DiSC© Profile Canada Blog

What Motivates Your Team? Find Out with Everything DiSC Workplace

Everything_workplace

Keeping your team motivated is an ongoing challenge for any leader. How you will go about keeping your team members motivated in the workplace will depend on your personal style as a leader as well as the unique personalities of every team member. Everything DiSC Workplace is a behavioral assessment that can help employees and team leaders discover what their motivations are within the workplace. Here is some more information about this innovative and engaging workshop and how it can help renew the energy and productivity in your workplace.

What Is Everything DiSC Workplace?

Everything DiSC Workplace is a personality assessment that uses a comprehensive series of questions to determine your customized employee profile based on four general profile categories—D, i, S and C.  This assessment gives you information about your strengths and weaknesses within the workplace, as well as an insight into your motivations as a team member. Armed with this information, Everything DiSC Workplace then provides you with helpful strategies and exercises to improve your workplace skills according to your unique personality profile. With our Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitation Kit, you can gain the skills to facilitate this innovative workshop internally.

Some Example Motivations

Motivations refer to the aspects of a working environment that team members prioritize. How you function in the workplace will depend on your motivations. Some examples of common workplace motivations include:

Results—People who are motivated by results are determined to get the job done as effectively as possible. These people will be less concerned with process and more focused on the quality of the end product.

Action—People who are motivated by action in the workplace are eager to start working on projects. Their skills are best put to use getting projects going rather than in the deliberation stage.

Understanding your workplace motivations and the motivations of your team members will allow you to implement more effective strategies for collective success. The Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitation Kit gives you the skills necessary to facilitate a DiSC Workplace workshop within your team. We also offer workshop facilitator certification, but certification isn’t mandatory to facilitate your very own workplace workshop in-house. For more information about Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitation Kit, contact us today at DISC Profile Canada.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in DiSC | Tagged , , |

Get To Know Your Customers with Everything DiSC Sales

disc-profile-types

Everything DiSC is an engaging and comprehensive workplace personality assessment program that helps you to build productive and positive workplace skills based on your specific habits, strengths and weakness as an employee.

Everything DiSC Sales is our workplace assessment and skill development program that is tailored-made for people working within the sales industry. Unlike our other programs, Everything DiSC Sales focuses on the DiSC profile of both sales people and their customers. This extra insight gives sales people the knowledge they need to better assist their clients, creating a better business for everyone involved. Here is some more information about how Everything DiSC Sales can work to bring sales people and their customers closer together.

Customer DiSC Profiles

In the same way that each sales person has their own DiSC profile that details all of their habits, strengths and weakness as an employee, every customer also has their own unique DiSC profile. DiSC profiles are separated into four broad categories. Nobody is exclusively tied to a specific DiSC style—everyone has a little of every DiSC style, and the attributes of different styles may be highlighted under certain circumstances. However, these four profiles can be used as a general framework to better understand your customers, their motivations and behaviors. The four DiSC customer profiles are:

D Style: D style customers are fast-paced and skeptical. These customers aren’t afraid to express their opinions and may be assertive in their wants and needs.

i Style: i style customers and fast-paced and warm. They may be talkative, expressive, energetic, and looking to build a rapport with sales people before buying.

S Style: S style customers are warm and cautious. These customers are friendly and agreeable but may be more reluctant to move towards a sale.

C Style: C Style customers are skeptical and cautious. These customers are the ones who want to make an informed decision before committing to a sale, and may feel mistrustful of overly-friendly sales people.

The key to being a successful sales person is to really know your customers. Everything DiSC Sales gives you the tools and insight you need to develop your sales skills and build a long-lasting rapport with your customers. For more information about all of the workshops and skill-building programs we have available, contact us today.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , |

Everything DiSC Workplace Online Certification

DiSC1

Do you want to learn to how to facilitate DiSC workshops at your workplace? Strengthen communication, presentation skills, time mastery and more with professional certification like the Everything DiSC Workplace Online Certification. This course is administered remotely so you can complete 3-5 hours of self-directed learning at work or from home at any time you please.

Benefits of the course

Training to facilitate DiSC workshops gives the facilitator a deeper understanding of the mechanics of DiSC and the extensive research that has gone into it. While certification is not mandatory, it does prepare the facilitator to be confident, knowledgeable and resourceful when it comes to conducting workshops in the workplace. This is because the course exposes the facilitator to the various tools and strategies that make up Everything DiSC products. The course has been designed to act as an interactive, guided manual, a rich resource you can always come back to when you need to refer to it.

