Deliberate leaders (and Everything DiSC)

by Kristeen Bullwinkle and the DiSCProfile.com team

 

The deliberate leadership style is the focus of this month’s continuing examination of the 8 dimensions of leadership. We hope this listing of additional readings can extend your training and conversations through assignments, book groups, or lunch discussions about leadership. No matter what our own style of leadership, we all have something to learn from the styles that come more easily to others.

 

Deliberate leader on the 8 dimensions of leadership circleWho is a deliberate leader?

 

Deliberate leaders like their privacy and you’re unlikely to see them show emotions or be vulnerable. You probably will notice their desire for objectivity, their reliability, and organizational skills. You probably appreciate the clarity of their communications and think they’re good at making decisions.

 

If you’re a deliberate leader you might strive for a stable environment with lots of data and proven systems. Risk-taking and making quick decisions are probably hard, although you’re willing to take on tough challenges. You like to be seen as an expert in your field.

 

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Comparing Everything DiSC profiles

Which Everything DiSC® assessment should I use?

 

Need a little help deciding which of the Everything DiSC assessments will work best for your training and development needs? This should make it a little easier to quickly see how they differ.

 

Everything DiSC Workplace

 

Photo of the Everything DiSC Workplace Faciliation KitUses: Team building, employee communication, conflict management, motivation, productivity, career development

Everything DiSC Workplace focuses on:

  • Discovering Your DiSC Style
  • Understanding Other Styles
  • Building More Effective Relationships

Everything DiSC Workplace sample report

Perfil En El Lugar De Trabajo sample report

 

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My experience with Everything DiSC Certification

by Kristeen Bullwinkle

Sign outside the training room for Everything DiSC CertificationSince I regularly write about Everything DiSC products, I thought it was high time I went to a certification class. For two days I was immersed with all things DiSC. Other participants ranged from new to seasoned trainers and from people familiar with all the Everything DiSC products to at least one who had just taken her first DiSC assessment. Attendees who were new to DiSC asked questions that commonly come up during trainings and we all got to hear how our trainers answered them. From what I heard, everyone found something useful to take home from the classes and so did I.

 

The two days were packed with activities, new information, video clips from the various facilitation kits, and lots of sample profiles. But to my relief we also had frequent breaks and really good food. (I hate to admit that I will judge every training I go to, at least partially, on their food.) If you’re planning attending one of these trainings, be sure to bring a tote bag to the second day so you can easily haul away all the sample reports and interaction guides you receive.

 

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Humble leaders (and Everything DiSC)

by Kristeen Bullwinkle and the DiSCProfile.com team

 

The humble leadership style is the focus of this month’s continuing examination of the 8 dimensions of leadership. We hope this listing of additional readings can extend your training and conversations through assignments, book groups, or lunch discussions about leadership. No matter what our own style of leadership, we all have something to learn from the styles that come more easily to others.

 

Humble leader in the 8 dimensions of leadershipWhat is a humble leader?

 

Humble leaders tend to be a bit on the cautious side, self-controlled, and soft-spoken. They are fair-minded, practical and often able to discern what systems and structures would meet other people’s needs.

 

If you’re a humble leader you might be motivated by a desire to be reliable and to avoid trouble. These two traits might make you prone to inaction since you don’t want to make mistakes that will affect others. You have a low level of self-serving ambition and the ability to keep things in perspective.

 

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