Team members with different DiSC styles working together and the text "Help People Work Better Together as an Everything DiSC Certified Practitioner"

Become An Everything DiSC Facilitator: New Training Dates Available

If you’re a fan of the Everything DiSC model for better workplace collaboration, or even if you’re just interested in mentoring peers and direct reports, consider becoming a facilitator.

You can become certified as an Everything DiSC Practitioner in just two weeks. You’ll build the credibility and expertise to deliver impactful DiSC experiences and transform teams.

This blended learning approach combines self-directed online learning modules and virtual sessions led by us! Build high-performing, engaged cultures as a DiSC expert and coach!

By the end of your training, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the DiSC model, research, and key principles
  • Learn to build custom solutions using the Everything DiSC on Catalyst experience
  • Familiarize yourself with the full Everything DiSC application suite
  • Practice facilitation techniques while receiving feedback in a safe environment
  • Gain access to Wiley’s online training center, connecting you to course content and offering networking opportunities with your peers

“We’ve used Everything DiSC for years, and Catalyst has helped our organization develop a common language to build better relationships. Our employees use Catalyst before a call to gain insight into how to make the most of their meetings.”

– Annie Vallier, Training & Development Manager, Blount Fine Foods

Why should you become certified in DiSC? You’ll gain the skills to integrate DiSC into your organizational culture and help your team members build the social and emotional know-how to have more effective interactions. You’ll also gain a valuable credential backed by over 50 years of research, unlocking potential opportunities for training and mentoring beyond your organization.

Check out our upcoming session dates below and contact us for more information!

April 9 – 18

April 23 – May 2

May 7 – 16

May 22 – 31

Driving Buy-In With Everything DiSC for Management

Everything DiSC is an impactful tool for realizing our tendencies and how to use them to communicate better with one another at work. But another gem is DiSC Management, which develops a management culture that brings out the best in everyone and drives employee buy-in.

Managers uncover their unique DiSC management style, and through this lens, they learn how to adapt their style to each person they manage. They also discover how their natural tendencies will impact their ability to succeed in leadership.

The type of environment managers create for their team can be motivating or demotivating, so DiSC Management helps them create a climate that increases engagement.

Other insights managers get from this versatile tool include:

  • Their natural strengths and challenges when delegating and directing and how they can work with their team more effectively.
  • Learning how their own manager tends to see them and how they can better connect with that manager and deal with conflict.
  • Practice gauging the styles of their direct reports, which helps them learn how to read people more effectively.

Download a free sample management profile on our website to learn more.

Workplace Agility 101

What does agility in the workplace mean to you?

The Everything DiSC Agile EQ method teaches you to read a situation’s emotional and interpersonal needs and respond accordingly.

Things like when a receptive versus an objective mindset is best, how to respond to a situation outside your comfort zone, and how to use your emotional intelligence strengths in new ways are what you master when learning agility. Once you understand emotional intelligence, you’ll know why making good decisions in social or emotionally charged situations can be challenging. And how you can leverage the DiSC model to develop emotional intelligence at scale in your organization.

Learn more about how we facilitate Agile EQ training (and download a sample report) here.

Tips For Improving Your Leadership And Culture In 2024

As organizations transition to 2024, how should they manage their teams? How can leaders prioritize soft skills and wellbeing, provide education, and support their talent? How can leaders secure results while being agile and open to new possibilities?

