I saw a headline for a Diversity & Inclusion Conference that grabbed my attention. “We need to face facts: D&I is stalling.“ Woah that took me by surprise – although maybe that was the point. I read on and was given information on gender pay gaps, women on boards, and D&I professions declining.
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.
The biggest resource and tool is you the facilitator. My delivery approach includes three Māori practices: āta, ako and aro.
I see TetraMap as a powerful tool for engaging in early intervention and preventing a toxic work environment.
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.
Through TetraMap I have discovered a global movement of like-minded people; people who are working hard to set aside their bias and are focusing on being the best they can be. I love that! Why would I not?
This is my pepeha which is a Māori traditional tribal saying that expresses our connection to significant landmarks of our tribal area. It tells a story that I descend from our ancestral canoe of Horouta, which carried my ancestors over the Pacific Ocean to the East coast of the North Island in Aotearoa.
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.
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!
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
By looking at four lenses of persuasion, it gives every person a quick hack to persuade, influence and impact. To be In your Element.
By Ridhwan Yusoff
I’ve been working with the TetraMap model for about two years now. As I deepen my understanding of TetraMap and connect the dots to my other passions, I find myself drawn to the connections between diversity, psychological safety and TetraMap.
As someone who has worked in a range of company cultures and industries, the subject of psychological safety fascinates me. Like many people, when I look at my career so far, I can pinpoint environments and occasions where I have had an active voice and those where I chose to be less vocal because it didn’t seem as though my voice would count.
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
Culture is fluid, changing and adapting all the time. I invite you to consider how to make the most of your culture and elemental preferences to understand the culture of those around you.
By Leyla Okhai,
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.
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.”
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.
07-09-2015 by Letticia Mincham, Certified TetraMap Facilitator
What does diversity mean to you? So why does it matter? We create multi-disciplinary teams to safeguard a business decision or ensure a successful project, using our understanding of diversity. We pride ourselves on including different points of view when we facilitate a discussion; however what is often overlooked when considering diversity is that this point of view comes from our individual diversity or working style. We bring different perspectives not just through our roles, skills, experience, or physiological criteria but also in personal preference and priorities: the way we look at the world – our ‘thought diversity’.
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