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DISC Styles – Improving your Performance

Following on from last month, let’s talk about improving your performance. Have you worked out who you are or identified some traits of your employees? Are you Dominant (D), an Influence (I), Steady (S), and Conscientious (C)? Remember, each style corresponds to certain behaviours which express themselves naturally in our interactions with others and help […]

Enhancing individual and team performance for increased Confidence & Communication

Here’s a quick snapshot on how you can identify yourself and your employees.  Please note, that very rarely is a person completely one style, we are usually a mix of 2 or more.  But each of us will have one style which is stronger and more identifiable than the others. Only testing will show you […]

Lessons in Leadership from the All Blacks

Even before they won the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, the New Zealand All Blacks were regarded as the most successful professional sports team in history. They have won 77% of test matches, however in the professional era they have won a staggering 84% of test matches, while from 2010 through until 2015 the number […]

Personality Tests vs DISC Reports

One of the things I love in my role as an Advanced Consultant of Extended DISC is focusing on enhancing individual and team performance for increased Confidence & Communication. That ah-ha moment, when you see the penny drop whether it be an individual recognising their own behaviour and how to modify it or seeing how […]

Helping Your Team Thrive Through Change

You can have the most forward thinking company with the best in IT and training that money can buy. But unless your staff is open and willing to mix things up in a changeable environment, you may face difficulties in getting things implemented. Change management handles this through a systematic approach focusing on the employee […]

DISC THEORY ORIGINS: Ancient Greece

It might be hard to believe that the origins of DISC Theory can be traced back to 3 BC and the so-called “father of medicine,” Hippocrates.   Yes, that’s right. Today’s web-based automated Extended DISC® profiling can trace its core ideas back to ancient times. Originally applied to medicine, Hippocrates also applied his well-known concept […]

Myths Busted – Psychometric Testing

Personality tests, also known as personality profiles, psychometric tests or behavioural assessments, are a popular consulting and human resource tool. Personality tests are no longer just being applied to Recruitment, they are now used for all aspects of business including; Team Building, Organisational and Leadership Development, Communication, Sales Training and even Sports Coaching (just to […]

What is a Psychometric Test?

The phrase ‘Psychometric Test’ sounds scary. Really this is just a word to describe the process of understanding a person’s behavioural style and the skills that can be completed with closed eyes or those that take more energy and concentration. According to The University of Auckland, a psychometric test is a standardised test designed by […]

How to Develop a Culture of Growth Mindset and Learning

It doesn’t matter what position you hold, without the means or the desire to grow and learn, you will at some point lose interest in the task and come to a creative standpoint. As an employee, you must ensure that your staff not only understand this, but that they are willing to consistently develop their […]

Three Ways to Create Collaborative Teams

While you want to foster employees who can carry out tasks by themselves and complete solo projects, collaborative teams and teamwork should always remain high on the priority list. Great leaders understand that their success lies firmly in the success of those operating with them and individuals should also possess this same gauge to measure […]

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