There are countless leadership and personality tests out there, so it’s not surprising if you’ve heard of (but don’t know very much about) DISC profiles. Since our upcoming event is about DISC, we decided to elaborate more on this leadership assessment.
What is DISC?
Developed by psychologist William Moulton Marston, the DISC assessment centers on four different behavioral traits: dominant, influence, critical thinker, and steady relator. DISC is a behavior assessment tool that helps you learn more about yourself, others, and how to deal with situations where interpersonal relationships are involved. It is a leading personal assessment tool to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication since it is a non-judgemental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences.
The Different DISC Behavior Results
We will go over each of the behavior traits at our upcoming event, but here is a summary to get you started.
A person with this trait places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, and confidence. They tend to be blunt, accept challenges, and see the big picture.
A person with this trait places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, and relationships. These people tend to be optimistic, enjoy collaborating, and are enthusiastic.
A person with this trait places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, and dependability. They tend to be calm mannered, like calm approaches, and enjoy being supportive.
A person with this trait places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise, and competency. These people tend to reason objectively, enjoy independence, and are detail oriented.
How DISC Can Influence Your Business Leadership
Understanding the DISC profile for you and your team allows you to get insights on your business dynamic, relationships, and how to react in certain situations. Communication is key for any team and business, so there can be further aptitude and empathy to unify and strengthen the team. When there is conflict, this allows for you and your team to understand the behavior of the other person in order to properly react and adapt your communication style depending on the work situation and individuals involved.
Upcoming DISC Workshop
Foster McCarl, a Certified Business Coach, is leading this August 18th, 9 a.m. to noon workshop. The ticket price of $50 covers the DISC assessment. Once you register for the event, you will get a link to take the assessment which should only take 20 minutes to complete. Please print off your results and bring them to the workshop. There, Foster will cover:
- What your DISC results mean
- How to adapt your communication style depending on the work situation
- Enhancing your business communications skills
If you are interested in getting insights into your team’s and your own communication styles, register for our workshop here.
Communication and understanding behavior is vital in our personal and business life. This workshop can provide the appreciation and understanding into your own behavior traits as well as those around you. ActionCoach is a firm believer in providing business workshops that foster growth and development, check out our other workshops for this month.