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...
I am a sheepdog – um, S Type personality

I am a sheepdog – um, S Type personality

Apparently, I am a sheepdog! At least, this is what a former head of my faculty called me. It wasn’t a derogatory remark, although I am not quite sure that it was a compliment either. What she was referring to was, in fact, my characteristic of being reserved and...
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

While not all cultures are the same, it seems that typically it is the dominant, direct type of people who are perceived as leaders. These people are outgoing and task focused and they make up roughly 10% of the population. Remember, they are a blend of...