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DiSC Styles and Selling Confidence
What DiSC behavioral characteristics best describe individuals who have an ability to sell? Who has the least confidence in their selling skills? In exploring the connection between DiSC behavioral characteristics and selling ability, a small US study by Keller Center for Research focused on professionals in the residential real estate...
Most Commonly Asked Questions about DiSC®
What is the ideal or best DiSC style? No single DiSC style is considered ideal or superior. Each style brings its own set of strengths and areas for improvement. DiSC is a tool to understand the effort required for different behaviors, rather than a measure of skill. It's important to...
Establishing a Foundation of Trust
Trust is the foundation of The Five Behaviors®, and without it, the collaboration vital for team success becomes elusive. Trust requires vulnerability, the assurance that colleagues have each other's backs, and confidence in one another's intentions. By exploring the first behavior, as outlined by Patrick Lencioni in the New York Times...
Microsoft’s Success Story with The Five Behaviors®
How do you unite three global groups into one cohesive team and set them up for success? Achieving high performance in the competitive tech industry is a challenging endeavor. Discover how, through The Five Behaviors solution, this Microsoft Business Unit acquired a unified language and essential tools for fortifying their...
Navigating Change with the help of DiSC
Different people are going to have very different needs in the exact same situation. As leaders and managers, we need to be mindful that what we instinctively think people should need is not actually always what they really need. And if the manager has the bandwidth, DiSC is a really...
Prevent Quiet Quitting and Burnout: How to Build a Culture of Communication That Works
In light of the last two years, it makes sense that employees want to work for organizations that have a clear vision for the future, with a focus on relationships and effective communication. As we shared in an earlier Wiley Workplace Research article, employees said that when those things are present, they are...
Four Generations at Work: The Unexpected Truth
There has been a lot of attention paid to the increasing number of generations currently in the workforce. From the tech-savvy and ambitious Gen Z-ers to the more analogue and experienced baby boomers, with Gen X and millennials in between, the differing needs of the generations have been a hot...
Artificial Intelligence in Learning and Development: Five Surprising Facts You Need to Know
The last few years have been a roller coaster for learning and development professionals around the world. First, there was the abrupt transition to the hybrid workplace, which required entire organizations to upskill and reskill employees under immense pressure. With the ever-evolving world of work, C-suite executives were driving a...
Learn How to Build Strong Teams with Patrick Lencioni's Five Behaviors® Model
In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, the success of an organization hinges on the strength and effectiveness of its teams. High-performing teams don’t just happen by chance; they are intentionally cultivated and nurtured through shared behaviors and values. One of the most influential frameworks in team development is the...
DiSC Psychological Needs
90 percent of the things people do are prompted by a desire to feel important and achieve “Psychological Satisfaction.” For employers, it's critical to provide their people with the “psychological satisfaction” that helps them thrive. Here are some of the key needs for different styles across the DiSC diagram: What...
Understanding Emotional Intelligence with DiSC - Dr Mark Scullard
In this educational video, Dr. Mark Scullard, Sr. Director of Product Innovation at Wiley, helps viewers understand emotional intelligence and sheds light on why it can be so challenging to make good decisions in social or emotionally-charged situations. We really recommend taking those 15 minutes to watch Mark speak.
When to retake DiSC assessment?
Have you or any of your clients wondered if they should retake the DiSC assessment after a certain period?  While most individuals will not see meaningful changes in their results over time, there are certain situations when retaking the assessment may be helpful: When an individual took it right before...
Webinar: The Invisible Drain on Organizational Culture
Here’s a hard business truth: no workplace is free of the ravages of distrust. Anyone who’s ever held a job knows the frustrations that emerge when coworkers don’t trust each other - the miscommunications, rivalries, inefficiencies, morale problems, and turnover that in the end distract people from their work and...
What emotional intelligence mindsets do you use?
The Everything DiSC® Agile EQ™ profile offers personalized content to help learners understand their EQ strengths, recognize their EQ potential, and commit to customized strategies for building agility. The tool measures the patterns of responses that we all are most likely to gravitate toward in social and emotional situations—our “mindsets.”...
DiSC vs. Insights, CliftonStrengths, Predictive Index, and MBTI
Curious as to how various assessments compare? So, you’re looking for an assessment-based learning experience, but there are hundreds of options! What are they? And how do you choose the right one for your organization? Spending time answering these questions is critical to achieving your desired result. Why? Because the...
