Good leaders are often thought to have a specific type of personality. While it does take certain traits in order to lead effectively, there are many different types of leaders, and many different qualities that are required to make them effective. The DiSC® assessment can help you determine which type of leader you are, which can help you identify areas in which you can improve and develop. The DiSC model focuses on what are referred to as “primary emotions.” They are known as Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C).
D: This person will be direct and dominant. They can also be described as aggressive, strong-willed, and forceful.
Di: This is an active, fast-paced disposition that is dynamic, bold, and adventurous.
I: They will be interactive, social, lively, and talkative. They will have influence.
iS: They will be warm, agreeable, cheerful, and caring. They will also be very trusting.
S: They will have an accommodating and steady personality. They will be considerate, steady, and have a soft heart.
SC: This type of personality will be moderate-paced as well as cautious. They will exhibit self-control and be both soft-spoken and careful.
C: They will be private and conscientious, as well as reserved and analytical. They will not often show emotion.
CD: This type will be skeptical, cynical, and stubborn. They will always question and criticize.
An individual will be scored on the eight scales, and this will be used to place the individual on the Everything DiSC® Map, being represented by a dot. The map is divided into 12 sections, with each representing 30 degrees on the circle. The feedback given will mostly be based on where the dot falls on the map. Other factors will include the dots distance from the center as well as the priorities, motivators, and demotivators of the individual.
Whatever Everything DiSC® personal leadership style you possess, you will get an extensive report on exactly what it means to you and your business. You will be given tools that you can use to manage your style, improve upon it, and perhaps adapt yourself to other styles in situations that call for it. You will learn how to develop and improve yourself as a leader, while gaining helpful insight into yourself.