DISC Workshop Follow-Up

As a follow-up to this week’s DISC workshop, here are some links that Sheila Andrus has collected from the Manager’s Tools website to help us delve further into how DISC can be useful in the workplace.

DISC basics http://www.manager-tools.com/docs/DiSC_Basics.pdf

How to use DISC to be Effective Everyday http://www.manager-tools.com/docs/BeEffectiveWithDISC.pdf

There are several podcast resources available to you to support your application of DiSC:

The ‘D’ in DiSC – http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/03/the-d-in-disc

The ‘i’ in DiSC – http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/04/the-i-in-disc

The ‘S’ in DiSC – http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/05/the-s-in-disc

The ‘C’ in DiSC – http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/06/the-c-in-disc

Improve Your Feedback with DiSC – http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/02/improve-your-feedback

Greetings in DiSC – http://www.manager-tools.com/2009/06/greetings-disc

Simple DiSC, Delegation, and Project Management, Part 1 – http://www.manager-tools.com/2009/06/simple-disc-delegation-and-project-management-part-1

Simple DiSC, Delegation, and Project Management, Part 2 – http://www.manager-tools.com/2009/06/simple-disc-delegation-and-project-management-part-2

To be a better communicator, you have to be willing to change. Here are four simple changes you can make:

High D: Smile and slow down

High I: Slow down and ask more questions (and listen to the answer!)

High S: Shorter sentences, less questions

High C: Smile more and choose to be effective rather than right

Each of these changes will reduce conflict and tension and will increase understanding (which is what communication is all about).

– The Manager Tools Team

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