Repeating the same people issues at work?
Maybe you keep hiring employees who consistently fail to report to work, do incomplete work, or even become belligerent when you point out their errors.
Perhaps you’ve moved from job to job, only to work for a boss who doesn’t give you clear direction and disparages you in front of your co-workers and clients.
Your unconscious thought patterns may be creating the same obstacles over and over.
As Frederick Lenz put it, “Life is more or less the same wherever you go, because, wherever you go, there you are.”
Every time you look in the mirror, you will see yourself looking back. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see your unconscious thought patterns as easily?
I can’t promise a DISC Assessment will give you a “thought mirror” you can frequently consult to see if you have spinach or lipstick on your brain, but your DISC profile will help you identify some patterns common to people who respond similarly to the assessment questions.
This is effectively the pre-contemplation phase of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of behavioral modification that I discuss in my book, DIY Conflict Resolution. It moves us to the contemplation phase, from which we can begin the PARR process: Plan, Act, Revise, and Repeat, until you get the results you want. Are you ready to put up better numbers?
Don’t give up on YOUR goals because of their behaviors
It might look like all employees and bosses are difficult and that they are “necessary evils” you must endure on your path to success. That’s just your brain responding to a lot of other stimuli, trying to keep you safe and becoming a well-intended helicopter parent that stifles your growth.
So much can change for the better–especially when you can recognize how your personality types and others typically work together.
Your DISC Profile will identify some of your default behaviors under stress, as well as how you think you need to appear for others and how you see yourself. In the review, we will discuss how your primary personality style tends to work well–and conflict–with other personality styles. You’ll discover how to approach and communicate more effectively with people who simply approach tasks, people, and life differently than you do. You’ll learn to address their deepest fears and focus on the details that matter most to them, so you can both work from your strengths.
Are you ready to start enjoying your work again?
Lucky didn’t feel like he deserved his name
He called seeking legal counsel regarding an employee who had unpredictable attendance and inconsistent performance. Through routine review of his business’ surveillance video, Lucky had discovered this employee was playing Internet games in what little time he was at work. Each time Lucky confronted the employee about his responsibilities and poor performance, the employee became hostile and manipulative. Lucky knew he needed to go, but he felt bad about how it would affect the employee’s family. He didn’t realize he was repeatedly hiring employees he didn’t know how to manage. Until he hired two others with similar behaviors.
Ellie felt stuck and unsuccessful
She had a relatively stable job with a consistent income. She lived in a neighborhood where she felt safe enough. She had a supportive partner, good health, a loving family, and much more. But she thought she would be more successful at this age. Everyone told her she was doing “all the right things”. However, the success she imagined was not yet hers. She wondered if she had wasted opportunities and was no longer entitled to fulfill her dreams. She also wasn’t sure if she had the same dreams.
Our brains play tricks on us
Most people feel like Lucky and Ellie at multiple times in their lives, but our feelings and thoughts aren’t always the most reliable evidence.
Feelings are always valid and need to be felt.
Thoughts can be useful, when we harness them properly.
But experts believe the average human has between 30,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day. We’re clearly not paying attention to all of them. So, we have to make sure we don’t pay attention to the tricky ones. The DISC Assessment is one of the ways I help coaching and mediation clients do this.
Are you ready to start being the boss of your brain?
What to expect
Once you’ve paid your $100.00 fee, I’ll send you a link and a one-time code for you to complete the assessment. After you’ve logged in there, you will be guided through a series of questions. I recommend that you go with your first answer. Don’t try to anticipate the “correct” answers. There aren’t any. You aren’t being judged or scored. We’re just trying to identify the default behaviors that are creating obstacles for you.
A copy of your report will be emailed to me immediately after you finish. I will then reach out with a few dates and times for us to review your results.
During our review of your DISC profile, we will discuss:
- Your biggest challenge right now
- Your profile and how you might overcome that challenge
- Any surprises, questions, or concerns about your profile
Approximately one week after our review, I’ll reach out to see how you are doing with your action plan. If you aren’t taking action, I’ll give you some options for moving forward. Sometimes I recommend coaching. Other times, I refer clients to books, courses, and other experts. We will design something that works for you right now.
Stay on PARR: Plan, Act, Revise, and Repeat, until you get the results you want. You deserve to be “lucky” and to live the life you want!
Prefer to do-it-yourself?
I’ll send you a link and a one-time code for you to complete the assessment.
This was so much more valuable than I expected. I’ve done a lot of assessments, but talking with you through this is helping me see that I don’t have to change who I am. I can just try some new actions in some situations. ~ G.M., Small Business Owner, NY
After poring over the DISC results again, it was as if a light shone through the darkness…I cannot explain how much this whole process has meant to me, and you helped me through it…I am so grateful for you and your expertise. ~ T.B., Educator, Switzerland