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January 31, 2024

Good Goal, Bad Goal - Three Tips

Watch the 80-second video. Here's the transcript: A good goal is like a steering wheel. It lets you or your team move toward things that are positive and away from things that aren’t. At least that’s what happens when you pick a good goal. But sometimes we pick bad goals. Ones that are unattainable or just not that
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November 16, 2023

FourSight comes to Thanksgiving

For me, Thanksgiving used to feel like a command performance. As a mom who prefers to implement, I considered it my job to land the turkey, potatoes, yams, hams, beans, rolls, cranberry sauce, and gravy on the table, hot and delicious, in front of a dozen expectant family members, in record time.
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August 29, 2023

The Hazard of Leading with Your Preference

As a team leader, you have lots to do. You have goals to meet and people to manage. You have to make assignments, clarify roles, communicate, fix problems, build systems, track trends, set strategy, and put out countless large and small fires along the way. Oh, plus your own work.
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July 11, 2023

5 Popular Problem-solving Approaches and the Thinking that Powers Them

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book, Good Team, Bad Team: Lead People to Go After Big Challenges, Not Each Other, written by FourSight partners, Sarah Thurber and Blair Miller When our son got his first corporate job, he discovered the workplace was full of competing problem solving processes (e.g.
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May 5, 2023

Understanding the ROI of FourSight Training on Innovation and Leadership

Two years after training, the organization could still measure the positive impact. In 2013, Brett Richards, PhD wanted to test his new culture survey, which measured an organization’s growth potential. He found willing participants at Sheridan College, one of Canada's largest colleges. Nearly a hundred administrators
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August 30, 2022

Understanding Your FourSight Profile: What Your Energy Wave Reveals

We all have thinking preferences. Each of us has a high, neutral or low preference for every stage in the problem-solving process. We like to spend time and energy in areas of high preference. We may lose energy and focus in areas of low preference. Great solutions need all four types of thinking. So, if you let your
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August 26, 2022

Embracing Cognitive Diversity: The New Golden Rule for Effective Collaboration

What if I told you that the Golden Rule—the one that says “treat others the way you want to be treated”—can actually kill collaboration and innovation? My area of expertise is teams and innovation. I’ve seen the Golden Rule create conflict, miscommunication, and frustration when people expect their teammates to
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August 18, 2022

Boosting Empathy Through Understanding Thinking Preferences with FourSight

"I'll never see people in the same way again..." How learning about thinking preferences impacts individuals, teams and collaboration.
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August 10, 2022

Enhancing Design Thinking and Agile with FourSight

Hear how one team expert enhances two of business's most popular process models by using FourSight to understand the people side.
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