Finding life’s answers through self-awareness: One person’s true story of finding happiness in work and life

As someone who has worked both with and for a company that studies behaviors and motivators, I have an interesting perspective on exactly how useful and important understanding these subjects can be. And many times it starts with finding life’s answers through self-awareness. Having been a life...

Is your business ready to hire and train the workforce of the future?

With the introduction of the industrial revolution 4.0, there is one definite thing in store for businesses. Change is coming. Due to technological advancement, businesses will need to adapt according to the needs of the new world. And this will require companies to be properly prepared to hire and...

How to spot certain behavioral styles through casual observation

Working well with someone relies heavily on being able to understand them and how they operate. If you had a “cheat sheet” on behavioral style for every person you came in contact with, that would give you such an advantage as to how to win influence from that person. Truth is, we all have the...

It’s never too late to find the job of your dreams [A Real-Life Story]

Are you one of the many people that work in a job that you don’t particularly like, or even detest? Do you spend your day wondering how, one day, you might find the job of your dreams?

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,...