There is no doubt that your personality style has a huge impact on your leadership style. By knowing your DISC leadership style, you can gain immediate insight into your communication preferences, what motivates you, and how you instinctively try to motivate others. In short, you will discover what type of leader you are.
Developing Leadership Skills is Personal
Each behavioral style has instinctive behavioral strengths and limitations. Learning how to maximize your strengths and minimize your limitations is the first step to effective leadership development. The DISC leadership style report will help you identify these strengths and limitations.
- Visionary thinkers
- Genuinely motivated to win
- Confident, bold and daring
- Not afraid to meet challenges
- Charismatic and influencing
- Great communicators
- Optimistic, encouraging and eager
- Not afraid to be “different”
- Inclusive, supportive and caring
- Great team builders and peacemakers
- Hardworking, reliable and dependable
- Willing to “lead by example”
- Often have a plan (and it’s a good one)
- Are experts in their field
- Are well researched and reasoned
- Are highly disciplined and skilled executioners
Some leaders are bold and daring, quick to seize an opportunity and meet challenges head on. This is the D style leader… dominant, direct and decisive.
Some leaders are great motivators and have the ability to inspire greatness in their followers. They are charismatic speakers and know how to influence others. This is the I style leader… influencing, inspiring, and interactive.
Some leaders like to lead by example. They are down-to-earth and work hard. They appreciate the contributions of their team members and have the ability to build strong and loyal teams. This is the S style leader… stable, strong, and supportive.
Some leaders have studied and worked hard to develop skills and talents and are usually recognized as experts in their fields. They lead by virtue of their ability and extensive knowledge. They are excellent planners, strategists and tacticians. They are contemplative and are rarely caught off guard. These are the C style leaders who like to be in control, are creative, and competent.
Situations and Leadership
Different situations call for different leadership styles. Knowing your instinctive leadership style and being aware of what leadership style is required to meet the demands of the situation or environment is essential to being a good leader.
Leadership is a learned skill. Knowing your personality style allows you to capitalize on your leadership strengths, and make the appropriate adjustments when the environment demands it.
As a leader, being aware of your style, as well as knowing the styles of the people around you can give you the insight you need to get the most out of your team.
A Leader’s Guide to Conflict Resolution
85% of employees are affected by workplace conflict. This ebook aims to help you learn how to make constructive connections between DISC personality types and conflict to improve how you deal with personality clashes in the workplace.