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Face your Demons with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-31

Everyone is born completely fearless, and unfortunately, this changes not long after we take our first steps. Fears are neither good nor bad, and there are advantages and disadvantages of having them. Some fears we develop are necessary for survival, such as a fear of fire or thunderstorms, which are built-in, inherited warning signs every child learns very quickly. As we grow, our personality shapes and changes based on experiences, perception, and public expectations; people tend to develop behavioral-based fears.

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4 Ways Small Business Can Benefit from Cognitive HR

Posted on 2018-10-31

Cognitive computing is here to stay and it is revolutionizing healthcare, the way we shop, and the way we work. Data analysis in human resources (i.e. people analytics) is having a surprising impact on corporate profits by way of increasing job satisfaction, retention and productivity, which has made executives take notice. Over time, HR leaders are thinking more like owners, as HR departments adopt cognitive HR systems to increase hard numbers (like profits) with softer ideals (like job fulfillment). According to an American Statistical Association report on the SHRM website:

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4 Ways to Improve Classroom Engagement with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-23

Setting students up to succeed within the classroom and beyond starts with student self-awareness. Everyone learns and retains information differently, and creating a more dynamic and behaviorally aware classroom by revealing the unique strengths of your students will help them capitalize on their full potential.

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Incorporating DISC into your study session

Posted on 2018-10-23

If you are feeling under pressure at school and the homework and projects keep piling on your desk and agenda without control, 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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