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personality photoAt EDS, we begin our programs with the DiSC assessment to help managers and team members learn more about themselves and their personality types. Understanding your DiSC style is the key to managing conflict, leading with credibility, working cooperatively with others, and increasing your personal effectiveness. While it may be tempting to dismiss personality styles as corporate hogwash, the DiSC assessment is actually an important touchstone of the work that we do. Interested in learning more about your personality type? Here’s why you should:

  1. Manage conflict better. Understanding how you’re tempted to react to personal and professional conflict helps you to change those behaviors for the better. Do you immediately become defensive if something isn’t going well? Do you retreat into your office or address problems head-on? Learning the strengths and weaknesses of your conflict management style can help you effect positive change in your work environment.
  2. Become a better leader. The result of four years of research and development (not to mention several more in the field), the DiSC assessment brings a wealth of resources to managers. Personality styles directly influence how you lead your team and achieve (or don’t achieve) effectiveness. Understanding your team members’ individual personality styles can also be a useful tool, so that you know how to adapt your approach in a way that will yield better feedback reception and results.
  3. Increase sales and productivity. Believe it or not, personality assessments can actually help strengthen your bottom line. In addition to enhancing your leadership skills, the DiSC assessment can offer positive, long-term strategies for understanding your sales style and adapting it to customer buying needs. Make stronger connections with clients and enhance your credibility.

Interested in learning more about the DiSC assessment and how it might help your company? We’d love to discuss it with you.

Leaders with the most impact are those who can build and successfully manage great teams. Every day, we help our clients and colleagues achieve their highest levels of professional presence and personal effectiveness. That includes everyone on the ladder, from company presidents to project managers to staff members. Contact us at 800-282-3374 to find out how we can help you impact your own productivity and the productivity of your entire organization.

Employee Development Systems delivers results-oriented training programs that increase productivity, effectiveness, & performance.


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