Your success in life, both professional and personal, is largely determined by how well you interact with others.
You’ve probably noticed that it’s very easy to get along with certain people. You almost instantly and effortlessly understand the other person. The communication just flows.
Unfortunately, with most people, communication takes more effort. You cannot quite understand where the other person is coming from, what they really want, and what their intentions are.
You may also have an uncomfortable feeling the other person is having a similar experience.
During the course of a conversation, have you lost a sale, frustrated a customer, demotivated an employee or angered a friend?
On top of that, did the interaction make you disappointed, frustrated and even tired?
It takes energy, effort and concentration and still the results are not what you hoped they would be.
DISC provides you with the model to have more successful interactions with others.
You can learn about the four DISC styles, how to identify who you are, and how others perceive you (leading to a more confident self-awareness), how to better read other people and understand them, and how to modify your behaviour to become even more successful.
Extended DISC is based on the most widely used and accepted model of human behaviour.
The power of this model is that it is easy to learn, understand and use because it identifies only four behavioural styles of individuals.
People can be divided into four main styles by identifying if they are more people or task oriented, reserved or active.
The resulting four behavioural styles are called D-style, I-style, S-style, and C-style.
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As you learn about the four DISC styles, please keep these important points in mind:
- None of the styles are better or worse;
- Each DISC style has strengths and development areas, however, the strengths and development areas are different for each style; and
- DISC styles do not limit what an individual can accomplish or how successful someone can be. It simply predicts how an individual tends to do things.
Highly successful individuals can be any of the four DISC styles. However, successful people have a confident self-awareness and have the ability to modify their style with different people and situations to become even more successful.