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The School of Emotional Intelligence Don't Stress Out About Your Stress! Appreciating Differences


 

APPRECIATING DIFFERENCES

“L’enfer, c’est les autres”, wrote Sartre—Hell is other people! It doesn’t have to be this way, however, and these conferences focus on the advantages and benefits interpersonal differences can bring to a team. Popular corporate applications of Psychological Type include the following: deepening self- understanding; career orientation (or re-orientation); team building; and developing more effective patterns of communication. As C.G. Jung wrote, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”.
HOW TO MAKE A FRUIT SALAD: EFFECTIVELY USING INTERPERSONAL DIFFERENCES

Our differences are at the source of most of our conflicts . . . but these same differences can make teamwork stimulating and effective.

This very popular and light-hearted conference, built upon the concepts of Psychological Type and temperament, celebrates interpersonal differences and illustrates how they can actually make teamwork more productive and more “delicious”.

ARE YOU A BLUEBERRY? (“IDEALIST”)





ARE YOU A KIWI? (“RATIONAL”)





ARE YOU A PINEAPPLE? (“GUARDIAN”)





ARE YOU AN ORANGE? (“ARTISAN”)





CONFLICT RESOLUTION STYLES: ARE YOU THE TURTLE, THE TEDDY, THE TIGER, THE FOX, OR THE OWL?

A popular model by Thomas and Killman lists five possible approaches to interpersonal conflict resolution. This conference helps identify which of them may be your "favourites" and offers new possibilities.

The ideal stance recommended by this conference is that of assertiveness: the balanced midpoint between aggressiveness and passivity, the zone in which we strive to respect our own needs as well as the needs of our “conflict partners”.


WHAT’S YOUR TYPE? USING THE MBTI© (MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR©) IN TEAM BUILDING

Based on C.G. Jung’s 1921 work entitled Psychological Type and developed in the 1950s by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© was originally used to determine a good personality-job fit. It has been translated into over 30 languages and is now used internationally towards various ends, including deeper self-understanding, the acceptance and appreciation of interpersonal differences, and effective communication and conflict resolution. This conference serves as a basic introduction to the concept of Psychological Type and can, if you wish, include the actual administration and scoring of the MBTI© for all participants and an exploration of its usefulness in the professional context.


INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Communication is the "life blood" of any relationship, and communication difficulties can affect productivity as well as relationships at work. This conference examines the importance of communication skills such as active listening and reformulation with the goal of helping to identify communication strengths and weaknesses and to focus upon those changes in personal style we may need to make. As needed, we also explore particular challenges such as communicating effectively with angry or unmotivated people.
 


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