Giles Miskin | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Giles Miskin

Giles specialises in team-building and leadership skills training and development.

He is owner and Managing Director of The Colour Works, established 2003, a consultancy with a team of 15 specialists around the UK dedicated to sparking transformational leadership in individuals, teams and organisations through programmes of workshops and coaching.

The Colour Works has been top UK distributor for Insights for the past 6 years, counts amongst its clientele a host of big corporates through SMEs to small local charities and has developed a reputation for delivering inspirational training programmes that deliver tangible results.

Giles won Best Newcomer 2015 at the Vistage Speaker Awards.

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Giles himself is an experienced speaker, facilitator and qualified executive coach. His passion for developing people comes through loud and clear, and his engaging style enthuses participants from all walks of life. With over 20 years’ prior management and leadership experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including five as Managing Director of an £8m plastic injection molding business, Giles promotes the interdependence of ‘the soft and the hard’, aligning emotional intelligence to the objectives and bottom-line performance of the organisation.

His two workshops Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Team-work are interactive and thought-provoking, both assessing current team and leadership styles. Giles covers team-building and leadership skills training and development in an engaging way with takeaway actions.

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Outstanding Team-Work

During this interactive workshop, participants learn more about themselves and each other, agreeing “better ways of working” that allow each team member to flourish in their contribution to team success.

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Outstanding Team-Work

Overview:

Described by Patrick Lencioni as “the one competitive advantage that remains largely untapped”, team-work as a concept and a reality is explored and discussed, shining a light on both “things we do well” and “things we don’t”. An interactive, thought-provoking and engaging team-coaching workshop in which participants are invited to reflect on what great teams do and how their team measures up, to agree strategies for improvement and to commit to follow-through on both personal and team actions.

The workshop is supported by an Insights Discovery personal profile per participant following prior completion of a 15-minute online questionnaire < please note this the profile is complementary for Vistage members only, any guests that wish to complete the profile would be responsible for their own costs .

Outline:

  • What is the profile of your team?
  • What are the attributes of an outstanding team? How does yours measure up against these?
  • Introduction of Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” framework.
  • Given the diverse styles and needs in your team, how do you build trust? How can you ensure that topics critical to the team’s success aren’t ignored, that debate is passionate yet respectful? How can you get commitment from all when some have vehemently disagreed? How can you hold each other to account on behaviours as well as performance? How do you keep everyone motivated and focused, despite the differences between them?
  • Reflection, planning, commitment to action, follow-through.

The workshop can be tailored to meet participants’ specific needs and last from half a day to three days. Giles is very output-focused and committed to helping participants transfer agreed actions to their real world, ensuring follow-through and accountability.

Outcomes:

Participants leave refreshed and re-engaged. With issues aired and strategies for improvement agreed, levels of motivation and commitment to team results will be high. Plus, with a host of practical tools and techniques to take away and implement immediately for improved interpersonal communications, participants will find it easier to tackle and resolve “difficult” topics.

Outstanding Leadership

An interactive, thought-provoking and fun (with a serious message) session in which participants are invited to reflect on the implications of their preferred behavioural style.

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Outstanding Leadership

Overview:

An interactive, thought-provoking and fun (with a serious message) session in which participants are invited to reflect on the implications of their preferred behavioural style – gifts, challenges, impact on others – and commit to doing something differently to improve their leadership effectiveness.

The workshop is supported by an Insights Discovery personal profile per participant following prior completion of a 15-minute online questionnaire < please note this the profile is complementary for Vistage members only, any guests that wish to complete the profile would be responsible for their own costs .

Outline:

  • What are the attributes of an outstanding leader? How do you measure up against these?
  • Introduction of the Insights Discovery colour model of behaviours – simple, memorable, easy to apply and used by employers large and small all around the world to improve individual, team and organisational performance.
  • Self-assessment, team task, strengths and weaknesses of each colour energy.
  • Self-perception versus the perception of others.
  • Understanding your own Discovery profile, including illustrative graphs and charts.
  • Adapting your own style to better meet others’ needs, whilst not losing authenticity.
  • Reflection, planning, commitment to action, follow-through.
  • The workshop can be tailored to meet participants’ specific needs and last from half a day to 3 days. Giles is very output-focused and committed to helping participants transfer agreed actions to their real world, ensuring follow-through and accountability.

