Applications the MBTI can cover include: Change; Coaching; Communication; Conflict; Decision_Making; Emotional_Intelligence; Innovation; Leadership; Learning; Project_Management
SMART action plans have been around for a long time. For an ENTP that creates an immediate challenge - time to find a NEW approach. Here is my ... [ more ]
Dr Paul Thomas of County Management Consultants has just finished his latest assignment in Cyprus, helping the management team at Hellenic Copper ... [ more ]
I'm Paul Thomas and I work to improve business performance by inspiring people to exceed their own expectations, whether they work in the boardroom or at shop floor level.
County Management Consultants Ltd offers psychometric testing, personality profiling, individual mentoring, group mentoring, coaching and team development. I started as an apprentice and worked up to become a director in both engineering and financial services. My first hand experience of a number of sectors as an employee and as a consultant gives me an in-depth understanding of many of the problems encountered in the corporate world. Based on my experiences at both ends of the employment heirarchy, I am particularly adept at bringing together the aspirations of operators and their managers, ensuring that their joint efforts are focussed on the success of the business.
Early in my career I developed an interest in answering the question
Paul starts by getting operators and managers to express their real feelings about their jobs and the environment within which they are working. Their statements, depersonalised to remove any worries they might have about ‘career limiting views’, are used as the starting point for a workshop where they develop action plans to address the problems as they see them.
The key is that it is ‘workshop driven’ not ‘management directed’. The outcome is that the participants own the action plans and take great pride in the results their actions achieve.