With the Everything DiSC Workplace Online Certification you will…

  • Learn how to apply DiSC concepts and theories to real-world scenarios
  • Gain in-depth knowledge, expertise and resources to excel at conducting effective Everything DiSC workshops
  • Learn to identify the needs of your organization
  • Take part in a fun and engaging training experience
  • Receive professional certification

Features

The course has a number of features that makes the learning experience favourable.

They include:

  • Four coherent modules that feature explorative, collaborative and active learning
  • Materials like the Everything DiSC workplace facilitation kit
  • Live facilitated sessions and breakout sessions
  • Access to professional trainers who will guide you throughout your learning process

These four modules are to be completed over a four-week period and the course ends with a final exam. Course work can be completed remotely, allowing you to complete the coursework around your schedule. Each week, a mandatory live session is scheduled.  

Are you interested in becoming professionally certified with DiSC? Get in touch with us today for any questions and inquiries!

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , |

Now Available: Everything DiSC® Management in French

disc-assessment

We are excited to announce the launch of Everything DiSC® Management in French.  As of, November 8, 2016, you can now complete the Everything DiSC Management assessment, in French. In addition to the Management Profile, you’ll also have access to Supplement for Facilitator Reports and will be able to use the new profile with Comparison Reports in EPIC as well as within MyEverythingDiSC.com!

Wiley will continue to translate the Everything DiSC family of tools for French.  Currently, we now have Everything DiSC Workplace and Everything DiSC Management available in French.

Here are sample profiles:

Everything DiSC Management Profile (French)

Everything DiSC Workplace Profile (French)

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Uncategorized |

Improve Your Management Skills with Everything DiSC Management

disc-assessment

Managing a team of employees is not always an easy task. It takes tremendous dedication, attention, and a willingness to adapt to a constantly changing work environment. Even people who have been in management positions for years struggle to create a harmonious, efficient and productive workplace. Whether you have plenty of experience or you’re just starting out as a manager, Everything DiSC Management can help you hone and improve your leadership skills. Here is some more information about this innovative and engaging workplace training program.

How Does Everything DiSC Management Work?

Similar to our other DISC programs, Everything DiSC Management begins with an in-depth assessment of your management style and habits. Based on the results of this assessment, a management profile is generated that is customized to reflect your strengths, weaknesses, priorities and motivations as a manager. Using this profile, Everything DiSC Management provides useful strategies, tactics and exercises to help you develop your managerial skills.

Your Management Preferences

One aspect that Everything DiSC Management helps you to discover is your management preferences. What do you like about being a manager? Which responsibilities or tasks do you shy away from? Thinking about the answers to these questions can help you understand yourself better as a manager. For instance, you may enjoy facilitating team building as a manager, but dislike giving negative or constructive feedback to individuals. Everything DiSC Management helps you to become aware of these preferences, and provides strategies to help you prevent these preferences from interfering with the quality of your management. Everything DiSC also helps you to understand your delegating style so you can get a better sense of how to best direct your employees.

Learning good management techniques is an ongoing process. As your team of employees changes and grows, you’ll have to reassess your management style to adapt to your new environment. Everything DiSC Management helps emerging and established managers to understand and develop their managerial skills. For more information about this innovative and engaging program, and to learn more about the other DiSC workplace training programs, contact us today at DISC Profile Canada.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in DiSC | Tagged , , |

Discover Your Priorities with Everything DiSC Workplace

disc-profile-2Every employee is motivated by different things in the workplace, but many people don’t know what the sources of their motivations are. Without this knowledge, it can be difficult for team members to understand how to best contribute to their work environment.

That’s where Everything DiSC Workplace comes in: this innovative and engaging program uses a detailed personal assessment to identify your personal style in the workplace. With this customized profile, team members can begin to understand their priorities and develop strategies to maximize their productivity and success in the workplace. Here are just a few examples of possible workplace priorities:

Collaboration—People who value collaboration find stimulation and motivation from working as a team. These people prefer working in groups as opposed to working independently, and their group-focused nature makes them very adept at bringing people together to work towards a common goal.

Action—People who value action take pride in getting things done. These people value quick, immediate action rather than endless deliberation and second-guessing. People who value action are often very adaptable and good at revising strategies on the fly, which makes them important team members in the face of rapidly changing demands or circumstances.

