking energies of People, it also identifies the thinking requirements needed to fulfill organizational TASKS of all kinds using the same common language for thinking. We provide know-how tools to increase performance on business tasks.

Our business-based system is designed to move beyond personal awareness into practical and effective action. What our clients like best is that it offers an “easy-to-remember” and “easy-to-apply” common language for thinking and organizational application. Through our system, managers refine their abilities to do The Right Thinking at the Right Time, which facilitates more effective action and higher quality results when working with people and fulfilling task requirements.

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Emotional Intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills and competencies that influence the way we:

• perceive and express ourselves

• develop and maintain social relationships

• cope with challenges

• use the information in emotions in effective and meaningful ways

What is the EQ-i2.0?

• a way to accurately assess strengths and blind spots: take the assessment in less than 20 minutes

• a predictable way to measures current level of emotional and social functioning: receive feedback on your results

• a vehicle for developing effectiveness in order to improve performance: develop a customized action plan in order to ensure you are focusing on the right development needs

The EQ-i2.0 measures five distinct aspects of emotional and social functioning:

1. Self-Perception – understanding your emotions

2. Self-Expression – expressing your emotions

3. Interpersonal – develop and maintain relationships

4. Decision Making – use emotions to make better decisions

5. Stress Management – cope with challenges

What is The EQ-360™?

The EQ-360 is ideal for use in organizations where developing effective communication between individuals, teams, and the entire organization is crucial to success. The EQ-360 identifies key employee strengths that can be leveraged to the benefit of the organization, as well as impediments to high performance that could be improved. The assessment process can also be used as a follow-up to formal coaching and to measure progress.

The EQ-360 is a multirater measure of emotional intelligence (EI) designed to provide you with a complete “360-degree” view of your emotional and social functioning. Your report combines your self-evaluation of EI with that of your raters, providing you with a rich understanding of your EI capabilities.

Improving your Emotional Intelligence will not only help you be more successful at work, but outside of work too!

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