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What you need to know about Gen Z?

Posted on 2019-01-14

No matter the size of the company you’re operating, you will never do everything by yourself and will always depend upon people you hire. The saying that people are the most valuable asset of any business has proven its validity over time. Every business owner will rely on their employees to grow their company, so knowing your employees from different perspectives is always important.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 3

Posted on 2019-01-13

Continuing our series on global expansion by utilizing DISC, we already reviewed the importance of DISC for strategic planning and applying behavioral analysis for hiring and teambuilding in part 1, and focused on some strengths of the different personality styles for business development in part 2. In addition, we must understand that some countries are more family-oriented than others. These cultures may be friendlier, ambitious and centered on people. Other cultures can be more impersonal – especially in business. They want to know numbers, there is very little eye contact and they can be somewhat aggressive. Short and to-the-point, we need someone to present them with the facts, while onboarding them for ongoing business initiatives. In addition, see also How do DISC styles vary by country.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 2

Posted on 2019-01-13

Once we begin to expand into new territories, we need to really do our due diligence to understand the local communities, traditions, business practices, and hierarchy. We need to position our leaders, based on the needs of businesses in outside cultures. Keeping our teams integrated by hiring locals will eliminate much of our burdens in the marketplace. Keeping our teams happy will build trust in nearby territories. Together, we can position our brand for greatness and eliminate cultural discrepancies in the process. In Part 1, we discussed why DISC theory is important to globalization and gave few tips and tricks for teambuilding & interaction with “the locals,” and here we will continue to dig further in utilizing DISC in your global expansion.

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Using DISC for Workforce Optimization

Posted on 2019-01-02

As many organizations are finalizing year-end strategies and developing next year’s business plans, others have already taken a running leap into 2019 with iron-clad initiatives for growth and expansion. No matter which phase of strategic planning you are in, please don’t forget that “people” are our most significant investment and that our businesses are defined most effectively by our workforce. According to Human Resources Today, the macrotrends for workforce optimization in 2019 are dominated by record-low rates of global unemployment. Simply said, this means that workforce optimization, in a tight labor market, must be a top priority for any business entering the new year.

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How to cope with micromanagement using DISC

Posted on 2018-11-27

Coaches use DISC to understand the catalysts for micromanagement. Understanding behavior is the first step to creating effective coping strategies.

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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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Leading People Who Don’t Want to Follow?

Posted on 2018-07-12

5 tips to help leaders to lead unwilling followers Is a leader still a leader if there are no followers? This isn’t a riddle as much as a reality for some leaders who don’t have people willing to follow them. Is it them or me? This is the question leaders ask themselves that can bring about change and solutions. While the answer is not always clear, and both may be true in some cases (inexperienced leadership and unwilling participants) the responsibility is on the leader to get everyone on-board and excited about moving forward together in the same direction.

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5 Strategies for Team Building

Posted on 2014-05-16

There are quite a few benefits of working on a team. When you’re on a well-balanced team, it can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and effectiveness. Having the ability to share tasks, divide responsibilities, and brainstorm ideas with other people can often lead to solutions one person would have never been able to come up with on their own. Collaboration allows the individual talents of the team to be used to produce a final product of exceptionally high quality.

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4 Personality Specific DISC Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Posted on 2014-03-13

When you have a problem with another person, be it a friend, family member, or coworker, it’s important to remember that personality differences are often the primary triggers of conflict. Your personality style is a huge factor in the way you approach tasks and interact with others, and when you encounter someone who doesn’t share your approach, it can be extremely frustrating.  What follows are a few tips for resolving conflict, based on the personality style of the person you are dealing with.

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The Leadership Debate: What Should Matter Most, People or Results?

Posted on 2014-03-03

Every business strives toward cultivating strong leadership. Yet the definition of a “strong” leader is often frustratingly subjective. If you’re hiring someone for a leadership position, should you look for someone who is driven and results-oriented or for someone who is empathetic and communicative? What about your own personality? Do you feel like you are a good leader, or do you find yourself sometimes questioning the effectiveness of your approach?

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