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...]
For many, including me, the pandemic has offered an opportunity to read books we’ve always wanted to read or watch TV shows and movies that maybe we missed the first time around. Without sports, restaurants and other “normal” entertainment, I took the chance to watch Breaking Bad for the first time. I had heard the […]
We’re headed back to reality TV for our next analysis of DISC styles. But rather than look at “real” people playing caricatures like with Tiger King, we’re going to look at a set of celebrities who have successful lives and careers outside of the platform NBC offers them. We’re going to take a look at […]
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 […]
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Most people thrive in environments where there are more positive experiences than negative experiences, and it can be difficult to create that type of environment at work. Most people notice and comment on what went wrong in preference to noticing and commenting on what went right. As leaders, we want engaged, committed, positive teams, and […]
Mistakes. We all make them, and there are two different kinds with two completely different implications. In this episode, I’m looking at the difference between head mistakes and heart mistakes, how to handle them both when we make mistakes and when others do, and why it matters to leadership communication. Additional Leadership Resources Download our […]