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 […]
Effective Communication Skills
Conflict and other difficult conversations are not fun and often don’t go well. They often don’t go well because we do things during the conversation that make the conflict worse rather than better. In this episode, I’ll address seven things we often do – Seven Deadly Sins of Conflict Resolutions – that make the conversation […]
This is the last episode of 2020 and it concludes a series for four episodes drawing inspiration from the weeks of Advent. There will be challenges and problems in your leadership journey. In this episode, I’m proposing that a key element of your ability to successfully navigate them relies on your ability to Be at […]