Outcomes:

  • An insight into what great leaders do and into my own leadership strengths and challenges.
  • An understanding of the effects that my behaviour may have on others.
  • A recognition and valuing of the gifts that different personalities bring to a group .
  • Strategies to maximise these to the benefit of the individual and the group as a whole that can be used immediately back in the workplace.
  • Actions to be taken on 2 levels:-
  • Personal – knowing what I now know through the profile, what do I need to stop/start doing to increase my own effectiveness?
  • Interpersonal – knowing how different we are, what is it I can do differently when working with colleagues to improve our working relationship?

Outstanding Team-Work

During this interactive workshop, participants learn more about themselves and each other, agreeing “better ways of working” that allow each team member to flourish in their contribution to team success.

Read more

Outstanding Team-Work

Overview:

Described by Patrick Lencioni as “the one competitive advantage that remains largely untapped”, team-work as a concept and a reality is explored and discussed, shining a light on both “things we do well” and “things we don’t”. An interactive, thought-provoking and engaging team-coaching workshop in which participants are invited to reflect on what great teams do and how their team measures up, to agree strategies for improvement and to commit to follow-through on both personal and team actions.

The workshop is supported by an Insights Discovery personal profile per participant following prior completion of a 15-minute online questionnaire < please note this the profile is complementary for Vistage members only, any guests that wish to complete the profile would be responsible for their own costs .

Outline:

  • What is the profile of your team?
  • What are the attributes of an outstanding team? How does yours measure up against these?
  • Introduction of Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” framework.
  • Given the diverse styles and needs in your team, how do you build trust? How can you ensure that topics critical to the team’s success aren’t ignored, that debate is passionate yet respectful? How can you get commitment from all when some have vehemently disagreed? How can you hold each other to account on behaviours as well as performance? How do you keep everyone motivated and focused, despite the differences between them?
  • Reflection, planning, commitment to action, follow-through.

The workshop can be tailored to meet participants’ specific needs and last from half a day to three days. Giles is very output-focused and committed to helping participants transfer agreed actions to their real world, ensuring follow-through and accountability.

Outcomes:

Participants leave refreshed and re-engaged. With issues aired and strategies for improvement agreed, levels of motivation and commitment to team results will be high. Plus, with a host of practical tools and techniques to take away and implement immediately for improved interpersonal communications, participants will find it easier to tackle and resolve “difficult” topics.

Outstanding Leadership

An interactive, thought-provoking and fun (with a serious message) session in which participants are invited to reflect on the implications of their preferred behavioural style.

Read more

Outstanding Leadership

Overview:

An interactive, thought-provoking and fun (with a serious message) session in which participants are invited to reflect on the implications of their preferred behavioural style – gifts, challenges, impact on others – and commit to doing something differently to improve their leadership effectiveness.

The workshop is supported by an Insights Discovery personal profile per participant following prior completion of a 15-minute online questionnaire < please note this the profile is complementary for Vistage members only, any guests that wish to complete the profile would be responsible for their own costs .

Outline:

  • What are the attributes of an outstanding leader? How do you measure up against these?
  • Introduction of the Insights Discovery colour model of behaviours – simple, memorable, easy to apply and used by employers large and small all around the world to improve individual, team and organisational performance.
  • Self-assessment, team task, strengths and weaknesses of each colour energy.
  • Self-perception versus the perception of others.
  • Understanding your own Discovery profile, including illustrative graphs and charts.
  • Adapting your own style to better meet others’ needs, whilst not losing authenticity.
  • Reflection, planning, commitment to action, follow-through.
  • The workshop can be tailored to meet participants’ specific needs and last from half a day to 3 days. Giles is very output-focused and committed to helping participants transfer agreed actions to their real world, ensuring follow-through and accountability.

Outcomes:

  • An insight into what great leaders do and into my own leadership strengths and challenges.
  • An understanding of the effects that my behaviour may have on others.
  • A recognition and valuing of the gifts that different personalities bring to a group .
  • Strategies to maximise these to the benefit of the individual and the group as a whole that can be used immediately back in the workplace.
  • Actions to be taken on 2 levels:-
  • Personal – knowing what I now know through the profile, what do I need to stop/start doing to increase my own effectiveness?
  • Interpersonal – knowing how different we are, what is it I can do differently when working with colleagues to improve our working relationship?

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