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Incorporating DISC into your study session

Posted on 2018-10-23

With school semesters slowly coming to a halt and finals season approaching, it may be time for you to revamp how you study -- or just start to study if you have been procrastinating opening your books.

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Using DISC to Help Your Child Become a Better Student

Posted on 2018-10-23

DISC reveals universal truths benefiting your child in school and beyond. DISC is an increasingly popular tool in the workplace. Many organizations use it for team building, leadership development, and to assess hiring fit. But please don’t file your DISC profile away or leave it in your desk drawer! Take it home with you because it’s actually a very practical tool for helping your kids become better students.

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How to transform your managers into coaches with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-16

With all of the requirements of managers today, there is one more increasingly important skill managers are being asked to possess - the ability to act as a coach. Evidence shows today’s great leaders are also coaches. Consequently, managers are often being asked to play a coaching role to develop internal talent, identify leadership qualities, develop team work competencies, and close the soft and hard skills gaps. In fact, according to recent research by Google, the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones is coaching.

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Five Keys to Effective Coaching with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-03

It’s not enough to just know how to coach, more importantly, it’s knowing how to be an effective coach. To coach effectively requires understanding the natural characteristics of the coachee. Meaning that you, the coach, have to assess where the person is currently to develop a plan or map of where the coachee wants to go.

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Behavioral Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

Posted on 2018-09-26

Procrastination isn’t a disease, yet every student may suffer from it at one time or another. Those of us who are plagued by procrastination, myself included, know it has negative consequences, yet we still procrastinate willingly. The truth is, it affects everyone regardless of personality style. Why procrastinate? Because some tasks are out of our comfort zone, time consuming, vague, stressful or just plain, not fun. Who wouldn’t choose watching Instagram over writing a term paper? The more adverse the task, the more we procrastinate.

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StudentKeys: 6 Tips on How to be a Better Roommate

Posted on 2018-09-12

College is a lot more different than most high school experiences, and that can start with your new “home away from home.” One thing to consider when getting a new roommate is your personality style and how it can blend -- or clash -- with another. Most likely, you’ve already been paired with a roommate. 

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StudentKeys: DISC Personality and College Roommates

Posted on 2018-09-12

You’ve probably already been matched for a roommate on campus and if that’s the case, this article is for you. Let’s take a look at what kind of roommate you would be based on your observable behavior, or DISC personality style, and some tips for keeping the peace. 

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StudentKeys: Set Goals with Calendar Blocking

Posted on 2018-09-07

Studies show those individuals who set goals will achieve overall better results than those individuals who do not set goals. However, only 3% of the population set goals with measurable tasks on a list. I myself like to start my day with a list – anything from putting gas to my car, to work, to paying a bill. If it needs done, then it’s probably there.

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StudentKeys: Making the Perfect To-Do List

Posted on 2018-09-07

I’ve been using a to-do list since I can remember, whether it’s on my phone or in a notepad, and it always seems to keep me on track every day.

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StudentKeys: How to combat homesickness

Posted on 2018-09-07

Preparing for college can be fun -- new clothes, a new room, and a whole lot of freedom. Being lonely -- and homesick -- isn’t one of those fun, new things. Making sure to stay busy is critical to getting rid of the homesickness blues – and we have a list to help you make it through:

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