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Dave Clark

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The problem with measuring DISC only

The problem with DISC is that similar behavioral styles can look so different. People are unique and you can’t measure only one part and hope to understand the whole. People with same behaviors might be driven by different things to feel fulfilled. DISC may tell part of the story but it does not...

Why businesses collect your demographics and personal information

It seems that daily we are asked to take a survey of some sort. Often times, surveys will include some demographic information. Questions such as where you live, where you work, age, ethnicity and average household income are common demographics questions. Why do these questions get asked and what...

How to identify someone's behavior from a distance

Have you ever sat back and observed different tables of people in a restaurant? Not only can it be priceless people watching, it can be a study in behavioral habits. Does a person at one table dominate the conversation, waving their arms using aggressive hand gestures, while another person sits...

10 Common Misconceptions About Assessments

“Assessments are like big brother getting inside my head; they scare me,” says George. “Why do I need to conduct an assessment; I know my own strengths and weaknesses,” says Dina. “I don’t want to give any personal information to a company that may or may not hire me,” says Brenda.

Sports brings out our primal nature - but also exposes our emotional intelligence

Fall season in the United States means sports are in high gear. The World Series pits two of the Major League’s best teams against each other while college rivalries, NFL football and the start of the basketball and hockey seasons give sports fans a full plate of sporting options. Though sports are...

Appearing today in your workplace: The clash of the motivators

Everyone is driven by different things. The reasons they get up in the morning, and the drive behind everything they do. Each person has their own set of motivators that determine what interests them, what they do for a career and what drives them to their hobbies. These primary drivers make up who...

The elevator pitch: ten seconds that can be the difference between success and failure

Have you ever run into a famous musician or actor in public, someone you have always wanted to meet, but when you got that opportunity you completely froze? The rush of adrenaline, combined with a moment of fear, completely paralyzed your senses and you simply couldn’t say a word? And the minute...

A case for diverse behavioral styles:    Self-starters are not the be all, end all

Self-starters are in a lot of job descriptions these days. But if you design a team consisting of all self-starters, your team will fail. While there’s a lot to be said about someone who can start a project without a prod from a supervisor, does this person necessarily have what it takes to finish?...

What are the most common conflicts in the workplace?

Working within a large group of people is bound to create forms of natural conflict. Understanding the potential for conflict and being prepared with the tools to help avoid it are the keys to keeping peace in the workplace. It’s much easier to work with a group of people that share mutual respect,...