What is DISC?
DISC is an easy to understand 'language of behavior', now utilized through the world.
It simplifies behavioral tendencies into 4 key styles, which each identify distinct approaches to getting things done and the motivation behind them.
Most of us tend to have one particular 'go-to' or dominant style, and another that may be a close but secondary style we prefer. Both of these would be styles we can operate in pretty naturally and with little extra effort.
Any style that is not our primary or secondary are ones that are also capable of using ... it just may take more thought, focus, and energy to do so.
No one style is the best
There is no one style that is better or more successful than another. They are all essential to success in the long haul. You will find highy successful people in all walks of life that utilize each of the styles as their primary style. They all get results, but just in a different manner.
While all styles are equally important, not all situations demand the same style. For example, one situation will demand a strong relational component to be effective... while another will require us to be more detailed and factual.
The key is adaptability.
which means making the minor or temporary changes that are needed at that moment. Effective long term leaders show the ability to flex as demands change. They can act in a non preferred style when the situation calls for it. Inflexibility is a known trait of eventual leadership derailment.
DISC 4 distinct styles of behavior:
Some of the characteristis of each style are listed to the right.
DISC is for leaders and team members
You’ll gain a greater appreciation for differences and learn to capitalize on the diversity within the group. You’ll learn to read styles and build rapport with those who tend to operate much different than you do.
identifying blind spots
working better with contrasting styles
appreciating differences, and much more