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DISC Styles: Improve Your Performance

DISC Styles - Improving your Performance

Are you familiar with the DISC styles? If not, there are four styles, Dominant (D), Influence (I), Steady (S), and Conscientious (C). Each style corresponds to certain behaviours that express themselves naturally in our interactions with others and help shape how we view the world.

We spontaneously create energy and vitality when displaying behaviours in our natural style. Behaviours that are not consistent with our natural wiring tend to drain us of energy, if we are exhibiting these behaviours too often we can become tired, lethargic and over-worked. 

There is no one best style. Each style has advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your style, below are some of the most important things you could do to improve your performance. Making small adjustments each day to your natural behavioural style will help improve your interactions with others and build your confidence without causing too much stress. Keep reading to find out how you can improve your DISC style. 

 

D Styles - Remember To:

I Styles - Remember To: 

  • Slow down and be more patient with others
  • Talk less and listen to others opinions for longer periods of time
  • Listen more to others
  • Try not to rely solely on emotions when reacting to others and making decisions
  • Be more aware of how you impact others and how they view you
  • Do not over commit yourself
  • Be careful to not over-react
  • Focus more on details
 
  • Follow-up with employees, clients and prospects
   

S Styles - Remember To:

C Styles - Remember To:

  • Be more assertive and aggressive
  • Talk more
  • Speak out and make your throughts known
  • Make more prompt decisions and take action faster
  • Think less before acting
  • Do not be afraid to make mistakes
  • Keep your emotions under control
  • Do not focus so much on the details that you loose the big picture
  • Do not be afraid of change and new things
  • Accept that some things can be ambiguous and not have precise meanings