Improving communication and leadership with DiSC
Do you know this feeling: You get along with some people right away, others make your neck hair bristle? But what is to be done, if your job demands from you to regularly work together with this person or this kind of person? – Wouldn’t it be great to find possibilities to nevertheless make a success of this cooperation and to make it as productive as possible? – Start to make use of the DiSC model.
The DiSC model was developed on the basis of research and scientific discoveries of the eighties. It is based on studies of Dr. William Marston, professor at the Columbia University of New York in the 1920s. Since then millions of people in thousands of firms worldwide have made use of this idea to work more effectively.
The findings from your DiSC profile enable you to better understand others and to lastingly improve cooperation. You get a clear picture of your own strengths and weaknesses, better understand the behaviour and motivations of other persons and get hints on how to improve your communication and cooperation with others.
The abbreviation DiSC® stands for four essential basic tendencies of human behaviour, which can appear in varying combinations:
Dominant: dominant people want to achieve quick results. They love challenge and quickly become active. Other people may consider them to be impatient and insensitive.
Influential: influential people are easy to excite and easily manage to excite other people and to promote cooperation. Other people may get the impression they are impulsive and not organized.
Steady: steady people prefer a stable environment. They gladly support other people and enjoy working together with them. Other people may consider them to be irresolute and slow.
Conscientious: Conscientious people are very thorough and set great value on precision. As a result they often first question statements of others. Also stability is important to conscientious people. To other people they may seem to be excessively critical and reserved.
Use the DiSC model for your personal development and the development of your employees through:
- Leadership training and coaching: What impression do your co-workers get of you? What are your strengths and potential pitfalls that you should keep an eye on? How can you best motivate your different types of employees?
- Communication skills training: Why are some people irritated / intimidated / bored by what you say? How can you well and effectively communicate with these people? What are arguments which you can best convince other people with? What are things you ought to avoid?
- Team development: Mutual getting to know each other away from workday; strengthening of mutual understanding and appreciation; improvement of working climate and communication within the team.
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