Building Teams with Influence
The Gautrey Influence Profile is great to use with other people too. The more people who become aware
of their own preferences and can therefore start to adapt, the better. If you get your team
sharing you can have fun while building awareness and learning to work more effectively together. As
an added bonus, you will all be able to work more effectively as a team as you move forward your shared goals.
Fun on the Big Scale
"Just wanted to let you know how well the Influence Profile worked
for a large group. There were over 25 in the group, all of whom
had completed the Influence Profile before the event. I held back their reports
until the day so I could introduce it properly. I took them through
all of the usual exercises to start off, and they we got into style
spotting. They had such a great time working out who preferred which
style. Naturally, some people were renowned for their lack of tact
and diplomacy! The session had to close after two hours, but what was
incredible, was that as soon as the course was over, they got into
huddles discussing more about their reports! Fantastic."
"My client asked me to work on helping his team
to appreciate their cultural differences. I decided to use the Influence Profile
because it could highlight these differences, whilst also getting
some traction on them becoming more influential, both as individuals
and as a group. Suffice to say it worked extremely well and I've
been invited back to do a follow-up in more detail."
"While coaching several senior directors, I had
the problem that they were denying the 360° feedback they had
been given. I decided to use the Influence Profile to help to unblock their resistance
and, I must say, the result exceeded my expectations. The Influence Profile replicated
their feedback, yet was generated with only their answers. Frankly,
they had nowhere else to go but to accept that they needed to work
on their behaviour towards others!"
"Thought I'd let you know that I did something
a little different at the start of my last Influence Profile session. I had a
group of 12, none of whom knew each other very well. To help them
to get their minds around the different dimensions, instead of merely
talking them through each, I thought it would be fun to give them
the handout describing the behaviours — then I asked them to position
themselves along the back wall based on where they thought they
would score. Not only did this help them to understand the dimensions,
it also helped them to get to know each other better — they also
had quite a few laughs too!"
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Published 21-Aug-2012 by Colin Gautrey ||