Business insight organisation, was being asked by clients to help them identify individuals who could drive transformational change – the Game Changers. But they struggled to define who they were in terms of capabilities.
Our research aimed to answer two questions:
Do these Game Changers exist in the corporate world?If so, what do they look like?
This study plugged a gap in the research on leadership by giving us a detailed insight and practical understanding of Game Changers – a special group of talent, which has the potential to transform the future.
The GC Index® is an organimetric that profiles an individual’s proclivity for making a contribution to a team and organisation.
It was created by Nathan Ott, Chief Polisher, and Dr GC – DR John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist – in collaboration with Management Expert, Professor Adrian Furnham.
Underpinned by a scientific framework it is used to help us understand the potential impact of individuals and create team formations that really change the game and deliver growth.
The GC Index® framework helps organisations:
We created a world-class movement committed to fostering our core belief that “Not everyone is a Game Changer but everyone can make a Game-Changing impact.” – That is The Art of GCology™.
At the heart of The GC Index® movement are our GCologists, who are the body through which we live and breathe. We held our first accreditation session in January 2016 and are building a growing community of hundreds of accredited GCologists.
They share our vision and focus on building a world-class movement, committed to fostering the impact and contribution from everyone around the globe, whether they are a global Fortune CEO or a child in a developing country.
This 2016 we published The DNA of a Game-Changing Team study, which focuses on how to create a game-changing team.
A good idea is not enough for an organisation to survive. In today’s digital world there is the demand to carry on with ‘business as usual’ while we challenge ourselves to invent, implement and execute creative and transformational change.
It was through this research we started to understand the composition of game-changing teams. These game-changing teams are inclusive at all levels and enable everyone to ‘potently’ contribute to the team and organisation.
An analysis of our data revealed that individuals established in corporate roles, typically, have two ‘dominant’ scores in their The GC Index®. They have an ability to ‘flex’ and can make a contribution in different ways, according to the situation.
Our data shows that all of these combinations are represented at c-level and this is the profile that defines their approach to leadership.
Recognising this multi-dimensional view of leadership brings a different perspective to the notion of organisational talent. This view shows that allowing people to play to their particular inclination in a way that a unitary view of leadership and potential does not offer the solution to this enigma in leadership identification.
e.g Angela Merkel
e.g Elon Musk
e.g Ana Particia Botin
The Young People Index is an adaptation of The GC Index® framework, which is being used by education professionals to identify and nurture the non-academic strengths of pupils; the leaders and workforce of the future.
The Young People Index supports schools and young people in a number of ways. These include:
Coaching Me Coaching You tells the inspirational stories of ten people whose lives were changed through coaching with The GC Index®.
This book was written at the request of our clients and global GCologist Community who wanted a book that is engaging yet practical to walk them through: