Pay Better Attention!
We continue to get lots of positive comments about our series of podcasts on DiSC profiles. Every once in a while, someone suggests we should try a different tool, such as Meyers Briggs, but we always demur. The reason is because DiSC has it right: the focus is on BEHAVIOR. The beauty of the behavioral profile is that when we meet someone, when we develop a relationship, when they work for us, or with us, or we for them, we are always interacting with their behavior. And perhaps more importantly, organizations reward us not for our intentions, not for our plans, not for our personalities, not for our cognitive skills- we are rewarded always for our behavior.
In this cast, we recur to DiSC, and cover something we've alluded to a thousand times: how does one get a quick read on someone else's behavioral tendencies? What can we DO to improve our communication (and therefore relationship, trust, and ultimate results) with someone about whom we don't know their profile? It's easy to learn, and once you practice, you can get very good very fast.
And there's an important note in this cast also: you don't need to know anything about Disc to benefit from what we're recommending - it works for EVERYONE, all the time.