Everything DiSC®

A Valuable Resource for Leaders

TEC Members capitalize on DiSC personality tests by implementing its features in their businesses.

What is DiSC?

DiSC® is a personality assessment tool that promotes team cooperation, communication, and efficiency in the workplace. The Everything DiSC® model identifies an individual’s personality types and provides a shared language that leaders can use to become more cognizant of themselves and the people they work with. This knowledge minimizes disagreements and enhances collaborative relationships.

DiSC is an acronym that stands for the four main personality profiles in the DiSC model: (D)ominance, (i)nfluence, (S)teadiness and (C)onscientiousness.

  • Dpersonalities tend to be direct and assertive. They value bottom-line results and have a hard time being patient.
  • i personalities tend to be open and expressive. They value relationships and often act without considering consequences.
  • S personalities tend to be dependable and cautious. They value cooperation and have difficulties expressing themselves.
  • C personalities tend to be rational and restrained. They value accuracy and can become rigid when under pressure.

Between each section are blends of the two neighboring types. For example, someone can be Si, CD, or DC. People can also have personalities spreading over different parts of the scale but will still have a primary type.

Also note that no DiSC style is “better” than any other, and we all demonstrate each of the four styles in our daily lives. DiSC—and other types of assessments— simply helps one learn which style they gravitate toward most. 

D Style

An individual with a Dominance style places emphasis on  accomplishing results and “seeing the big picture”. People with a “D” style are often extroverted, outgoing, and results-oriented. They tend to be direct, decisive, driven, and demanding.

i Style

Individuals with an Influence style are extroverted, outgoing, and people-oriented. They aim to shape their environment by being impressionable, interactive, and influential. People with an “I” style are energizing and enjoy engaging others in conversation.

S Style

Someone with a Steadiness style values cooperation, sincerity, loyalty, and dependability. They enjoy giving support, and ensure harmony and balance within their team.

C Style

An individual with a Conscientiousness style are more introverted and reserved. They are generally analytical, cautious, and intentional. People with a “C” style value competency and precision while maintaining stability and challenge assumptions.

Why Canadian Business Leaders Should Use DiSC

Conducting a DiSC assessment can allow you to understand yourself and your team more, creating a cohesive, team-oriented environment. Some of the benefits of conducting a DiSC assessment include:

Increased self-awareness
By understanding your tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses, you can accelerate your personal growth, performance, and relationships.

Enhance teamwork
Self-awareness can help teams work better together as members can communicate more efficiently through mutual understanding of their personality types leading to productive conflict rather than destructive conflict.

Strong Leadership
The work of a leader is to build creative and constructive environments, open channels of communication, trust, and accountable members. This is achievable when you understand each other’s DiSC types and what each one brings to the table.

How to use DiSC in the Workplace

Aside from evaluating your own tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses, with the DiSC model you can see how you’d typically get along with other personality styles and how you can support one another. Some examples include:

  • Those with a D-Style approach problems aggressively. Provide them with the chance to step up and do so. Assist them in developing their empathy and patience skills.
  • An i-Style may rely heavily on their emotions and intuition. Avoid overloading them with information. Assist the i-Style in managing their emotions while also improving their attention to detail and ability to follow through.
  • The S-Style is an exceptional listener; however, they may not readily express themselves Encourage them to be more assertive in voicing their opinions, as their listening skills and perspectives are highly valuable.
  • The C Style is careful and deliberate. It would be beneficial to recognize and take advantage of their style to evaluate all available options. Encourage them to accept that decision-making without all the information is acceptable, as it is impossible to have all the facts.

Gain Access to DiSC Workplace Today!

The TEC CEO group is designed for CEOs, presidents, owners, and leaders of large enterprises with a vision and drive for developing sustainable businesses in our global economy. Connection in this group will help you champion innovation and collaboration within your organization while strengthening your leadership skills⁠. Among several benefits, we proudly offer all TEC CEO members complimentary access to Everything DiSC Workplace®. To learn more about the TEC CEO program and to see if it’s the right peer advisory group for you, click here.

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