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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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3 Keys to a Successful Interview with Behavioral Awareness

Posted on 2019-07-24

Job interviews, regardless of how experienced you are in life, can be nerve-racking, stressful, and seemingly difficult for most people. Utilizing DISC Theory and behavioral principles will provide you a more relaxed approach as you take on the interview process. The more confident you are in yourself, the better your interview will go. As you prepare for your next interview, here are three crucial things to discover about yourself and your future employer using observable behavior and the DISC assessment:

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How personality plays into fitness coaching

Posted on 2019-07-18

We are a little over halfway through the year, how are your clients’ fitness goals going? Just like all goals people set for themselves, they sometimes stumble on their journey to achieve them. And like so many other areas of life, knowing more about one’s personality style will help you as a coach to improve the odds for your client’s fitness success. As a fitness or wellness coach, use PeopleKeys DISC Fitness Report in your practice to understand better your client’s personality and what drives them forward. 

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Creating a Personality-Based Workplace for Gen Z

Posted on 2019-07-16

As the young generation Z is stepping into the workplace, employers and HR practitioners are asking themselves what is the best way to onboard this new cohort of personalities. Remember, many of these youngsters are experiencing a workplace environment for the first time, and one which doesn’t match their personality may result in a longer adjustment period or maybe even a mental block. Utilize DISC reports during the hiring process to warm up the workplace environment for new Gen Z employees.

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Setting achievable expectations between parents and children with StudentKeys

Posted on 2019-07-15

Just as we are hitting full stride with summer vacation, the phrase “back-to-school” starts to creep into the conversations. Beyond new clothes and school supplies, there is a desire to have our children do well in school. One additional thing we can do before the first classes start is to spend time thinking about expectations for the year.

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Soft skills to borrow from each DISC style

Posted on 2019-07-03

While hard skills, such as typing, computer programming, and proficiency in a foreign language may be emphasized in schools to prepare for the workforce, soft skills are just as needed and sometimes even underrated. Everyone is born with specific natural soft skills, which we develop and enhance as we grow. These skills are essential in many different aspects of life and some of them include: communication, effective time management, creative thinking, loyalty, and teamwork.

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The Role of Personality Styles in Succession Planning

Posted on 2019-07-02

When it comes to an organization’s strength, a well-thought-out succession planning process can keep key talent in-house while developing them into the future leaders your business needs to flourish in the long run. Creating the plan itself is a large undertaking, so let’s focus on how you can use the PeopleKeys 4D assessment as part of your plan.

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The DISC Styles and Their Favorite Fireworks

Posted on 2019-07-02

Here in the U.S.A., we are approaching our Independence Day celebration, which means grand displays of fireworks! Since everyone, worldwide, celebrates special occasions with fireworks, we thought we’d have a little fun this week and compare the DISC styles to the colorful sky bursts which await us. See if your style matches with your favorite type of firework:

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Find Your Fitness Perfect Fit Using DISC

Posted on 2019-06-27

Did you know your personality determines the exercise routines you favor? If you’re having trouble sticking with a particular workout routine, it may be you’re going against the grain of your own innate abilities and personality traits. Just as we perform better at work, at school, and in personal relationships when we’re in the “zone” which suits our personality, so it is with the activities on the peripheral of our lives, such as getting and staying healthy. Not sure what your personality style is? You can discover this and get insights how to achieve your fitness goals with the DISC Fitness Report.

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