Olive Strachan MBE, has a story about self belief and much more. As a black female entrepreneur she tells her story of 25 years on business – with plenty of ups, downs and mistakes to learn from. She encourages others to do the same “Be courageous and believe in yourself! I urge you to take that first step and start jotting down some ideas. Writing your book can bring far reaching and life-affirming rewards.”
I see TetraMap in action in every aspect of my day-to-day life. The number of AH-HA moments I have had on my learning journey has been incredible.
This is a story of momentum, of something small that kept growing and is still growing strong for an IT consultancy with about 13.000 employees in 28 countries.
Our language, te reo Māori (the Māori language) often alludes to nature , to the elements, to the flora, to the fauna, to the sky and to the sea to describe the way we behave with and react to each other.
By understanding the preferred natural behaviours – of me and others ~ even with complete strangers – brilliantly helps navigate all sorts of situations. Playing with this, we’ve deepened the tool even more to make a huge impact on every type of conversation, especially when combined with a magical coach-blend + emotional awareness.
Participants regularly report that it is the most practical of all the skills we teach them and they go on to use it widely in their workplaces and personal relationships.
Many problems are complex and those we are experiencing in the 21 Century illustrate this well. Across the world, the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic presents levels of complexity that have and continue to grow. In technology, the future growth of AI is an ongoing debate made up of many different perspectives.
A fellow participant on a training programme that I’m attending shared this passage with me. I was taken aback by its power and that the author seems to be talking to me; it gives me new hope, I just need to unlock my power!
The ability to be selective with information we access, process and accept is more important than ever before. It’s up to us as the receiver of information to choose reliable sources and separate fact from opinion, speculation and misinformation – as the sender may often disguise those differences. We need to step up and start being conscious consumers of content.
Returning to work after a week’s break I should have been feeling relaxed. I wasn’t.
Participating in the certification course and becoming a facilitator has really unlocked a much deeper understanding of how to harness the potential of diversity for radical collaboration. by Kylie Bailey – GoodSense Marketing
Our leaders and as a result, the followers have increasingly focused on differences (rather than similarities) and as a result, people have drifted apart, feel disrespected and the rift has widened over time.
By Abbas Peera
With Christmas in the rearview mirror it’s a perfect time to think about the gifts you’ll be giving in 2019. If someone is important to you then they deserve a thoughful gift. As do you.
As facilitators, we often have mere hours to help transform a team to improve performance. We apply a framework for improvement and hope the team will carry out these methods. But how can we encourage a team to make immediate change in the training room so it can be directly applied in day-to-day business?
Learn more from Andy about how the ATN Group use TetraMap to help improve participants negotiating skills. ATN sought a tool to integrate into their negotiation programme that was unique and offered a new way of engaging and opening minds to increase performance.
By Andy Newstead, Managing Director
06-11-18 by Louise Duncan, General Manager TetraMap International
Are you deeply curious about the people who are not like you? Asked Lana West, Head of People and Culture, at Beca Limited – an engineering firm with around 3000 staff at a morning breakfast ‘Leveraging Difference and Diversity’ hosted by the Employers Manufacturing Association (EMA).
Learn more from Priscilla how TetraMap helps with job interviews, people who are in the midst of a career transition to learn more about themselves as well as others. One of the huddles for a career transitioner is to ace the interview process.
By Priscilla Looi
Mum Guilt is a regular occurrence for me, but, this year, I didn’t want to spend the summer holidays consumed with what I was doing wrong. It got me thinking about TetraMap.
By Jo Rix
9-7-18 by Louise Duncan, Managing Director, TetraMap International
More than 25 years after his death – Dr. Seuss’ books still sit at number one on the children’s bestseller list. So, what’s the secret?
Communication is key to success in any workplace and a lack of successful communication can lead to conflict, errors in the workplace, and lack of motivation among employees.
by Verity Craft
Three Master TetraMap Facilitators Alex (MX), James (UK) and Dan (US) came together to collaborate, synergise, and share leadership expertise with 200 participants and facilitators in Mexico.
By Alex Villarreal.
03-04-18 by Louise Duncan, Managing Director, TetraMap International
“Metaphors aren’t true. But they’re useful. That’s why professionals use them to teach, to learn and to understand. A metaphor takes what we know and uses it as a lever to understand something else.” Seth Godin, Writer, Marketer, Blogger
15-3-18 by Louise Duncan, Managing Director, TetraMap International
TetraMap is not exactly rocket science – but it does help make those hard to master soft skills a whole lot easier to learn and understand. After all, today’s catch-phrase is ‘simplify’ not ‘complexify’!