Video: Developing Emotional Intelligence with DiSC - Dr Mark Scullard
How do you help people become more emotionally intelligent? In this educational video, Dr. Mark Scullard, Sr. Director of Product Innovation at Wiley, answers this question by inviting viewers into a research-backed process that leverages the DiSC model to develop emotional intelligence at scale.
Improving C-Style Managers’ Effectiveness
Assumptions That Can Get Them in Trouble Even if we’d never say them out loud, we all have unconscious assumptions that sometimes get us into trouble. Here are some common ones that C-style managers sometimes make. • If I make a mistake, I’ll lose my credibility • If people haven’t...
Improving S-Style Managers’ Effectiveness
Assumptions That Can Get Them in Trouble Even if we’d never say them out loud, we all have unconscious assumptions that sometimes get us into trouble. Here are some common ones that S-style managers sometimes make. • It’s my job to keep my team happy at all times • I...
Improving i-Style Managers’ Effectiveness
Assumptions That Can Get Them in Trouble Even if we’d never say them out loud, we all have unconscious assumptions that sometimes get us into trouble. Here are some common ones that i-style managers sometimes make. • Most people are fine improvising • People who are quiet and reserved need...
Improving D-Style Managers’ Effectiveness
Assumptions That Can Get Them in Trouble Even if we’d never say them out loud, we all have unconscious assumptions that sometimes get us into trouble. Here are some common ones that D-style managers sometimes make. • I’m the manager—people need to adapt to me • Praise should be used...
Cornerstone Principles of the DiSC Model
Sometimes people ask if there is the best DiSC style. There is no perfect DiSC style. Since each person has a unique behavioral profile, people are walking around all over the world with different styles and priorities. We believe that these differences are extremely valuable. Once you assess these differences...
Interpretation of DiSC Results - James (S Style)
At its core, the DiSC® model is designed to be simple to understand and easy to remember. The respondent needs to be able to leave a DiSC experience with clear, simple principles that can be understood and applied in the real world. However, every model and assessment tool is only...
Interpretation of DiSC Results - Amira (i Style)
At its core, the DiSC® model is designed to be simple to understand and easy to remember. The respondent needs to be able to leave a DiSC experience with clear, simple principles that can be understood and applied in the real world. However, every model and assessment tool is only...
Interpretation of DiSC Results - Rafael (CS Style)
At its core, the DiSC® model is designed to be simple to understand and easy to remember. The respondent needs to be able to leave a DiSC experience with clear, simple principles that can be understood and applied in the real world. However, every model and assessment tool is only...
Interpretation of DiSC Results - Andrea (D Style)
At its core, the DiSC® model is designed to be simple to understand and easy to remember. The respondent needs to be able to leave a DiSC experience with clear, simple principles that can be understood and applied in the real world. However, every model and assessment tool is only...
Well-Being and Results: How Managers Can Pave the Way
In the last three years, we have seen more glimpses into one another’s personal lives than ever before. How often has someone’s pet (or child!) popped into view on a video call, or have you heard the familiar click of a blinker as a coworker takes a meeting while shuttling...
The Reality of Work: Trends Come and Go, Where Are We Now?
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the workplace has continued to evolve in rapid and unexpected ways. For example, the move to working from home at the time seemed monumental, and the sudden shifts were destabilizing to many. Fast forward three years and working remotely is a mainstream model that...
DiSC® concept of stretch
We all benefit from stretching into other styles The continuous nature of the DiSC circle also helps people understand the idea of “stretch.” It is helpful to think of your style as your home base or comfort zone. When a person moves into a DiSC style outside their own and exercises those types...
Deliver Effective Onboarding in a Fast-Changing Work Environment
Companies today are in the midst of transforming their business models, restructuring their teams, and rethinking how they service their customers. Many have also permanently integrated hybrid or remote work arrangements, moving away from an office-only structure. Employees who work in these environments, where there is constant change and poor...
Four Common Myths about Your Employees
We know employees continue to be stressed, frustrated, and disengaged  Who can blame them? From The Great Resignation to the impact of Covid, employees have endured a considerable number of changes over the last few years. According to Gallup’s most recent report, 60% of the workforce is emotionally detached, while...
The Employee Experience: An Investment That Pays Off
A staggering number of people continue to leave their jobs, resulting in the perfect storm of staffing shortages and remaining employees being expected to pick up the slack. Current data from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that over 4.5 million quit their jobs in March. What is the impact on...
Navigating the DiSC® Model
  We realize that a lot of people might hear “DiSC” and have no idea what it even is or does (conversely, if they do know of DiSC, they might not understand the history and validity behind it). With this in mind, let’s talk about Everything DiSC theory - explained in...