Based on our insights working with teams and surveys conducted by Wiley Workplace Intelligence, we’ve put together some tips for improving your leadership and ensuring your organizational culture thrives this year:

  1. Ensure effective manager and cross-functional communication: From 1-1 meetings to emails, town halls, and messaging apps, today’s teams communicate in many ways. The method for sharing organizational information can vary according to the number of teams involved, the hierarchy, and the organization’s mission and values. Regardless of how your team communicates, listening to the insights of your employees and making space for concerns, questions, and professional development are critical to making your people feel heard and valued. Effective communication can also help organizations improve engagement levels.
  2. Provide opportunities for upskilling: By offering leadership training and education for employees to expand their skills, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to their employees’ growth and development. Organizations will also save time and money by investing in their talent rather than hiring new employees.
  3. Seek understanding by leveraging proven tools: As teams evolve, they must know how to navigate change. Roles shift, teams undergo structural changes, and organizations often experience fast growth. Understanding your people and how they react to change will help you best support them during uncertain times. Assessments like Everything DiSC can help managers lead with a human approach and help teams work together more effectively.

Whatever challenges your teams may face in this new year, working on these three areas can give you a jumpstart into a happier and healthier organizational culture.

Need a little extra support and guidance? Choose us as your authorized partner for DiSC facilitation, or allow us to create a custom leadership development program based on your needs.

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The DiSC wheel shows four styles: D, i, S, and C, and the psychological tendencies and needs of each style.

Your Psychological Needs At Work, According To DiSC

If you thought Everything DiSC was just a workplace assessment used to determine basic personality traits, you are right. But it’s also so much more. Let’s explore the spectrum of psychological needs and motivations represented in the DiSC model:

  • If you are bold and thrive on challenge, you’re likely a D style.
  • If you are your team’s biggest cheerleader, you’re probably an i (little i)!
  • Is your natural role as a nurturer and mediator? You’re an S.
  • As a C style, you appreciate consistency and order.

You may also be a combination of more than one style. The DiSC model reflects your behavioral preferences and enables you to pinpoint your strengths and needs in the workplace. Leveraging the strategies from DiSC, you and your team will learn how to adapt to one another’s styles, ultimately improving engagement and collaboration.

Plus, your team will build the foundation for future emotional and social skills training. Your DiSC training experience is likely to spark “aha” moments that illuminate things about yourself you didn’t even realize, allowing you to build a better relationship with yourself and with your teammates.

Ready to try it out? Shop the DiSC solutions with us as your partner, or reach out to request some free resources to learn more: MDR: DiSC Solutions

#Teamworking #WorkplaceCulture

Engage Your Teams with Groups on Catalyst

By teaching people more about themselves and others, assessments like Everything DiSC change the way team members communicate and collaborate. And with Catalyst, Everything DiSC’s intuitive and dynamic platform, those transformations come even easier. Groups on Catalyst is a feature that allows learners to seamlessly create groups based on the teams they’re part of. This user-friendly tool is a kind of visual map of your team’s dynamics, and it provides personalized insights and comparisons to teach you how to work better together. A fun and interactive approach to team building, Groups will engage your teams and empower more effective work interactions.

Catalyst supports both classroom and virtual training, so wherever you and your team members are, Groups on Catalyst can accommodate your learning preferences. Additionally, if you want to sharpen your managers’ understanding of their direct reports, Groups will give managers insight into the team dynamics that influence performance. Using Catalyst, managers can learn about the strengths and potential blind spots that exist within their teams.

We must not underestimate the importance of social and emotional skills in the workplace and how interpersonal relationships impact productivity and performance. The power of Catalyst is how it integrates DiSC methodology into the flow of work, making lasting behavior change possible. Once you go DiSC, I promise you, teaming won’t ever be the same again!

#DiSConCatalyst #Teamwork #MakingtheDreamwork

More questions? We’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us here.

 

 

 

Why I Support the Everything DiSC Assessment for Leadership and Teams

Everything DiSC graph showing the four styles: D, i, C, S

Why #EverythingDiSC?

I am a big fan of this tool over other leadership assessments for the same reason that, as CEO of MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc., I invested in becoming an authorized partner. It’s an adaptive testing tool, meaning the test adapts to the test-taker, whereby increasing accuracy of results.