6-3-18 by Nita Kerepeti-Ikin, a Certified TetraMap Facilitator and Administrator for Te Paepae Arahi; a kaupapa Maori health organisation.
Nita’s poem reaches to the heart of TetraMappers celebrating the warmth and spirit that demonstrates Fire and Water at its very best. When Nita was asked about who inspired her I was also inspired to learn about Waireti Walters who was an outstanding and remarkable Maori health worker who was also a Certified Facilitator.
24-11-17 by Nuala Ryan, Sales and Marketing, Curium Solutions, UK
Communications and marketing specialist (and planning ninja) Nuala Ryan talks about TetraMap, self-awareness and how to communicate more effectively. “TetraMap gives you a huge dose of self-awareness, but also insight into what those with different preferences intend by their actions.”
Like most of my colleagues, I have completed a TetraMap facilitation certification course thanks to a two-day workshop run by my colleague, Stuart Bailey.
25-09-17 by Louise Compton, Goodsense Marketing, NZ
GoodSense, a Marketing organisation that creates improved economic, social and environmental wellbeing in NZ through marketing leadership has a number of Certified TetraMap Facilitators onboard their team and use TetraMap® learning programme to assist their clients. Raw Essentials a rapidly growing raw pet food brand worked with GoodSense to improve their understanding of each other and improve their internal communication. The programme delivered by GoodSense is delivering lasting results.
5-05-17 by Kate Drew, Curium Solutions, UK
Senior Consultant from Curium Solutions, UK Kate Drew, writes about using nature as a metaphor to understand personality preferences and how to use these insights to challenge your thinking.
02-02-17 by James Farrow, Master TetraMap Facilitator
An interview with James Farrow, a Master TetraMap Facilitator at Curium Solutions, a rapidly growing Change consultancy based in Innovation Court in Birmingham, UK. We set out to understand more about their ethos, how they integrate TetraMap and learning by osmosis in one of their innovation pods.
9-08-2016 an interview with Gabriele Galassi – Global Organisational Development Manager, BBC Worldwide
Anne Clews, TetraMap UK interviews Gabriele about how he has implemented TetraMap within BBC Worldwide’s global negotiation skills programme with much success. “On-going client relationships are stronger as we truly value the customer’s perspective and see that difference is a positive advantage rather than a point of conflict.”
11-07-2016: by Louise Duncan, General Manager TetraMap Intl
Graeme Hogan, CEO bioRevive tells us how he signalled a new direction of communication for his sales team. “I’m a firm believer that strong teamwork comes from doing something meaningful together, and to look for something that is beyond a ‘fun day out.”
26-04-2016 by Anne Clews, TetraMap, UK
Anne Clews, TetraMap, UK interviews Abby Barton, Head of Business Development and Leadership Coach at Wayra. As the Leadership Coach at Wayra Abby’s role is it to help founders of Start-Ups to discover and build on their strengths, whether it be Fire, Earth, Water (or the occasional Air!), and develop themselves as authentic CEO leaders of their companies.
9-12-2015 by Certified TetraMap Facilitator Robin Hills
Put simply, emotional intelligence is how we combine our thinking with our feelings in order to build quality relationships and make better decisions.
This white paper discusses why emotional intelligence is increasingly relevant to organisational development and the link between psychometric testing, personality profiling, and emotional intelligence.
29-06-2015 a Q&A with Dave Moore, services manager for a large government organisation
With teams divided across New Zealand, Dave Moore noticed that team members were ending up in conflict more often than needed. Rather than supporting each other, teams started to avoid communicating with each other. To get communication flowing, David introduced TetraMap.
24-03-15 A Q&A with Marcy Levy Shankman, Certified TetraMap Facilitator
The second edition of the ground-breaking book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, co-authored by a Certified TetraMap Facilitator, was released in January. Read our exclusive interview with Marcy Levy Shankman as she talks about the second edition and the different schools of thought that have emerged on Emotional Intelligence in the past year.
03-03-15 by Nicki Davey, Master TetraMap Facilitator
How do you create an environment that’s vivid, enriching and makes learning stick? Master TetraMap Facilitator, Nicki Davey, breaks down ‘brain-friendly learning’ and offers six ways to start generating deeper learning in the workshop room.
You may be considering incorporating a personality profiling tool into a training program to strengthen participants’ learning. While the prospect may at first seem exciting, it’s not unusual to end up feeling a little overwhelmed given the abundance of tools on the market.
By Liz Payne