Developing Leaders Requires a Change of Approaches

Developing Leaders Requires a Change of Approaches

The Future Trends in Leadership Development report identifies that “Leaders are no longer developing fast enough or in the right ways to match the new environment” The challenge for managers has moved from what leadership is, to how to develop themselves as leaders.

The report acknowledges a need for more ‘vertical development’ – a transfer of greater development ownership to the individual.

TIFF© personal development tool has a great deal to offer.  TIFF is based on Functional Fluency – a straightforward model for understanding our social behaviour and a practical framework for taking responsibility to make positive changes.

A unique TIFF profile is co-created through a collaborative feedback process.  The client is in the driving seat, building an action plan, and continuing to use the Functional Fluency framework for ongoing development.

TIFF enables leaders to:

  • Become confident and assertive in their role
  • Inspire, motivate and support others
  • Guide and direct positively
  • Optimize individual and team strengths

“Using my TIFF, I have become a far more enabling and trusting manager. The result is a mature and engaged team who are more focussed and productive.” Local Authority Manager

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We use our blog to refect on how Functional Fluency and TIFF is being used, and how it can be developed further, across the broad spectrum of situations where building more effective relationships is valuable.

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Fluent Self Newsletter - October 2017
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The Human Face of The Productivity Problem
TIFF as a tool for our time
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TIFF – the ‘actometric’ in a psychometric world
Developing Leaders Requires a Change of Approaches
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Fluent Self Newsletter - April 2016
Functional Fluency & TIFF Developing in South Africa and India
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'Functionally Fluent Leaders' workshop at Staff Developers Conference
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Functional Fluency is making a difference in schools
Fluent Self Newsletter - December 2016
First TIFF Provider Licensing training in India
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Academic Support for Students
Building Teams that Work Well
Fluent Self Newsletter - March 2017
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Teachers in South Africa enjoy a Functional Fluency introductory workshop
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Follow the Leader
Fluent Self Newsletter - February 2018
Supreme Leaders vs Effective Leaders
Improve Productivity by Being in Charge Effectively
Using Functional Fluency for Reflective Practice as a Trainer/Facilitator
How Resilient Are You?
Looking after our mental wellbeing with Functional Fluency
Fluent Self Newsletter - May 2018
Mental Health at Work - British Chambers of Commerce Study
'Transactional Analysis in the Age of Uncertainty' Conference