Catalyst™: A new Everything DiSC learning platform
  Big News - Wiley has come out with a new engine/operating system of DiSC! Catalyst™ is a new platform designed to make it easier for organizations to integrate DiSC into their work on an ongoing basis. It connects independent learning and facilitated sessions in a single, personalized space. Everything DiSC...
Empathy in the Workplace: Overcoming Three Common Misconceptions
  It’s no secret that many people love working from home. Over this past year, we were all tossed into a grand experiment in which many of us learned how to work remotely. Remote work comes with many advantages: suddenly, you are free to roll out of bed in the...
Can a DISC Profile Measure Both Adaptive and Natural Behaviour?
  Some DISC tools claim to measure “natural behavior” vs “adapted behavior”. These are typically older DISC tools similar to our DiSC Classic® profiles. The questionnaire in these types of assessments consists of groups of four words where you have to choose a word that is most like you and...
Handling Difficult Participant Behavior in DiSC trainings
  In any training there may be times when you have to deal with disruptive or difficult behavior, such as participants who like to share a lot, side conversations, interruptions, off-subject conversations, personal attacks, or negativity. As a facilitator, you may need to intervene on occasion. Referencing the ground rules...
State of Hiring report – insights from 3000 hiring managers globally
  Wiley surveyed 3,000 hiring managers to understand recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and onboarding needs. The results, explored in detail in The State of Hiring whitepaper, are clear: what enables organizations to hire the best talent is a consistent, data-driven hiring process—even if that means a complete revamp. Download the report...
I’m certified in DiSC®. Now what?
  Congratulations on completing your DiSC® certification training and becoming a certified DiSC user! You are now part of one of the biggest certified HR networks in the world as there are tens of thousands of certified DiSC users across the world who are all connected by a belief and...
Everything DiSC Workplace is now a certified assessment tool by European Federation of Psychologists’ Association!
  We are thrilled to announce that Everything DiSC Workplace® in English has been granted a DNV-GL Certification! (Some of you might be thinking, “I have no idea what that is, but it sounds like a big deal…”) It is! The European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA) has developed a...
The Do’s & Don’ts of DiSC
  DiSC learning experience is designed to deepen the learner’s understanding of themselves and others. The ultimate goal is that this new level of understanding and self-awareness improves their relationships and their (workplace) performance in a variety of contexts. But achieving this powerful impact requires the appropriate use of DiSC. While DiSC...
Introducing the C Style
Primary motive Quality/precision Fears Mistakes, carelessness, criticism from colleagues, emotionally charged situations Desires To be right Overview Security Praise for tasks Limited risks The support of authority, published references etc Characteristics Analytical and factual Attentive to standards and detail Conscientious Diplomatic/cautious Business-like/reserved Hungry for knowledge Reliable Limitations Over-critical towards self and...
Introducing the S Style
Primary motive Keeping the status quo Fears Change / the unpredictable Desires Sincere appreciation Co-operation To work with familiar methods, etc. Security Time to adjust to new methods Characteristics Deliberate Consistent Cooperates well Patient / attentive Loyal Considerate of group interests Accepting Limitations Too willing Puts own needs last Clings...
Introducing the i Style
Primary motive Social recognition / attention Fears Social rejection Desires Being popular Being the centre of things Praise (you are OK) Group activities Positive relationships Freedom from control and details Characteristics Optimistic Easily trusted Emotional Involved with people Outgoing Enthusiastic /charming Open Limitations Impulsive / disorganised Promises too much Inadequate...
Introducing the D Style
Primary motive Control Fears Losing control, being taken advantage of Desires Strength and authority Challenges Straight answers Freedom from direct control and rules New and varied activities Possibility of individual achievement Characteristics Self-confident/egoistic Willing to take risks Decisive Result-oriented Straightforward and demanding Unambiguous Limitations Lack of consideration towards others Impatience...
Why use personality tests?
  Lots of attempts have been made to find simple logical models that would allow people to be more effective in any collaboration. Effective relationships and behavior mean: More adequate understanding of oneself and one's influence on others Being able to consciously increase one’s personal strengths Understanding and valuing other...
How to keep DiSC alive in your organisation?
  DiSC® is a highly memorable and valuable tool both in the workplace and in personal life. However, the real value comes when participants learn to keep using it beyond the classroom! To ensure the DiSC principles achieve their full potential, it’s the facilitator's job to ensure that this journey...
