Related posts:No related photos. Trackbacks/Pingbacks Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 27 May 2003 in Personnel Today Building teams with biscuits – John Tomlinson – 5 Sep 2020 […] The version discussed in the podcast was from Personnel Today – here is a link to the article* […] Guru never really got to grips with Meredith Belbin’s 1980s study onpersonality types and management teams before, but thanks to new,ground-breaking research, the concept has fallen into place for him. All hasbeen explained in a language that Guru really understands – biscuits. According to a report by leading behavioural psychologist Gladeana McMahon,your cookie preferences betray your personality and potential. Did you know, for example, that HR directors are more likely to prefercustard creams? Apparently, the way in which you take your biscuit also says something aboutyou. You are a conformist if you take one biscuit at a time, confident if youtake two and if you take three or more you are overly competitive oraggressive. Guru was disappointed to find that his own biscuit habit has not beencovered – placing a whole Wagon Wheel in the mouth, sipping tea and holding everythingthere until the biscuit has completely melted before swallowing. Guru’s recordtime for this exercise is 11 minutes and four seconds. Now that Guru has finally found an HR topic he can enthuse about, he isinspired to write his first management book and would love to hear from otherpassionate biscuit behaviour analysts and theorists out there. What do your biscuit habits and preferences say about you? E-mail him at [email protected] does your biscuit say about you?Custard CreamsPreferred by the Team Workers who support members of the team by buildingon suggestions and improving communications while fostering team spirit. TheTeam Worker enjoys the reliable way in which the custard filling welds thebiscuit together and the HR director is the one most likely to make the most ofwelding the various people talents into a winning combination. Eaten layer bylayer, this really hits the spot.Boaster The preference of Co-ordinators. “Likely to be chosen by the individualwith a high business acumen and sound judgement”.Hob Nobs The Shaper is challenging, dynamic and thrives on pressure, with the driveand courage to overcome obstacles.Jaffa Cakes The Plant’s favourite. “Creative, imaginative and unorthodox – someonewho solves difficult problems and advances new ideas and strategies”.Rich Teas For sober, strategic, discerning Monitor Evaluators, such as procurementdirectors who “prefer a simple, unfussy biscuit at a reasonableprice”.Chocolate Digestives Resource Investigators are extroverted, enthusiastic and communicative andlove to explore opportunities and create contacts.Digestives Specialists are technical or financial experts such as the IT director orchief financial officer – people who seek precision and accuracy above all else.Shortbread Completer Finishers ensure the team is protected from mistakes and activelysearch for aspects of work that need a more than usual degree of attention.
Published on March 3, 2015 at 12:05 am Contact Liam: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse elected its captains for this season in the spring, Paul Flanagan — though he’s rarely seen his juniors become captains — expected Nicole Renault to be in the conversation.Playing a large role in her freshman and sophomore seasons, Renault had impressed the head coach with her work ethic and presence on the ice and in the locker room. The issue of age was offset by Renault’s involvement in the offense, defense and special teams.“I think being able to step up as a freshman and sophomore and playing a lot helped her become captain,” senior defender and captain Akane Hosoyamada said. “She’s so smart and is on the ice so much that it was the right choice.”A staple on the team’s power play and penalty kill units, Renault brings a versatility that’s been critical to the Orange’s (10-14-10, 8-6-6 College Hockey America) success this season. She is Syracuse’s most aggressive and offensively oriented defender and the junior has recorded 16 points this season, fifth on the team and the most of any defender.“When I see a lane to skate, I do,” Renault said. “It brings offense, whether I’m driving to the net or looking to pass and creating. I’m good at creating an odd-man rush and pushing the puck up the ice.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFellow defender Danielle Leslie said that those rushes up the ice help catch opponents on their heels and open up opportunities for the team’s forwards to get open shots on the net. She runs the point with authority, Flanagan said, and distributes the puck to her teammates with ease, tying her for the second-most assists on the team with 11.Flanagan doesn’t think Renault is necessarily the most skilled player in the offensive zone, but she is smart about what she does with the puck and where she moves it.“She knows when to shoot and when to pass,” Flanagan said. “I know that’s easy to say, but she combines her IQ with her athleticism to make the right reads almost all of the time.”When Renault does shoot, she says she is trying to get the shot through or find someone near the net to get a tip. She trusts the forwards to corral rebounds and will aim toward the corners of the net if she isn’t certain that her shot is going to go in.She does a good job of maneuvering from the point and running the offense, especially during the power play. Flanagan praised the way she used her size and skating to help facilitate things and protect the puck at the top of the offensive zone.The very way she gets open and protects the puck makes her valuable to the Orange attack.“She’s got good technique for faking players out or moving side to side to find an open lane,” Leslie said. “Even sometimes just being able to beat a player flat out with her speed, she does a good job at getting open to take shots.”Renault will play a huge role for SU this weekend in the second round of the conference tournament and the versatility she offers from her spot in the defense will be crucial.“We’re hoping that she’s able to do all of those things this weekend,” Flanagan said, chuckling. “She’s very capable, very reliable and steady. She comes through when we need her.” Comments