Can Understanding Personalities Make you a Better Leader?
Any leader finds it important to know what personalities they working with. You can use DISC assessment to your advantage.
What is DISC assessment?
A DISC assessment is an online based behaviour test evaluating personality traits using identifiers such as dominance/drive, inducement/influence, submission/steadiness and compliance/conscientiousness and showing the results as a percentage.
D – The way you deal with problems, how confident you are and how you control different situations
I – How you deal with others, how you communicate and relate to others
S – How patient, persistent, thoughtful are you
C – Your approach and management of activities, procedures and responsibilities
Types of DISC styles and how to work with them
High D-style – Outgoing and Task-Oriented
They are dedicated and will make things happen and will be focused on completing any given projects or assignments.
Positive working relationships with ‘D’ type people can be achieved through respect and results.
Set goals together, discuss in detail and show appreciation.
High I-Style – Outgoing and People-Oriented
They love socialising and having fun and value others’ opinions about themselves.
Recognise and admire them and their work.
Be sympathetic, supportive and sociable and show your emotions.
High S-Style – Reserved and People-Oriented
They enjoy helping and supporting others and working in teams. Sincere appreciation and friendliness is their top value.
Spend time with them, listen to what they have to say and show them appreciation for a job well done.
High C-Style – Reserved and Task-Oriented
They like consistency and value trust and integrity, always focused on accuracy.
They like to keep their workspace neat and clean and so should you when working with them. Let them express themselves.
Be specific when communicating with them, they like routines too.