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Self-Awareness Is Key for Job Interviews

Posted on 2019-04-23

Your primary concern at a job interview is to make a positive first impression. No matter how much time you spend preparing to answer potential interview questions, the real tools for success rest in your ability to put your best foot forward by showcasing your personality strengths. Reviewing your DISC profile and taking other helpful assessments can help you become conscious of the important qualities interviewers are looking for: honesty, understanding, self-awareness, and a desire to overcome limitations.

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How to use DISC results during a hiring interview

Posted on 2019-04-23

Every hiring manager knows it can be a daunting task to sift through resumes all day. Many recruiters use a benchmarking process to narrow down the talent pool and know in advance not only what kind of background and information they’re looking for, but also the type of personality best suited for the job at hand.

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Top 4 Traits of Modern Leaders

Posted on 2019-04-22

Leadership can feel like a moving target. Managing across generational styles (Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z) can be confusing. Add to that the complexity of information, speed, and priorities, and you may quickly feel overwhelmed. How do you lead in such an environment?

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3 Goals for Student Success Beyond High School

Posted on 2019-04-22

As we all know, there is a lot of pressure on high school students to set the right goals. Teenagers are pressured to know exactly what they want, where they are going to college, and to have a full-on life plan by the age of 18. The problem is most teens simply do not know themselves well enough nor have an idea where they should focus their energy and strengths. After many assessments, reading, and research, I found a tool that helped me organize and figure out my goals, and will benefit other high school students too, and that is DISC and StudentKeys. Let’s explore three types of goals it helped me to set:

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Fill your Easter Baskets with Personality-based Ideas

Posted on 2019-04-19

Easter is a celebration of rebirth, and is a good time to also renew relationships by showing people around you your understanding of their personalities. DISC theory, a universal language of communication, teaches us everyone has their specific preferences, approaches and little quirks. This also applies to the types of gifts they enjoy to receive the most! At Easter, it is a tradition to give a basket to colleagues, family members and kids as a sign of appreciation. Here are few ideas you can use for Easter baskets, based on the personality style of the recipient:

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Coaching life changes for the passive personality styles

Posted on 2019-04-18

When it comes to dealing with stress, change and volatile situations, understanding DISC personality styles and communicating change in the proper way is always necessary. When you coach against life changes, a behavioral approach not only builds trust amongst all involved, but it allows each personality to contribute without the fear of conflict or confrontation. As we previously discussed in our blog about coaching life changes for the active personality styles, according to DISC theory personality styles can be separated into Active and Passive styles. The active “D” and “I” styles tend to react quickly to challenges and being stagnant drives them crazy. At the same time – the passive styles – “C” and “S” are more reserved and slower to accept change. Your main task as a life coach will be to help them understand that sometimes taking too much time to process an idea can become detrimental to progress and counterproductive to the situation. See more life coaching tips below.

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Coaching life changes for the active personality styles

Posted on 2019-04-18

It’s not always easy to adapt to change, especially if it’s all happening at once. Sometimes change can be overwhelming. There’s no guidebook as to how our lives are going to change every step of the way, and there’s no deadline to prepare for. This is a moment many people turn to a life coach or a behavioral consultant to guide them through and support transition. There are a lot of guidelines coaches implement to help handle transitions and support their clients from point A to point B. Let’s see how a coaching professional can best utilize the personality approach to guide change.

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Four Lessons We All Need for Personal Growth

Posted on 2019-04-15

Some of the most valuable lessons we learn in life are not brought on by school or work. We learn many lessons through personal exploration. Each of us is nuanced and unique, but each of us also has a personality style we may not be using to its full potential. That’s where DISC theory comes in.

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Turn Around a Failing Team by Leading from Within

Posted on 2019-04-12

When a client of ours, let’s call him Joseph, took over a company project, he knew it wouldn’t be easy to turn things around. The design team had fallen behind over the course of a year and a half. They were just six months away from the final delivery date originally committed and had blown through more than half-a-million dollars originally allocated to the entire project. Yet, there was still nothing ready to deliver to their client. There was a huge liability sitting on the table…one that would ruin the company entirely.

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Five Common Team Behavioral Problems

Posted on 2019-04-11

No matter the realm of your operations, you are going to eventually be working within a team. With a larger group, more personalities will come to the table – and with a greater number of personalities, we see an increase of ego, thirst for power, miscommunication and lack of vision.

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