DiSC styles in remote work
  In current times we all have an increased need for better communication. Continuing work and maintaining relationships through social distancing is challenging for all of us. How to make working from homework for us? The DiSC concepts of "adapt" and “stretch”, which mean flexing into behaviors and mindsets not...
DiSC as a Catalyst for Cultural Transformation
  As we all experienced first-hand now, we live in rapidly-changing and challenging times and workplaces. Some even call today the “era of always-on transformation.” I’m not sure about you, but to us “always on transformation” sounds exhausting! And it IS exhausting for most people. According to Bersin by Deloitte’s 2018...
3 Great EPIC Platform Tips
  Whether you have used EPIC platform for many years, or you have started just recently - you might not be aware of these 3 great functions that can add value to your respondent journey with DiSC while also saving admin time for you.   1. Create Sample Reports from...
Can Great Relationships Support Happiness?
  It’s not exactly a revolutionary idea that positive, healthy relationships are essential to a happy life. We are all, on some level, aware of this. However, as human beings we often unintentionally prioritize life’s everyday demands over these relationships. But what impact does this have on our health and...
Games and Activities with DiSC Cards
Are you using DiSC® card games yet? We want to bring your attention to the fact that there are three different DiSC card decks that you can use for several games, activities and exercises. We highly recommend using these for creating a more interactive learning experience and for strengthening participants' DiSC knowledge....
Checklist for DiSC facilitators
  What are the steps to prepare for your DiSC training or feedback session? Whether you’re conducting your first DiSC training/feedback session or your 10th, we hope this checklist proves useful. Please offer any suggestions you have for improving it. We know that you’re the real experts.   1 month...
5 tips for facilitating DiSC
  Although DiSC® profiles are specifically designed to be easily interpreted and understood, a good, certified DiSC facilitator can help maximize the learning and get more value out from the profiles. The skill and expertise of the person interpreting and applying the results of DiSC are as critical as the...
2 Great EPIC Platform Tips
  Whether you have used EPIC platform for many years, or you have started out recently - you might not be aware of these 2 great functions that can add value in your respondent's journey with DiSC while also saving admin time for you.   1. Adding Custom Email Messages...
Overcoming DiSC Sales Objections
  Sales objections are the reasons why your prospects can’t or won’t buy your service. Some prospects will tell you they don’t need your service. Others will think they don’t trust your company. Maybe they don’t have room for your service in their budget. Prospects don’t come around easily so...
Introducing the new Everything DiSC® promotional video
True cultural transformation, while ultimately the responsibility of an organization, needs a catalyst. We believe Everything DiSC® can be that catalyst. We are thrilled to share the Everything DiSC promise with all of you in the premiere of our manifesto video, DiSCOVER THE POWER OF WE™. Certified users are free...
The Human side of productivity – interview with Julie Straw, Vice President of Everything DiSC®
Our workplaces are undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. We’re living in a new era of automation, disruption, and innovation, and it can be difficult to keep up. However, amid uncertainty and change, employers need to pay attention to their most valuable resource: their people. [embed]https://vimeo.com/275286594[/embed]  
Everything DiSC® Essentials Online Training
Everything DiSC® Essentials is the perfect resource to develop foundational knowledge of the Everything DiSC solutions suite. Self-directed 2h online learning Approximately three hours to complete Gain confidence with Everything DiSC Through engaging online activities, you will develop a knowledge base that will enable you to: Use Everything DiSC profiles...
Using DiSC for the People Side Of Change Management
  Organizations are constantly undergoing change. Whether an organization is implementing a new strategy and culture or responding to market trends like digitalization, change is a necessary and vital part of long-term organizational success. Yet, all too often, people react to changes so differently. Have you ever wondered why? What...
How DiSC can help in team meetings?
  As working life gets increasingly busy and many teams work together from distance, meetings might be the only chance we have to really “connect” with our coworkers. But the truth is, running productive meetings (both in-person and virtual) that leave people feeling clear, comfortable, and understood, can be a...
Fresh Teamwork Research: State of Teams
The way we team is more important now than ever before. Read the latest research report from Wiley to understand the challenges teams are facing today and how The Five Behaviors® could be the solution for building truly cohesive and effective teams. State of Teams is a great resource regarding the need...
Tips for Successful Virtual DiSC Facilitation
As we face the discomfort of the unknown and the ever-evolving challenges of the coronavirus, we want you to know that we are here for you. To help you move from in-person training to virtual learning, we have created a list of tips and best practices for successfully facilitating virtual sessions for...

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