DISC Overview

DISC is an acroynmn for a human behavioral model that goes over 4 separate behavioral factors: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. Simply put, it measures how a person does what they do. It creates a language around observable behavior.   DISC is not A measure of IQ An indicator of a person’s values A measurement…

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Introvert, Ambivert, or Extrovert — Do You Know Yourself?

You may not know what your DISC style is, but you most likely know if you’re an extrovert, introvert, or somewhere in between. But have you heard the term ambivert before? Extroverts: Energy from Others Energized by others and engaging with people Lots of interaction with people Thrive in social environments Doers, not planners Typically…

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Leading from Your WHY

Back in 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work. He did a Ted Talk on how great leaders inspire action and shared with the world the Golden Circle. This graphic talked about the Why, How, and What with the Why in the center of three concentric circles. He…

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The Power of the Smile

Smiles are powerful! According to research done by the University of Missouri-Kansas City smiling can do several things. Smiling can make you look younger. The perception of individuals smiling in photos was a younger age than their actual age when compared to individuals not smiling. Smiling can make you look thinner. Maybe its the upturned…

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Emotional Intelligence: Social Regulation

EQ social regulation skills are what separate a good leader from a great one! Social regulation is the culmination of the other dimensions of emotional intelligence. People tend to be very effective at managing relationships when they can understand and control their own emotions and can empathize with the feelings of others. Even motivation contributes…

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Emotional Intelligence: Social Awareness

Empathy is the glue that connects social awareness to relationship management in EQ! Are you developing the skills that are essential for increasing your EQ? Social Awareness is key. Social Awareness is the ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people and how your words and actions affect others. It’s the ability to observe…

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Emotional Intelligence: Motivation

Emotional Intelligence also includes Motivation which is a personal drive to improve and achieve, commitment to our goals, initiative, or readiness to act on opportunities, as well as optimism and resilience. Motivation is what pushes us to achieve our goals, feel more fulfilled and improve overall quality of life. Daniel Goleman, who developed the concept of…

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Emotional Intelligence: Self Regulation

Self-Regulation is the ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods and the capacity to suspend judgment and think before acting. In practice, it is your ability to influence your emotional clarity Have you ever said something out of anger that you later regretted? Do you let fear talk you out of taking risks that could really benefit you?…

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Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness

Emotions are powerful! The emotional clarity of the entire world right now is cloudy! We desperately need a forecast that shows hopeful sunshine, but instead we get more clouds! Fear, panic, sadness, and loss are in the news and all around us. Did you know there is power found within a smile. A smile conveys…

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