Holst Group Clients
“I took Writing Dynamics about the same time I had to write my first annual report – a task I was quite nervous about.
The week after the workshop, I wrote 85% of the first draft in two days! The annual report went on to win two international awards. I was sold on the WD writing system and have been using it ever since.”
Creative Thinking Communications
“de Bono never ceases to amaze”.
Sir Richard Branson
“I thoroughly enjoyed Think on Your Feet. It offers very powerful but simple solutions to sticky moments.”
“I really enjoyed Think on Your Feet and am applying my new skills. I even got an “oooo” at my team meeting yesterday when I responded with clarity, brevity & impact!”
“Excellent to come out of a course feeling you’ve learnt so much, but that you need to remember so little! First real toolkit, rather than vague ‘skills’ learning”.
“Think on Your Feet rocks! I cannot remember when I last experienced two days of training that were so much fun, relevant, professionally and expertly delivered, well designed, stimulating ….where shall I stop? Thank you again!”
IOWEU ‘Smarter Selling’
“Think on Your Feet® is the best communication course I have seen. I attended this course 2 years ago and simply cannot recommend it enough!”
Uniq Prepared Foods
“Having used McQuaig for over 5 years, we believe it provides us with a valuable dimension to our recruitment and selection process. We have to make sure the “team fit” is correct, and McQuaig helps us select the right candidates to compliment our committed and dedicated teams”.
“The McQuaig System™ matches job profiles with the abilities of individual staff. It takes the guesswork out of the recruitment and selection procedure and ensures we have the right staff in the right roles”.
Gloucestershire Housing Association
“There is definitely life before and after McQuaig. The reports have been extremely useful and we are gradually getting ‘semi-addicted!’”
“The Writing Dynamics techniques are very practical and useful. Applying them in the work place has been simple, immediate and very effective”.
“Before Writing Dynamics I threw words on a page. Now I can write!!”
“We are delighted to be associated with The Holst Group. The service is outstanding, the systems are simple to administer. The McQuaig Word Surveys are extraordinarily accurate & easy to understand.”
“We have also used it in preparation for team building events, as well as general job profiling. The back office support from The Holst Group is second to none and we have no hesitation in recommending them to other organisations.”
“Having used a variety of different psychometric tools in the past I have found McQuaig to be the most flexible. It ranks with the best in terms of accurate description of character and ability.
“The most compelling reason to use McQuaig is the unsurpassed customer and after sales support which makes it the most effective system I know.”
Nicholas Orr Associates
“Someone might come across well socially and sell high during the interview, but then fail to deliver.
McQuaig helps draw that out – you can see in a profile that it might occur, so you could be extra diligent when checking that person’s background and achievements. It’s a small part of a bigger picture but a very important part.”
“Dynamic Speaking has been a huge hit. One of the best programmes I have invested in this year.”
“Our unlimited usage licence means we can continue to use McQuaig with no additional cost during a time when other companies are cutting back”
“The productivity and quality of ideas and actions generated by this technique has been nothing short of phenomenal.”
“Using the de Bono techniques we have generated more ideas in two days than we had done in the previous six months.”
Channel 4 Television
“Six Hats is the missing link between understanding different styles of thinking and constructively using them.”
“Six Thinking Hats honours all thinking preferences … everyone can participate and contribute … ideas can be holistically viewed and fine-tuned.”
“Six Thinking Hats has proven to be very efficient in improving working in teams in ABB. Especially in international teams where it takes a long time to get to know each other and cope with cultural differences.
With Six Hats it is possible to gain results in two days which before took a month.”
“Six Thinking Hats has enabled people to improve day-to-day operations and contributes to a reduction in stress, turmoil and resistance to change.”
“The de Bono techniques have been used to speed up the sales process – in fact on one occasion the results of a customary 6 week development period were achieved in just 2 hours – and with a better programme for the client”.
Countrywide Porter Novelli
“We had been discussing ad naseum for two months what we should do in response to the elimination of Duty Free. Using Six Hats we came to a decision in 10 minutes.”
“It has reduced meeting times by up to 75%, and changed our culture across Europe.”
“The Six Hats Thinking approach to the morning really did keep us focused and did not permit that time consuming ‘dissent’ element that so often creeps in.
Using ‘Hats’ empowered all members of the Workshop to contribute objectives and ideas effectively to the business planning process in a fully inclusive way.”
“The McQuaig Psychometric System has proven to be a surprisingly accurate and impartial voice of reason. It helps justify choosing a candidate who was more of a rank outsider than the favourite – to great success”
Leatherhead Food International