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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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Refresh your business with a behavioral sales approach

Posted on 2019-04-26

Spring has sprung! It’s that time of the year once again where lawnmowers are going, flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. It’s time for Mother Nature to show us all what she truly has to offer. People can now hit local farmers' markets, greenhouses, pop-up shops and street vendors that are beginning to thrive just like the new tulips. What’s your favorite part of this time of the year - Easter, spring cleaning, greenhouses, riding your bike or weddings? You name it, we love it all!

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Understanding the way your students learn

Posted on 2019-04-26

When most people think of studying for exams, they think of hitting the books and pulling out the highlighter. The truth is, this method doesn’t work for everybody. Each person learns differently, and the best way for somebody to study may come down to the intersection of one key factor: their learning style. Tutors, teachers, parents and all other parties involved in the educational process of youngsters should always consider the learning styles of their students to ensure they provide enough means for effective studying techniques. You can easily discover one’s learning style with the StudentKeys Student Strengths report which will also give you a lot of significant details on your student strengths, values and even career suggestions to guide on. Let’s focus on the learning styles and how to utilize them to understand the way your students learn.

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The Hardest Job Interview Questions for Each Personality

Posted on 2019-04-25

Every personality style has its major fears and many recruiters are following the path of discovering these during the job interview. Their goal is determining how these fears and limitations would affect the candidate during job performance, so HR managers and career coaches may try to bring their interviewee out of their comfort zone. Understanding behavioral styles and a dedicated certification in DISC may help these professionals not only become better at communicating and minimizing conflict, but it also helps you understand how to best address those difficult job interview questions that tend to catch everyone off guard.

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Hiring top-executives is a two-way process

Posted on 2019-04-25

Hiring has always been a two-way process, even though many HR professionals, coaches, and business owners can be making the mistake of accepting it as a one-sided road. There is a switch in the hiring market, and most companies don't really want to talk about it – especially when hiring for high-level positions.

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3 Behavioral Tools for Career Coaching

Posted on 2019-04-23

Today, career coaches hold a valuable place in society as they help people find roles that are fulfilling, challenging, and exciting. To achieve this, career and guidance counselors at high schools as well as independent coaches need as much information about their clients as possible to encourage them to make good decisions. As a first step in any consulting process, coaches need to develop a strong understanding of different personality types and the achievements their clients will find most fulfilling by undertaking a certification in behavioral analysis. The behavioral personality assessments by PeopleKeys provide ample opportunity to help students and coachees make life-changing decisions. Here are some of the key components to consider for career guidance:

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