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

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...
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...
The cyborg that is me!

The cyborg that is me!

Me, a cyborg. Oh really, all I have are hearing aids, and that’s only for those high-end fricatives like the rustle of leaves and the tinkling of water. But wait, I can’t hear either of those things without the aids. And suddenly Andy Clark’s claim in Natural-Born...