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...]
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 […]
Hamilton has finally arrived! It seems appropriate that we take a deeper look at the motivations of some of our favorite characters. It’s interesting to examine a few of the players and understand ways in which we are alike – and different – even 250 years later! This post is based on characters in Lin-Manuel […]
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
When you are coaching a team member for improved performance, it is very tempting to just tell them what needs to be done so you can get on to the next task on your list. Unfortunately, telling people what to do rarely gets voluntary compliance. How, then, do you get people to take ownership and […]
As working from home stretches to months rather than weeks, leaders find themselves planning for and communicating about longer time horizons while working from home and communicating with their teams who are also working from home. This week, I’m revisiting and building upon a piece of advice that my colleague Wayne Turmel shared in an […]