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Introduces the famous DiSC profile and gives basic information about interpreting the results. Please read the copyright information. I really appreciate you acknowledging The Business Center as the source for the material. If you need DiSC profiles, please contact us to order them at bizcenter.com .

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  1. 1. DiSC ® Explanation & Interpretation The Business Center Oak Ridge, TN www.bizcenter.com
  2. 2. Copyright <ul><li>DiSC ® is a registered copyright of Inscape Publishing Company. </li></ul><ul><li>Information in these slides has been extracted and modified from materials copyrighted by Carlson Learning Company with permission provided for such use. </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduction and use of these materials by other persons or entities without the express written permission of The Business Center is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright © 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The Business Center </li></ul><ul><li>120 Westview Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge, TN 37830 </li></ul><ul><li>865-220-0774 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Over 35,000,000 sold! </li></ul><ul><li>Developed and compared with other standardized assessments. </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for self-assessments and personal development. </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitively recognizable results. </li></ul><ul><li>Not for hiring, promoting, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>Learn four primary styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand impact of your style. </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate contributions of other styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Combine style contributions for best results. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Basic Concepts <ul><li>Everyone has a bit of each style. </li></ul><ul><li>Each of us tends to rely on one style. </li></ul><ul><li>“Birds of a feather…” </li></ul><ul><li>Blending styles adds strength to a team. </li></ul><ul><li>Different styles can develop conflicts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4 Main Styles <ul><li>D = Dominance </li></ul><ul><li>I = Influence </li></ul><ul><li>S = Steadiness </li></ul><ul><li>C = Conscientiousness </li></ul>
  7. 7. Profiles <ul><li>Profiles display your relative emphasis of each style. </li></ul><ul><li>The closer scores are, the more balance there is in your use of the styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Under pressure, individuals may: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Dig in” deeper with their primary styles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Flip” to their #2 backup styles. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. D = Dominance <ul><li>Strong ego. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal and results oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated by challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>May dismiss others’ feelings and concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>Dislikes losing control. </li></ul>ACTION !
  9. 9. I = Influence <ul><li>People oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Personable and optimistic. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated by social recognition. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be disorganized. </li></ul><ul><li>Dislikes rejection. </li></ul>FEELINGS !
  10. 10. S = Steadiness <ul><li>Team oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent and traditional. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated by keeping status quo. </li></ul><ul><li>May give in easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Dislikes change, turmoil. </li></ul>STABILITY !
  11. 11. C = Conscientiousness <ul><li>Task and detail oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical approach. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated by correctness and quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be critical; paralyzed by analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Dislikes criticism of own work. </li></ul>LOGIC !
  12. 12. Primary Orientations Relationship Oriented Task Oriented Steadiness Conscientious Slow Pace Influence Dominance Fast Pace
  13. 13. “High” Score %ages (Predominantly managers & professionals: n = 20,000) Relationship Oriented Task Oriented Steadiness 30% Conscientious 52% Slow Pace Influence 45% Dominance 52% Fast Pace
  14. 14. Combination Value <ul><li>“D” adds Drive. </li></ul><ul><li>“I” adds Interpersonal Sensitivity. </li></ul><ul><li>“S” adds Appreciation for Continuity. </li></ul><ul><li>“C” adds Analytical Thinking. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Combination Problems <ul><li>“D” squelches others. </li></ul><ul><li>“I” goofs off. </li></ul><ul><li>“S” is stuck in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>“C” hung up on details. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inquiring Minds Want to Know… Relationship Oriented Task Oriented Steadiness How will this affect us? What support is there? Conscientious Is it the “right” thing to do? What’s the plan? Slow Pace Influence What do others think? How are we getting along? Dominance What’s the “bottom line?” Can we get it done now? Fast Pace
  17. 17. Compatibility <ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D + S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I + S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C + S </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D + I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D + C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D + C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I + C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D + S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I + S </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Formula for Success <ul><li>“ Know thyself” and appreciate others. </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy innate strengths where best utilized. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize exposure to weaker areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of “digging in” or “flipping” under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe and describe behaviors and counsel individually or as a team when needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid gratuitous personal analysis of others. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Insert Special Group Results Here
  20. 20. Profile Digestion <ul><li>p. 3 Graph of style mix (pattern). </li></ul><ul><li>p. 4 Summary of primary style. </li></ul><ul><li>p. 10 Pattern Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>p. 15-22 Pattern Descriptions (find yours) </li></ul><ul><li>p. 11-12 Work Habits & Insights </li></ul><ul><li>p. 14 Overview of 4 dimensions. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Me <ul><li>Strengths and contributions I bring to a team. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties I have in a team (or others have with me). </li></ul>
  22. 22. Copyright <ul><li>DiSC ® is a registered copyright of Inscape Publishing Company. </li></ul><ul><li>Information in these slides has been extracted and modified from materials copyrighted by Carlson Learning Company with permission provided for such use. </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduction and use of these materials by other persons or entities without the express written permission of The Business Center is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright © 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The Business Center </li></ul><ul><li>120 Westview Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge, TN 37830 </li></ul><ul><li>865-220-0774 </li></ul>

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