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     Top 10 Favorite Uses for DISC Assessments

I share my 10 tips and favorite uses for DISC Assessments below.

FIRST, WHAT IS THE DISC ASSESSMENT?   The best tool I've found to help professionals quickly "play" to their communication strengths and "manage" their behavioral blind spots. 

It is a popular online assessment tool (over 40 million people have taken it!) and is highly validated.  It is based upon four Communication Styles that match the letters: D I S C.  Each Communication Style represents different observable-by-others behavioral and communication tendencies  and most people are a mix of Styles:

  • D = Dominance     
  • I = Influence 
  • S = Steadiness 
  • C = Compliance

It takes about 10 minutes to complete this assessment online. Here's what's you receive in your individualized DISC Assessment:

  • Your DISC Communication Style Strengths
  • Specific Talents and Value You Bring to Your Work
  • 'Do's and Don'ts' for Communicating with You (A great list to share with your team, peers and family!)
  • Your Ideal Work Environment
  • Others Perceptions of You and Your Approach
  • Keys to What Motivates You and how You Like to Be Managed
  • Areas of Improvement
  • Top DISC Style Strengths
  • Top DISC Style Blind Spots
  • Top DISC Style Stressors
  • Top DISC Style Motivators
  • DISC Style Buyer Tendencies and Effective Sales Approaches
  • Specific Communication Tips for Each DISC Style

In this short video I share my top 10 favorite uses for assessment results.  These 10 apply to DISC, but they also apply to all the results of the three sciences we measure in the TriMetrixHD ReportClick play to watch this four minute video, now:

Recap of Top 10 Uses for Assessment Results List

  • 10. Team Building
  • 9.  Skill Building for Leaders
  • 8. Coaching and Mentoring
  • 7. Activating Your Own Strengths and Motivators
  • 6. Activating Other's Strengths and Motivators
  • 5. Managing Your Own Blind Spots
  • 4. Helping Others Manage Their Blind Spots
  • 3. Facilitate Conflict
  • 2. Increase Self-Confidence
  • 1. Unconditional Love

Maybe you've discovered new ideas for using the DISC Assessment in different areas of your organization from my video. We can help you with any training and all of your workshop needs. You (and your team of trainers and coaches) also have the option of becoming certified in the use of the DISC Assessment and in two other sciences.

Keep in Mind:  DISC is Just One View of a Person...

Keep in mind - that the Department of Labor recommends that you use at least three views of a person when using an assessment to make hiring and management decisions.  They also recommend that assessments be considered as less than 30% of any decision.

One way to stay true to what the Department of Labor recommends is to also think about the five areas that impact performance shared in the image below. 

The DISC Assessment  is just one view of a person and in our Car Analogy it is: "How They Drive": Learn more about the five areas in this podcast:  Five Reasons Why Employees Fail - Job Fit Car Analogy


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