Plus, DiSC® is simple to understand and easy to immediately implement. With the Catalyst platform, your team can compare their tendencies to those of their teammates and get actionable tips on how to work together. The tool is incredibly enlightening and adapts to the unique needs of each person and situations they encounter. You can even create your own custom groups on Catalyst. Let’s say, for example, you join a new team and now need guidance on the dynamics and challenges you might face as a group. You can continue to use and adjust your Catalyst view and data as your needs change.

With more generations present in the workforce than ever before, plus a mixed bag of hybrid, remote, and in-office employees, we must understand ourselves and others in order to work cohesively as teams. Better communication will be the currency of the most successful organizations.

Taking your leadership up a notch includes knowing yourself and your people, so starting with a reputable and high-quality assessment will be a game-changer for your growth.

MDR: DiSC on Catalyst

#Teamwork #MakingtheDreamwork #WorkplaceAssessments

How to Cultivate Psychological Safety at Work

What’s your feeling of psychological safety at work? The answer might depend on your level or title.

According to Everything DiSC research, managers report lower levels of safety than higher-ups. This means feeling as though mistakes are held against them or struggling to deal with tough issues is something that plagues managers, which influences how psychologically healthy the work environment is.

There also seems to be a correlation between job level and feeling valued. So how do we as leaders ensure safety, trust, and value at every level of the organization? Facilitated learning like with DiSC can cultivate some of the more essential EQ skills that will drive better communication and trust.

We cannot forget that while managers and lower-level leaders are responsible for overseeing and developing others, they themselves might not be comfortable making mistakes and having tough conversations. “While it is a departure from more traditional (and increasingly outdated) corporate models, many organizations are coming around to the idea that innovation happens at every level…” And in order to secure a cohesive and safe culture, we must promote innovation and value contribution at all levels of the organization.

Read more on the research in Everything DiSC’s latest blog post:
Psychological Safety at Work: The Key to Success and How to Get It

#EQ #Culture #WellbeingAtWork

Everything DiSC on Catalyst graphic

What Tools Are You Bringing to the Workplace?

Think of someone’s personality as special skillset or toolbox that they bring to work. Based on your traits and tendencies, you’ll be uniquely adept at some tasks and you’ll find others more challenging.

If teams don’t try to understand each other, collaboration and cohesion will be a significant hurdle, not to mention the organizational culture will suffer.

Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™ gives you insight into your teammates’ styles and how they interact with your own. This assessment and platform essentially shows you what’s in your work toolbox. From how you communicate to what you thrive on and what you struggle with, this tool will underpin all your workplace interactions and show you how to leverage one another’s DiSC styles to work together better.

Learn more by requesting some free resources or signing up for an upcoming showcase webinar: MDR: DiSC on Catalyst

#TeamWorking #DiSCStyles #TeamBuilding #AuthorizedPartner

How Do Workplace Experiences Impact Different Generations?

Recent research from Wiley Workplace Intelligence dug into all the different generations present in the workplace and how they feel about aspects of their work. This research sought to understand if differing areas of skill and experience, as well as different values and desires, might cause conflict and impact teams as a whole. We already know that due to growing up with social media, for example, Millenials and Generation Z experience the world quite differently than Baby Boomers. So how do these differences show up at work? The results of this research might surprise you.

Despite the generational gap and widely-held stereotypes (for instance, that younger generations are idealists and Boomers are the opposite), the majority of Boomers and Gen X individuals surveyed said that a fulfilling job means a great deal to them.

So as leaders, how exactly do we create fulfillment for our people? Building trust is a great place to start. Fostering accountability and  leadership – regardless of role or title – can also go a long way in creating meaningful experiences at work. Ultimately, we should avoid assuming different generations don’t share experiences or appreciate the same things when it comes to workplace culture. In addition, addressing workplace struggles that can potentially lead to a hostile work environment will be the most proactive thing leaders can do.

Read more about the survey findings in Everything DiSC’s latest blog post: Four Generations at Work: The Unexpected Truth

#AuthorizedPartner #DiSC #FulfillingCareer #GenerationalDifferences