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...

How to align your behaviors with motivators

Human beings are complex. What’s observable - people’s behaviors - only shows one aspect of the person. There is so much more that goes into making us the people that we are, including our motivators, our emotional intelligence, our background and our real-life experiences. To fully understand...

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.

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,...

How to win your fantasy football league by leveraging your unique behavioral style

Fantasy football has gone from a casual game played by few to a nationwide obsession played by millions. A concept created by “drafting” real professional players onto make-believe teams, and using their real life stats to determine the outcome of these pretend games, fantasy football is all the...

Having enough in the tank to be a top performer

Have you ever started a new job raring to go, just knowing you are going to set the standard for top performers? The question is, how do you sustain top performance? What are some of the keys to keep enough proverbial “gas in the tank” to perform at your best every day? Knowing yourself including...

How to win in your first 90 days in a new job

The competition was steep and the talent immense. Yet, through it all, it was you they chose to fill the highly sought after position. Congratulations!