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GC Monthly
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The world as we know it has changed overnight with the way we do business, interact with one another, and go about our lives more generally shifting dramatically. People are already talking about our 'new normal' and what this will look like post-lockdown.

One thing is for sure and that is that it is still too early for anybody to say what our 'new normal' will be. All of this uncertainty can create a lot of anxiety, particularly for the Strategists among us. 

In these unprecedented times the predictability that Strategists often seek to make decisions is much harder to discern. It is now much more difficult for them to assimilate and distil and this can leave them a little ‘off balance’.  

In support of Stress Awareness Month (April), we want to share some advice about how we can work together - drawing on the strengths of others to keep driving forward.

We hope you find this useful and if you do have any questions please do contact us.

Together we can change the game.

Nathan Ott

How Game Changers can re-energise Strategists during uncertain times...
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Our data shows the strength of the Strategist proclivity for individuals who hold a senior leadership role within larger organisations.

STRATEGISTS SEE PATTERNS AND TRENDS IN EVENTS AND DATA. 

This could be the chief marketing officer who sees patterns and trends in consumer behaviour, the chief financial officer who sees numerical patterns in a set of accounts or the physician who sees a pattern in a set of symptoms.

Strategists ask ‘why’, they look for links between events and data. They seek to ‘fit together the pieces of the jigsaw’, to ‘join up the dots’ in a way that helps them to see the ‘bigger picture’. 


AS LEADERS STRATEGISTS WILL LEAD WITH POSSIBILITIES THAT ARE A PRODUCT OF WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE.

It makes sense that organisations, in relatively stable times, seek comfort from having Strategists in senior leadership roles. However, in these uncertain and unprecedented times the predictability that Strategists often seek to make decisions is much harder to discern. It is now much more difficult for them to assimilate and distil and this can leave them a little ‘off balance’. 

We are helping a lot of organisations to support their Strategists by delivering virtual workshops bringing  Strategists and Game Changers together. Here I share a story about how our Chief Strategist and I worked together to keep the business moving forward.

 
THE KINDLE VERSION OF OUR BOOK IS FREE UNTIL 1ST MAY 2020 

A whole book dedicated to coaching using The GC Index. Who knew?
 

 
I was touched last week when someone told me they'd taken the opportunity to read our book, 'Coaching Me, Coaching You', again and commented on how much they enjoyed it.

Talking about the book got me thinking about my recent reads. As we are all forced to spend more time at home the crisis might encourage you to grab your favourite book again or use the time as an opportunity for personal development.


So we have made the Kindle version of our book - 'Coaching Me, Coaching You' -  free from Monday 27th April - Friday 1st May 2020. You can get your copy here.

We tell the inspirational stories of ten people whose lives were changed through coaching.
 
HOW BUSINESSES ARE BOOSTING TEAM IMPACT VIRTUALLY
Over the last few weeks we have seen organisations use the data and insight from The GC Index to help them respond quickly to the pandemic, from remote working, distributed workforce planning and resilience programmes through to transformation programmes, client engagement and rapid organisational redesigns.  
 
As organisational culture and employee experience is put to the test never has it been so important to empower and trust employees to adapt and get things done.

Here are a few examples of how we are using The GC Index with organisations:

 
  • As a diagnostic to help managers and employees understand where they get their energy and what role they can play to deliver optimal performance.
  • For coaching individuals and teams on how best to work together.
  • To assess how teams are positioned for the future according to business needs.
  • As a way to understand and team or company culture 
  • To drive performance and measurable outcomes at all levels. 
Contact us to find out more
SUPPORTING PARENTS, TEACHERS & PUPILS
 
Helen Rivero, Founder of The Young People Ltd says, "It still really surprises us how many young people are not aware of their strengths outside of academia, which is why The Young People Index® was created in the first place."

The Young People Index® supports parents, teachers and pupils by identifying how young people want to make an impact. It supports young people when thinking about how they work in a team and helps inform study choices.

Before the schools closed Helen and her team ran a number of Young People Index® workshops with different year groups and she has held a recent virtual Young People Index accreditation.
Find out more about The Young People Index
THE GC INDEX IN ACTION
Chief Executive at Big Society Capital

In this instalment of The GC People Leader Series, Chief Psychologist at The GC Index Dr John Mervyn-Smith talks to Cliff Prior, about what it is to be a Game Changer / Strategist Leader.

Read more here.
 
Professional Footballer for Bournemouth AFC

Ryan Glover talks about how his contribution can impact individual and team performance.

Read more here
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