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Personality-based way to make a difference on Memorial Day

Posted on 2019-05-17

Memorial Day and other holidays surrounding remembrance offer a fantastic opportunity to not only consider loved ones who may have passed, but also to make a difference in the world. People often use Memorial Day to attract attention to important causes. Fortunately, DISC theory is a great tool used to assess and provide ideas on how different personalities can honor people and causes they care about. People grieve differently, but each person’s personality style could put a productive spin on a familiar emotion.

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DIY with DISC? Sure, you could try that…

Posted on 2019-05-17

Business consultants and coaches who use DISC theory as part of their “tool box” may believe they don’t need to become certified. True, your experience may be enough to coach clients using the basic observable principles of DISC. While you can read about the benefits of the PeopleKeys certification here, you may want to consider some hidden advantages actual training will provide you.

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A Leader’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

Posted on 2019-05-16

No matter what kind of leader you are, there is going to come a point when you encounter some kind of conflict either between yourself and another individual or between two individuals on your team. Since we all see things from a different perspective, as a result of our own biases and personality styles, conflict is inevitable. The way you react is going to make the difference in the outcome. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind and practice for the next time you need to resolve a bad situation:

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The Leadership Agility Secret Weapon: Build Nimble Teams

Posted on 2019-05-10

Leadership agility has several definitions and models. In modern days, the model of one iconic leader style is fading away and every situation will call for a different type of leader. The agility of the team is growing in importance. Thus, leadership agility is built upon a nimble team that is able to pivot in a new direction as the environment demands.

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How "D" and "I" Styles can learn to follow

Posted on 2019-05-09

Different situations call for different styles of leadership. While many people associate “D” and “I” personalities with strong leadership skills, “S” and “C” styles can also take the reins. For “D’s” and “I’s,” falling under the leadership of another personality style can be difficult. To deal with potential conflicts, leaders of all personality styles must learn how to manage the strong forces of the “dominant” and “influential” personalities, while “D’s” and “I’s” must learn to harness their own natural leadership tendencies.

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Using DISC to Navigate Arguments & Misunderstanding

Posted on 2019-05-08

People who work with families and couples know the damage which clashing personalities can cause. Certified Behavioral Consultants know DISC well as a tool which provides valuable expertise for navigating these clashes, especially when they result in misunderstandings. Relationships require each party to make communication a priority, and communication extends beyond the words people say to each other and into non-verbal cues and body language. Using DISC, anybody can learn more not only about communication but also about interpreting what is said between the lines.

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Confessions of a Former Uncoachable Employee: How a Coach Would Have Helped My Leadership

Posted on 2019-05-03

Growing up, I loved sports, especially football. My high school football career culminated with an award for my coachability and an offer to play in college. Fast-forward 20 years: I was one of the most uncoachable people on the planet. I didn’t know this at the time. Others certainly did. Only after being laid off and having time to explore my personal growth did I see it. How did this happen?

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Leadership development for passive DISC styles

Posted on 2019-05-02

DISC Theory distinguishes four main personality styles to predict human behavior, however, most people do not strictly fall into just one of these styles. People are a combination of traits that come along with certain strengths and limitations in which one can observe in the way they act, react, think and even in the way they lead. While leadership comes naturally to the so-called active personality styles (“D” and “I”), those with “S” and “C” personalities tend to shy away as their personality traits have a more passive approach. However, leadership is situational and while some or many occasions call for Dominant and/or Influencing leaders, anybody can develop strong skills which allow them to take the reins.

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Effective DISC Personality Approaches to an Organized Home

Posted on 2019-05-02

While some people may have a natural tendency to become and stay organized, others struggle to maintain a balance. The good news is that understanding DISC has universal application and is not limited only to the business realm, but can help you in your personal life too. Knowing your personality style can help you accept the approaches that work best for getting your home in order. People who understand their dominant personality type or combination of traits can rely on their strengths for better results in achieving their home organization goals.

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Using DISC to Enhance Homeschooling

Posted on 2019-04-29

Few things are more satisfying than watching children grow and learn. Parents who homeschool not only get to see their children’s personalities blossom and solidify, but also get a front-row seat to witness how their children absorb what they’re taught rather than relying on a teacher’s assessment or opinion. When all teaching takes place at home, parents can immediately gauge their children’s strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.

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