Are you a Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, or Conscientiousness style?  Based on the DiSC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the DiSC model identifies four primary behavioral profiles that can help people to better understand themselves and others.

We’re all influenced by factors like life experiences, education, and maturity.  But we’re also hard-wired with a behavioral style that affects our workplace priorities, how we communicate with others, and how we recognize and adapt to the needs of our coworkers as well as our clients. The DiSC assessment helps to identify which behavior style most influences our work and workplace dynamics. For example, a Dominance style is direct, results-oriented and strong-willed.  He or she may lose patience with an accommodating, even-tempered colleague with a Steadiness profile.  An analytical, precise, and more quiet Conscientiousness profile may find it challenging to connect with an outgoing, optimistic, and high-spirited Influence style.

Understanding your own style and preferences is the first step in building more effective workplace relationships.  While each of us is a blend of all four styles, most people are inclined towards one or two of these styles.  A DiSC assessment identifies your personal style and its strengths, motivators, stressors and limitations.  It also helps you recognize other styles and shows you how to increase your effectiveness in working with these profiles.  The strongest teams recognize and leverage the strengths and motivations of each style.  Assessments can be customized for variety of workplace situations and functions, including management, sales, leadership, and conflict.

CSR is an Everything DiSC Authorized Partner.  If we can help you or your team with DiSC assessments, training, or coaching, please contact us.

Betsy Wallace
Betsy is committed to strategic growth and leadership strategies for small businesses. Prior to joining the CSR team and founding E. Wallace Strategies, Betsy was a Senior Relationship Manager with NeighborWorks America, the country’s preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development. In her nineteen years with NeighborWorks, Betsy consulted with network members developing growth strategies and sustaining partnerships, collaborations, and alliances to expand their impact in communities across the United States. She honed almost two decades of expertise in organizational development, executive transition, program evaluation, and governance as well. Betsy co-managed and served as a Coach for NeighborWorks America’s national Excellence in Governance program and served on the Faculty of the NeighborWorks Training Institute.