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A Conflict Resolution Skills Resource

June 6, 2010

Conflict resolution calls for great communication skills. Here’s a resource to help you develop those skills:

Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace.

Common DISC Qustions: Is It Possible for You to Describe All People With Only Four Styles?

April 3, 2010

One common asked question about the DISC model is this:

“Is It Possible for You to Describe All People With Only Four Styles?”

The brief answer is: yes, it is possible to describe all the behaviors and perspectives of all people using the information revealed by understanding the four DISC style descriptors.*

Sometimes people object to this answer. When they do, I usually hear something like:

“There are 6 billion people on the planet, you can’t possibly define all of them with four letters/categories.”

Generally, I reply: “You’re right. I can’t define all people with four letters or categories. I can, though, use four basic style descriptors to create a frame of reference that allows me to understand them better when we interact.” ….

You can read the full post here at The Recovering Engineer Blog.

Common DISC Questions: Can You Have More Than One DISC Style?

April 3, 2010

One common question that frequently comes up during my consulting, coaching, training and speaking on the DISC model of human behavior is:

Can more than one DISC behavior style fit a person? or

Could I have more than one DISC behavior style?

My brief answer is: yes. Actually, strongly and emphatically:  yes!

None of  the four DISC behavior styles creates a neat or tidy “category” of people. The four behavior styles just give us objective and descriptive terminology to discuss typical or general behaviors of people who share certain traits, outlooks, and perspectives. No single quadrant, in and of itself, represents a “type” of person…

You can read the  full post here at The Recovering Engineer Blog.