" Personally, the ability to look within, become in tune with my strengths, opportunities for improvement, understanding my personality and when I am getting in the way of my own success, understanding my colleagues personality types and how I can adjust my communication in order for them to hear me and ensure I have a successful outcome. You have such knowledge, understanding and compassion when it comes to guiding, coaching & mentoring me. I have felt rejuvenated and excited to keep going after our sessions together. You've taught me to 'listen for what's not being said'. That there is more power in listening than speaking and that the only person I can control is me.

Kimberley A. Caragol
Practice Administrator
Compass Oncology
US Oncology

 

"My work with Art Haines has helped me develop and maintain alignment of my personal goals with my professional responsibilities. He's helped me understand others through the use of the Enneagram personality system. He's taught me how to delegate effectively and how to clarify the requests made of me by others. He's guided me to better manage conflict in a way that reduces stress -- for me and others. My work with Art has been transformative -- an excellent investment in my own professional success and personal happiness."

Kevin C. Earls
Oregon Association
of Hospitals and Health Systems, 2002 - 2012

 

 

 

 

THE FOUR QUADRANT MODEL

In his book, A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber, an organization development author, articulated the Four Quadrant Model we frequently use. At its simplest, the model suggests that all of human activity can be viewed along two dimensions:

  1. The Objective/Subjective Dimension – that which separates the measurable/observable from the thoughts, feelings, and emotions and that which cannot be observed or measured.
  2. The Individual/Group Dimension – that which separates what occurs at the individual level from what occurs at the group or organizational level.

Across our consulting work, we use this model to understand our client’s organizational strengths and weaknesses and the dynamics operating in the situation given.

All interviewing, document review, data collection and client-assessment activities use this model to organize the data gathered, to evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and to design recommendations
and interventions.

 


INTEGRAL ASSESSMENTS

Every Integral Strategy engagement begins with a no-cost consultation to discuss the situation. This is the initial committment to the process. Whether or not Integral Strategy is hired beyond this first discussion, the hope is that the initial consultation results in a gained perspective concerning the leadership team involved and the situation at hand.

Our integral assessment program provides an understanding of the four critical elements of effective performance:

  1. Organization and Business Systems and Processes
  2. Group and Organization Culture
  3. The Individual Skill and Competency of Key Players
  4. Individual Attitudes, Values, and Aspirations

In an intensive review process of these four areas, identification of the key assets and vulnerabilities comes first, then recommendations for actions needed to increase a team's or an organization's performance.  The development of an organized plan that meets the findings of the research is then put into place.

SITUATION ASSESSMENTS

Situation Assessments can be useful in determining the need for a coaching program and the appropriate focus for coaching. Assessments involve 360° interviews that provide a prospective client with an excellent subjective and quantitative analysis of skills, strengths, and vulnerabilities. Reviews of performance data and other documentation may also be included.

Situation Assessments can be offered as a stand-alone service, which is an especially useful intervention tool for conflict resolution.