As business psychologists, we understand how to transform human behaviour and make it stick.
Knowing and growing your talent is not a ‘nice to have’, it is the key differentiator for business success in a VUCA world.
So, who are PeopleWise?
Hello Wapping! We are really proud and excited to be partnering with you. In a nutshell PeopleWise is a team of Business Psychologists, our mission is to develop the potential of people transforming human behaviour that sticks. How we do that specifically is through a range of services! These include assisting organisations in designing and delivering assessments for talent at all levels, both bespoke and off-the-shelf designs. We also in consultation with organisations, design and run leadership development programmes and personal effectiveness courses. We’re also an organisation that prides itself on coaching and we have great coaches who work with senior executives through executive programmes.
So, in a nutshell, we do one thing, we understand how to transform human behaviour and make it stick, and we do it well!
How did this partnership between Wapping HC and PeopleWise arise?
Great question as it might seem like a random link otherwise! One of our Consultant Psychologists Ben Green is captain of the Men’s X team. We’re always looking to get more actively involved in the community and this was a fantastic opportunity that presented itself. Ben always speaks passionately about the club and the great work they do and we couldn’t resist a part of that! The Ladies 1st team are doing so well we cannot wait to see where this journey takes them!
How can Business Psychology help sport?
Business Psychologists and our team here at PeopleWise are enabling behaviour change from the inside. We talk with Business leaders and senior management teams about the “mindset” of a great leader or team player. The mindset of a leader maps incredibly closely to the mindset of a successful athlete in whatever field. Some of these include:
A strong drive for example, that willingness to win is incredibly important – no successful athlete ever just ended up winning that gold medal! We at PeopleWise really see a strong correlation from the business world and believe we can use this competitive advantage to help sports teams like Wapping too.
What are the most influential leadership qualities in business and in sport?
That is a great question! Where to start…. One of the things that we can say with some confidence is that leadership can be hugely situational; think of Winston Churchill, a great war time leader who had the perfect attributes for that situation, but less successful during a time of peace. So, flexibility and agility are definitely critical. The key quality for me that stands out though is the idea of Positive Resilience, the human capacity to thrive and grow in a VUCA world. It is a key psychological capability that differentiates people’s ability to thrive, not just survive.
All of us face volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in an increasingly fast paced world. While often unavoidable, how we face into and respond to the disruption and change in our world can mean the difference between thriving or just surviving under the pressures and demands. Harnessed in the right way, pressure and challenge can stimulate, drive performance and enable us to thrive and grow. The key lies in our ability to learn how to exploit pressure and use it to our advantage – enabling us to persevere, adapt and grow from disruption, uncertainty, threat or challenge.
If you think of any sporting star, successful team or business guru they have all had the ‘tough times’, but it is their approach and mindset to weather and grow from these challenges that sets them apart. Our research at PeopleWise has identified 5 core psychological factors that contribute to Positively Resilient individuals and teams:
It is how individuals leverage and grow each of these 5 factors that makes the most influential leaders!
If we want to find out any more where can we contact you?
Yes absolutely we would love to hear from you. The best way to reach out is either through the contact form at the bottom of this page or reach out to Ben on email@example.com. Whether it is to find out more about our partnership with Wapping or the products and services we offer definitely get in touch. We do offer a range of services including bespoke and off the shelf assessment and leadership development programmes tailored for businesses across a variety of industries.