A Brief History of the DISC Model The foundation for the DISC model comes from the work of a Harvard psychologist named Dr. William Moulton Marston in the 1920's. He developed a theory that people tend to develop a self-concept based on one of four factors — Dominance, Inducement, Steadiness, or Compliance. Marston’s theories form the basis on which DISC assessments and reports are built. The … [Continue Reading...]
Happy National Hug Your Dog Day! Now there are cat people and there are dog people – and those who are dog owners really identify with their poochies. A recent article tried to answer the question of why people start to look like their puppy-pals. The answer? “Mere Exposure Effect” which is the idea that […]
Last week we started a series featuring the characters of NBC’s hit series, Chicago Fire. We took a look at the female characters and how their DISC-diversity works together in the first post. Now we take a look at the men in House 51, an equally diverse bunch who nonetheless comprise a very effective team that […]
Find out how you can use the DISC assessment to better develop and grow your emotional maturity and emotional intelligence.
This video is part of a series of questions that we wish people would ask us about using and applying the DISC model. One of the questions that we wish people would ask, in fact, this might be the most important question of all. It’s huge, and it’s: How can I adjust my delivery and […]
Effective Communication Skills
In any conversation where there is a potential for disagreement, it’s tempting to try to force – strongarm – the other person in to compliance or agreement. While that sometimes works, it’s not generally the best way to gain agreement and cooperation. It’s generally better to disarm the other person – to take away the […]
Two situations frequently occur in leadership communication: the conversation that has gone off on a tangent and the conversation that need more time and you either don’t have the time or the information to finish it. This week, I’ll offer simple strategies to deal with either of these situations. Additional Leadership Resources Download our free […]