Moccasin Approach™

Never criticise a person until you’ve walked in their moccasins

Overview

‍LaPD Solutions created the term the “Moccasin Approach” based on the above saying which is usually said to be of Native American origin. From our research it in fact first appeared in a poem called “Judge Softly”, which was written by Mary T. Lathrap in 1895. The poem suggested we should see things from the eyes of others first.

‍LaPD Solutions created the term the “Moccasin Approach”TM based on the above saying which is usually said to be of Native American origin. From our research it in fact first appeared in a poem called “Judge Softly”, which was written by Mary T. Lathrap in 1895. The poem suggested we should see things from the eyes of others first.

‍LaPD Solutions created the term the “Moccasin Approach”TM based on the above saying which is usually said to be of Native American origin. From our research it in fact first appeared in a poem called “Judge Softly”, which was written by Mary T. Lathrap in 1895. The poem suggested we should see things from the eyes of others first.

Recommended Module Combinations

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  • The ingredients of EI
  • EI Self-Assessment
  • The elements of Empathy
  • The Moccasin Approach
  • EI in Values & Behaviours
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Communicating Effectively (CE)

  • Miscommunication & Bias
  • The Impact of Communication
  • Communication Self Assessment
  • The Communication Cycle
  • Communication Health Check
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High Performing Teams (HPT)

  • Group vs Team
  • Managing a Team
  • 6 Stages of Creating a HPT
  • Accountability & Responsibility
  • HPT Self Assessment
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More About Moccasin Approach

 Regardless ‍of ‍its ‍origin, ‍we ‍have ‍taken ‍the ‍concept ‍and ‍applied ‍it ‍to ‍how ‍we ‍believe ‍Emotional ‍Intelligence ‍(EI) ‍should ‍be ‍used ‍as ‍the ‍fundamental ‍approach ‍to ‍all ‍people ‍communication ‍and ‍interaction. ‍Whether ‍people ‍are ‍leaders, ‍managers, ‍peers ‍or ‍subordinates, ‍the ‍hierarchy, ‍position ‍or ‍role ‍just ‍doesn’t ‍matter ‍in ‍this ‍context! ‍In ‍its ‍fullest ‍form, ‍the ‍Moccasin ‍Approach ‍(MA) ‍is ‍designed ‍to ‍either ‍greatly ‍improve ‍organisational ‍culture, ‍or ‍create ‍a ‍superb ‍organisational ‍culture ‍regardless ‍of ‍role ‍or ‍hierarchical ‍position. 

If ‍we ‍make ‍a ‍conscious ‍effort ‍to ‍see ‍things ‍from ‍the ‍perspective ‍of ‍others ‍before ‍we ‍communicate ‍with ‍them, ‍we ‍may ‍well ‍see ‍things ‍differently ‍and ‍therefore ‍communicate, ‍act ‍or ‍approach ‍the ‍situation ‍differently. ‍We ‍will ‍do ‍so ‍due ‍to ‍the ‍feeling ‍of ‍empathy ‍for ‍that ‍person’s ‍perspective, ‍and ‍in ‍some ‍cases, ‍may ‍even ‍decide ‍to ‍go ‍to ‍a ‍different ‍person ‍all ‍together ‍due ‍to ‍what ‍we ‍have ‍considered.  ‍

 

To change a culture and move people from defensive, negative or even sabotage tendencies, to a more positive, sharing and collaborative approach, we need to identify what your organisation sees as “Core Values”. We need to clarify what behaviours the organisation expects to see their people evidence daily. People need to learn to live by those values and behaviours and bring positive change to the culture.

The Moccasin Approach programme is the “phoenix effect” your company requires, bringing a metamorphosis to the culture, and a performance improvement ROI to be celebrated. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best outcomes an organisation investing in the Moccasin Approach can expect?

Again, this is very much up to the organisation in how they embed and monitor/assess the expected behaviours of their people and most importantly, hold everyone to account to ensure the changes.

Do all your solutions have Emotional Intelligence underpinning them?

Yes, pretty much. We believe that the fundamental need in humans is to create healthy, open and honest relationships. EI helps us do this and helps us maintain and build on them.

Are your solutions available online?

We have what we describe as Web Solutions as they are facilitated live with the attendees interacting so they are fully engaged. 

What are the key benefits of becoming a Moccasin Manager?

  • A higher awareness of my own behaviour and the impact it has on others
  • An understanding of why I have to get to know everyone far better
  • The ability to engage with people in a far more effective way
  • The ability to build high performing teams
  • Improved working relationships and the smoother working from them
  • The ability to facilitate feedback rather than give it

Contact Us

Contact us today and see how we can do for you and what we have done for many other organisations large and small.

03335771455 or 07968865007

LaPD Solutions Ltd, Unit 14, Block2, Mint Drive, Birmingham, B18 6EA