Workplace and Relationships: The  DISC Advantage

Workplace and Relationships: The DISC Advantage

Most workplace productivity issues come down, directly or indirectly, to relationships. So, having spent some time introducing, very briefly, the DISC model as a sophisticated means of assessing and predicting human behaviour, let’s have a look at some of the ways it...
Cautious but no coward

Cautious but no coward

Too often in a ‘take the initiative’ world, the cautious type personality is perceived as lacking enterprise, even something of a coward. This sad misrepresentation means that leadership teams often lose out on the expertise and insight of those who can provide deep...
Inspiration

Inspiration

Influence, John Maxwell suggests, lies at the heart of leadership. Last week I wrote about the determined, directive sort of personality, outgoing and task-focused and observed that we often see leadership in terms of this type of person. But today I want to reflect...
The Direct Type

The Direct Type

The D personality type is typically direct and outgoing. But it’s important to remember that we are all a complex blend of characteristics, so while this blog focuses on the D type, we are not seeking to pace anyone in some sort of box.

Decreasing Stress Increasing Productivity – Oh Yeh!

Decreasing Stress Increasing Productivity – Oh Yeh!

Decreasing stress and increasing productivity must be two of the Holy Grails of life. In business, stress is a major contributor to less-than-optimal productivity. Typically, this stress arises from 3 main causes: Interpersonal conflict Lack of felt appreciation Poor...