Leadership: DiSC profiles and related readings

Leadership: DiSC profiles and related readings


Suggested DiSC profiles:

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The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader, Authors: Jeffrey Sugerman, Mark Scullard, and Emma Wilhelm
“Readers will be able to identify their own approach to leadership, explore the strengths and challenges that leaders with each of the approaches faces, and discover strategies for more effective leadership based on their personal approach.”

cover for The Work of LeadersThe Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead distills leadership best practices into a simple, compelling process that helps leaders at all levels get immediate results. Authors: Julie Straw, Barry Davis, Mark Scullard, and Susie Kukkonen


5 Reasons Your Employees Don’t Understand Your Company’s Vision, Harvard Business Review, September 2021
“‘We don’t have a north star.’ Despite hours of work developing a business’ visions, mission, and strategy, executives are often surprised by this comment from their employees. Often these senior leaders jump right back into off-site, trying to finesse statements and make things clearer, only to discover the problem still exists.”

Brain-based leadership in a time of heightened uncertainty, Chief Learning Officer, November 2020
“By understanding the core psychological needs of employees, leaders can focus their efforts on the strategies that will have the greatest impact on engagement and performance.”

How the Best Leaders Answer “What Are We Here for?”, Harvard Business Review, October 2020
“For real integrity, an organization’s sense of purpose must derive from the ecosystem that the business inhabits — the full diversity of employees, customers, neighbors, partners, and leaders who are touched by its work. Otherwise it lacks both authority and impact.”

8 Things Leaders Do That Make Employees Quit, Harvard Business Review, September 2019
“Mistake 1:  Setting inconsistent goals or expectations.”

4 Ways Lying Becomes the Norm at a Company, Harvard Business Review, February 2019
“To guard your organization’s integrity, pay attention to these four factors.”

To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself, Harvard Business Review, January 2019
“Most of the leaders and teammates we work with have no idea how their behaviors are impacting their colleagues. As a result, it’s difficult for them to recognize and leverage the strengths that make them a productive teammate, as well as identify and correct behaviors that negatively impact the team. Without this knowledge, they can’t improve.”

3 leadership fads that undermine your success, SmartBrief, August 2018
“Remember that being a great leader or colleague isn’t about you; it’s about others. Forget authentic. Be the person that others need to see.”

Research: To Be a Good Leader, Start By Being a Good Follower, Harvard Business Review, August 2018
“People will be more effective leaders when their behaviors indicate that they are one of us, because they share our values, concerns and experiences, and are doing it for us, by looking to advance the interests of the group rather than own personal interests.”

4 Signs an Executive Isn’t Ready for Coaching, Harvard Business Review, July 2018
“Considering that a year’s engagement with a top executive coach can cost more than $100,000, it’s an important question.”

Leadership Moments: Make Sure Your Strengths Don’t Become A Weakness, LinkedIn, June 2018
“You want people to be able to shed their own toolkit and open up to different areas.”

3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture, Harvard Business Review, February 2016
“It’s astounding how badly most leadership teams use their time together.”

4 Things That Sink New Executives, and How to Overcome Them, Harvard Business Review, February 2016
“Fifty-four percent of our respondents said they did not have realistic expectations of what an executive role would entail. We discovered a host of destabilizing factors, but four “derailers” in particular appeared almost immediately upon arrival, distorting reality for new executives.”

Are You Wasting Leadership Development Investments? Chief Learning Officer, February 2016
“U.S. companies spend billions on leadership development each year. Without executive sponsorship, however, a good chunk of that money may be completely wasted.

Good people make good leaders, The Washington Post, September 2015
“The leaders who attained the greatest financial bottom-line results had strong character habits that involve four basic principles: integrity, responsibility, forgiveness and compassion.”

4 Ways to Define Leadership, Business News Daily, June 2015
“Business News Daily asked 30 business owners and experts to define what leadership means to them. Their ideas may just lead you to create your own definition of leadership.”

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day, Inc., February 2014
“Your words are among your greatest tools. They’re a window into your vision, your values and your abilities.”


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