Accuracy—People who value accuracy aren’t simply satisfied with a completed task—they are more concerned that the task is completed correctly. People who value accuracy are great at generating action plans that are detailed and thorough rather than vague. Their attention to detail is a valuable asset to any team.

These are just three of the 8 priorities that one can have in the workplace. Most people have more than one priority—they often have several overlapping priorities and motivations that guide them through their daily workplace operations.

By becoming aware of these priorities, employee can begin to understand how they can best contribute to the workplace. Everything DiSC Workplace can help employees identify their specific priorities and how they can benefit their team. For more information about Everything DiSC Workplace and the other training programs available from DISC Profile Canada, contact us today.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Everything DiSC Assessments | Tagged , , , |

Vision, Alignment and Execution: Improve Your Leadership Skills with Everything DiSC Work of Leaders

Everything DiSC Work of Leaders ProfileLearning effective leadership skills can take an entire career. There is no single correct way to be a leader and get the best results from your team. Developing leadership skills is often about trial and error and finding the methods that work well for you. Everything DiSC Work of Leaders is a course designed to help you recognize your unique leadership style and implement it in the most effective way possible.

Everything DiSC Work of Leaders was compiled after years of studying and analyzing research on effective leadership habits from the last three decades. This innovative workshop was developed with the help of 300 experts from over 150 organizations. The result is a course that provides people in leadership positions the skills and confidence necessary to guide a large team of employees.

How Does Everything DiSC Work of Leaders Function?

This workshop begins with an in-depth assessment of your leadership style based on the highly detailed DiSC profile system. The course then helps you to craft a vision for your team, create an alignment around that vision, and champion the execution of your vision, all based on your individual leadership style.

Vision

One of the most important leadership jobs is to create a clear vision for your team. A vision is broad goal of where you want your team or company to move towards in the future. Everything DiSC Work of Leaders gives you strategies for conceptualizing a realistic yet bold vision for your team or company, based on your specific leadership skills.

Alignment

Alignment refers to the process of bringing all of your employees together under the same vision. Without the sense of unity, it will be much more difficult to work together productively towards the goals of your vision. Every leader will have a different way of creating team unity, and Everything DiSC Work of Leaders can help you realize and implement your own unique strategy to foster group cohesion.

Execution

The final leadership function is to spearhead the execution of your team’s vision. A successful leader will make sure that everything is in place to turn the company’s vision into a reality. Everything DiSC Work of Leaders uses your personalized DiSC profile to provide you with tips and solutions for overcoming the challenges that can prevent success in the workplace.

Occupying a leadership position takes careful foresight and planning. Gain the skills and confidence to lead a successful workplace with Everything DiSC Work of Leaders. For more information about the innovative and engaging workshops we have available, contact us today at DISC Profile Canada.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in DiSC, Everything DiSC Assessments | Tagged , , , |

DiSC Profile Summary

DiSC1DiSC is the leading personality assessment tool, used by over 1 million people (each year) to improve communication, teamwork and productivity.  DiSC is a training and development assessment tool used to educate employees on their interpersonal and soft skills.  Understanding yourself better, your strengths and challenges is one of the first and crucial pieces of personal development.  “Soft skills are all too often overlooked during the hiring process, but they’re no less important than the technical skills needed to do a job well.”

So what are soft skills?  According to google, soft skills are “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people”.  Although we know soft skills are crucial, they’re often more difficult to assess and train than hard skills which are generally easy to measure.  Soft skills are personality traits innate in someone and are an important component of someone’s success in an organization.

We’ve seen many organizations from fortune 500’s to small start ups use DiSC profiles to train their staff to hone in on these skills.  Employers not only are encouraging the development of these skills they’re understanding that polishing these skills can yield stronger ROI’s, happier customers and a more positive organizational culture.  Our best seller is Everything DiSC Workplace, but there are many applications for DiSC.

Contact us at info@discprofilecanada.com or 1-855-344-DISC (3472) to discuss which DiSC assessment will work in your organization.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders

 

Are you the type of person that wants to see great change in the world? Are you ready to lead a team of people and pave the road to success? This can be anything from pioneering great technological ideas, carrying forth this passion into the arts, and making waves in the socio-political world. Putting forth this kind of potential into the world is not always easy, and the best way to harness these skills and qualities is to see them at close range.

Everything DiSC 363 For Leaders could be just what you need.

