A recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that only 13 percent of people are completely satisfied with their personality types. That number seems pretty low, but many of us likely have at least one element of our personalities that we wish we could change — becoming more outgoing and extroverted,… Read more »
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Posts Categorized: DISC Personality Styles
The DiSC Assessment Demystified
At Employee Development Systems, Inc., many of our training and development solutions begin with the DiSC assessment. The DiSC is, at its most simple, a personality test geared toward workplace dynamics. Like many other personality tests, it’s meant to help people understand how they interact with others and how they’re likely to respond to different situations… Read more »
Three Steps for Managing Extroverts
At first glance, extroverts can seem like ideal employees. They’re affable, personable, and love being at the forefront of any issue to be discussed or problem to be solved. But at times, extroverts can come across as domineering or reckless, jumping into situations or conversations and possibly intimidating more introverted clients and colleagues. What are the best… Read more »
How to Help Introverts Succeed on Your Team
Last week, we touched on the impact that introverts and extrovert can have in leadership. (Recap: it’s not as important as you might think, but it does require mindfulness and different leadership techniques.) But whether you or your managers are introverts or extroverts, it’s fairly safe to say that your team will most likely be made… Read more »
Do Leaders Need to Be Extroverts?
Every so often we’ll see blogs featuring the Myers-Briggs personalities of famous CEOs. This well-known personality inventory evaluates personality types on the basis of four main variables: Introversion (I) versus Extroversion (E); Intuition (N) versus Sensing (S); Thinking (T) versus Feeling (F); and Perceiving (P) versus Judging (J). This begs the question: does being an… Read more »
Do You Know Your Personality Type? Here’s Why You Should
At 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,… Read more »
5 Practical Takeaways for an Effective Leadership Team
Do you have a cohesive leadership team? Even the phrase “leadership team” is overused today when we see little evidence of trust, collaboration or working toward a common goal. Taking the time to build a cohesive leadership team will not only separate you from the competition; it will make your organization nearly unstoppable. A cohesive… Read more »
Coaching and the DiSC Assessment
Taking a coaching mentality to your management process is the answer to many kinds of organizational ills. It is about making sense of complex experiences, unlocking a person’s potential to solving their own problems and is more often about asking good questions than giving right answers. If you want a commitment culture rather than simple… Read more »
Find & Manage Your Conflict Style with the DiSC
Your personality and communication style impact how you understand conflict. When you are aware of how you handle situations -and even more- how your colleagues handle conflict, you can flex communication and conflict management styles to make more effective choices when you when you encounter or witness conflict and ensure the best outcome. Many organizations… Read more »
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