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12 DiSC Style Podcasts
  These DiSC podcasts will help the listener to dive deeper into DiSC styles to understand how different behaviors impact others in the workplace. You can use these podcasts as an after-training activity for participants to hear about their style more in-depth and build effective relationships with all different personality...
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
  Great 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...
IPB Partners is the 2020 Emerald Award Winner
  We are excited to share that Wiley has honored IPB Partners with the prestigious title of Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors Emerald Award Winner for our outstanding achievement and commitment to optimizing organizational culture and teamwork. We want to thank all of our clients for your trust and...
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 these for a more interactive learning experience and for strengthening participants' DiSC knowledge. Here...
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, in the midst of 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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