What are some of the great qualities of leaders?

  • They are directive and they have vision – they can see how their current actions will contribute to their future goal.
  • They are persistent – they want to go beyond just getting the job done.
  • They have a sense of what they can accomplish – and they also use this to tap into each team member and unlock their full potential.
  • They have courage, which leads to commitment to their cause – a virtue that allows them to take risks to achieve what they want even if it means they have no assurance of success. This is the perhaps most identifiable trait of a leader.

However, every leader is different and can possess intricate combinations of qualities.

How Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Works

Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders is designed as a tool to help you evaluate the specific leadership tendencies you have and improve your effectiveness as a leader.

Skip the boring traditional spreadsheets and charts! Our guided tool provides engaging visuals and narratives to make the behavior-focused data simple and easy to interpret.

Leaders take a two-part online profile assessment which is comprised of The Everything DiSC assessment and the Leadership Behavior section.

Raters (your employees) also take the Leadership Behavior section of the test and can give feedback through the Leadership Requests section to communicate what they would like to see you, the leader, do more of.

Raters are broken into four groups: Direct Reports, Peers, Manager and Other. You can add any combination of groups and they can have unlimited raters.

Some of the best leaders know how to contain their ego and let humility be something they put into practice – this keeps a leader realistic, grounded and ready to acknowledge mistakes and find the best solution within a team to tackle an issue.

Lead with your best foot forward! Learn more about our products here.

 

 

 

 

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in DiSC, Everything DiSC Assessments | Tagged , , , , , , |

What Motivates Each Main DiSC Personality Type?

DiSC Personality TypesThe DiSC assessment system can break down even the most complex human personalities into categories that are easy to understand.  Everyone will be a little different – that goes without saying – but the Wiley DiSC method of breaking down different people’s fears, aspirations, and motivations have proven to be incredibly effective, and not only in theory. In practice, these breakdowns of different people’s reactions to the world are comprehensive, encompassing, and provide insight into the minds of the people around you in the workplace.

 

Motivations and Fears

As per the DiSC system, there are four main personality styles: D Style, i Style, S Style and C Style. Each has their own priorities or goals, and each one is thought to be motivated by different things. They also each have different fears that are related to their motivations. Having an understanding of these tendencies can reveal a lot about how and why a person behaves the way they do, especially in a professional setting.

D Style – Dominance

D styles are mostly oriented around achieving bottom-line results and victory.  A true D style person will tend to fixate on achieving their goals at a brisk, steady pace. At the same time, D style personalities fear appearing weak in the eyes of their peers, in addition to being taken advantage of. While it can be said that no one wants to be taken advantage of in general, vulnerability is a particularly unpleasant notion for a D personality.

i Style – Influence

The i Style is most motivated by approval, popularity, and the excitement of those around them.  They tend to thrive off collaboration and enthusiasm. Above all, someone with an i style personality will fear being rejected and/or not being heard.  Being sidelined on a project as the rest of the team progresses and contributes without them can be particularly upsetting for an i personality type.

S STYLE – Steadiness

S style personalities are more concerned with being accepted by their peers, in addition to having close, comfortable relationships with the people on their team. Sudden changes can be hard for an S style personality to deal with; they delight in their steady, comfortable spaces and can be challenged by having to adapt.

C STYLE – Conscientiousness

The detail-oriented C style personality will value accuracy and the process by which their team undertakes a task.  They tend to take the initiative to ensure superior results. Understandably, C style personalities are afraid of being wrong, and can sometimes even be averted by strong displays of emotion.  A C personality can often be a little reserved, since that’s what makes them comfortable, so a strong show of emotion can easily put them off.

It’s important to note that while the four categories above are the main tendencies or styles outlined by the DiSC system, there are also multiple subsets of personality styles which generally combine two of the main categories (i.e. DC Style, iD Style, iS Style, etc).

Knowing what drives a person and what might make a person hesitate in the face of adversity can shed important insight into effectively communicating within a team.  Find out what motivates your team members with the help of DISC Profile Canada and take steps to improve your communication.

 

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in DiSC, Understanding DiSC | Tagged , |

Everything DiSC Authorized Partner ©2017 DISC Profile Canada. All Rights Reserved.

Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer Authorized Distributor certified by Inscape Publishing. DiSC® is a registered trademark of Inscape Publishing. Unauthorized use is an infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or proprietary rights.