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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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Why DISC alone may not be enough?

Posted on 2019-06-06

Being an “ID” DISC personality style (also known as a “Persuader”) I love learning about myself, and the DISC behavioral assessment is another valuable tool for understanding how I interact with others. What you may notice in a DISC report is that while it’s helpful, it may sound too general. For example, one of the lines from my report states, “Michael tends to make decisions quickly and is comfortable making high-risk determinations.” This helps me reflect upon previous interactions and predict how I might react in the future, but doesn’t necessarily apply to my specific job role.

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Improving Employee Recruitment: It’s All About Attraction

Posted on 2019-05-31

Prior to our current economic boom, the period from 1997-2000 was one with the lowest unemployment rate in 3 decades. I was running an outdoor-based school and needed to hire a team of 20 seasonal staff for jobs with long hours and little pay. You could have made more money and had more free time working at McDonalds. Yet, I had a full staff at the start of orientation. How was this possible? The answer is simple – successful coaches know how to hire by utilizing personality strengths.

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Shifting Sales Mindset from Products to Solutions

Posted on 2019-05-28

Many companies start out with one product and, over time, realize they are finding new ways to apply their products and skills as more of a customized solution. The same principle applies to start-up coaches and consultants who are providing their expertise and trying to “sell it” to other businesses in need. The problem is, the entire company, especially the sales team or even the business owner/coach, has grown up selling the product as a transactional event and not as a customized solution process.

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DIY with DISC? Sure, you could try that…

Posted on 2019-05-17

Business consultants and coaches who use DISC theory as part of their “tool box” may believe they don’t need to become certified. True, your experience may be enough to coach clients using the basic observable principles of DISC. While you can read about the benefits of the PeopleKeys certification here, you may want to consider some hidden advantages actual training will provide you.

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