The KTS Temperament Sorter

The KTS II Temperament Sorter

Have you ever wondered just why you do the things you do and how you do them?  Have you ever wondered why other people act like they do while shaking your head in disbelief?  I may have some answers for you.  Simply put, when you came into this world you came “hard wired” with certain temperamental traits that have you lean toward certain ways of being.  While you are adapting to life and its various influences which make you uniquely you certain preferences will always remain constant.  Here are a few questions you might answer:

Do you like things tied up and finished or can they be left open ended?

When you make a decision do you analyze the situation first or go with your gut feelings?

Do you prefer to be around a lot of people and their energy or go to a quiet place with just 1 or 2 friends?

Do you base your day in reality, both feet firmly on the ground or live in the future of what might be possible?

The KTS II Temperament Sorter will help you to discover the temperament you prefer over others, how you naturally look at and play in the world around you.  You will also discover the common traits of other temperaments that will help you to see others differently and to come to them with more understand of who they are.  As an individual you get an in depth report covering this information—it might change how you approach life forever.  Expand this to a family unit or work team.  Looking at the individuals and then seeing who is in the family or on the team can greatly impact the success of the group through the group report.  There is also a sorter for learning styles which can help understanding how a particular person learns. This can be beneficial for both the student and the teacher.  It is suitable for most students 16 and older, and for some even younger progressive students.

In the workplace this tool in invaluable to understanding your leaders and their staff helping to ensure there is a good match between the job requirements and the person’s natural temperamental leanings.  It can also help the leader understand the needs of the individuals and lead them appropriately.  You will see who needs structure and who need freedom, who likes details and who is a big thinker, and so forth.  Just imagine how this information could impact your workplace results!

Coach Judi, the Cirrus Business Group Executive Coach, is a Certified Administrator of the KTS II sorter and we are here to help you create a really healthy team!

The Coaching Conversation

More and more people in leadership are looking at more effective ways to communicate with their employees.  Those making the investment in personality profiles, team building and even employee coaching are finding their investment paying off.

What if the leaders were taught a coaching conversation model that brought an entire new level to the conversation?

In such a model there is a great deal of listening intently and room for the employee to help discover their own solutions to any barriers they may feel are in front of them.  In such a two way conversation about the next steps in the department or business many new ideas may show up, some of which had not even been imagined before.  This model also enrolls the employee in the progress of the work and a new and higher level. Getting a clear grip on what is the current reality and progressing toward the agreed upon goal is vital to a healthy workplace, as is the follow-up and any adjustments that might be needed.  Using this model top down through all level of leadership would allow for a healthy and creative work environment that employees really feel a part of.  If you would like more information get with us at Cirrus Business Group for discoveries of the possibilities.

Author:  Coach Judi Harris, Licensed Facilitator of The Coaching Clinic  (Corporate Coach U)

6 Steps to Attract and Keep High Performers

findleadersWe hear it all the time at HR functions and from executives.  The number one challenge facing business owners is finding and keeping top talent.

Business owners, often say that they want high performers, but are they ready for them? Continue reading 6 Steps to Attract and Keep High Performers