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5 Tips on Choosing A Mentor According to Your Personality Style

Posted on 2019-09-05

As you work on your personal growth, you may benefit from a mentor who can provide a sounding board for your goals and give you feedback on your approach. While this post is focused on mentors, you may also benefit from hiring a life coach. The difference between the two is that a mentor will help you informally, while a coach will typically apply a more structured approach of self-discovery with a toolkit, such as with PeopleKeys’ DISC and Behavioral Attitude Index (BAI) assessments.

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Hack Your Goals with DISC and End the Year on a High Note

Posted on 2019-09-05

As the kids head back to school and we all get back into a routine, the Fall is a great time to dust off your goals for the year. Whether you were planning to lose weight, start a fitness program, learn something new, or get organized, you have four months to achieve those goals. Here’s a little secret: by understanding your own DISC personality style, you can make it easier on yourself and end the year on a high note. Here are some personality-based ways to motivate you for reaching those goals:

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Leadership and Management – What’s the Difference?

Posted on 2019-08-28

Many people find themselves in a new supervisory position without any leadership training. They quickly realize leadership is not the same as a position, or a title, or a uniform. The basic principle of leadership is that leaders help others do their job better. New managers should not forget they still need to help their unit succeed.

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Overcoming Prospect Objections Based on DISC Style

Posted on 2019-08-21

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Finding clients for your coaching business

Posted on 2019-08-14

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DISC personality and teaching style

Posted on 2019-08-07

Believe it or not, your personality not only dictates your behavior, but also the way you teach, the classroom environment you create, and even the results and motivation of your students. The more you understand who you are and the more you learn about behaviors in general, you will become a more "behaviorally intelligent" educator by applying DISC theory in your classroom environment and beyond. Have you ever had a student you just couldn’t seem connect with, no matter what you’ve tried? It may actually be a clash with your personality types, and you simply need to adjust your approach. Based on how the student reacts to your approach, you could find your own personality beginning to change and adjust to meet theirs with understanding. Easily discover which type of teaching style best relates to your personality type, and how can you apply it to the classroom by first taking your DISC Assessment. Then, read on to learn which of the four DISC personality types or combination of styles resonates with the style of teacher or educator you might be:

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DISC Personality and the College or Trade School debate

Posted on 2019-08-06

As we approach a new school year, the high school senior class will have decisions to make about their futures. For decades, the default advice was to go to college, earn your degree, and find your place in the professional workforce. However, college costs have skyrocketed and can put students in deep debt, even if they don’t finish their degree.

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Resilience and DISC Personality Style

Posted on 2019-07-29

The American Psychological Association labels psychological resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors.”

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Building resilient teams with DISC

Posted on 2019-07-29

Is your team better at dealing with stressful situations as they are taking place? Or, they are better at “getting over it” once they’ve had time to “cool down?” Psychological resilience is one of the key strengths we should all learn during our lifetime. Let’s take a closer look at how stress affects a team’s resilience and ability to overcome obstacles. A candidate's resilience strengths should be taken into consideration during any hiring process, especially when positioning new hires into immediate areas of concern and/or high-stressor environments. Team resilience development can also be applied when optimizing the existing workforce, replicating top performers and developing new leaders from within.

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Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid Using DISC

Posted on 2019-07-25

The DISC personality system is often used in predictive hiring processes to see how well a job candidate fits the job characteristics. Likewise, knowing yourself and your DISC profile can help you apply to the best fitting position. But what about preparing for an interview? Let’s look at each DISC style, mistakes to avoid, and questions to ask during an interview:

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