from Jane Roqueplot, from ProfilingPro
Which DISC Personal Style is most suited to be a leader?
That’s because this is a trick question!
They all are.
Many people make the assumption that one personal style is better at leading than others; however, great leaders have many different personal styles, which include all of the DISC styles.
People who fall into each of the four DISC personal styles all have the potential to be effective and capable leaders.
Each person will have their own innate and unique leadership style, which will naturally be very different from others. Identifying the special talents that each personal style brings to a leadership role will be the best place to start when searching for the best person for a promotion or when working to bring out your own inner leader.
Why a D Personal Style makes a great leader:
People with a D personal style don’t just like to be in charge, they need to be in charge. They are happiest and most productive when given a leadership role, which makes sense considering their major strengths are making quick decisions, delegating tasks, creating action plans, and seeing the big picture. Since they are tough-minded, driven, demanding and not afraid of confrontation, people with D personal styles are ambitious, forceful, commanding, fearless, and driven leaders. They want results now, which results in a strong and direct leadership style.
D Style leaders command the respect of others through their confident, authoritative style. The demand as much of others as they do themselves. When they give direction, people tend to follow through without debate. Leaders with a D personal style are unflinching in the face of conflict, and are not afraid of dealing with difficult issues head-on.
Why an I Personal Style makes a great leader:
Different than the D personal style leaders who command respect through their direct and demanding personalities, I Style leaders are extroverts who bring people together using their charm, charisma and enthusiasm. Many people like to be around I Style leaders because of their magnetic personalities. I Style leaders create strong and cohesive teams since they are great at communication and enjoy an interactive environment.
I Style leaders have boundless energy, genuinely enjoy the company of others and are able to naturally motivate and inspire the people around them. They are like able, easy to talk to, and are often able to diffuse conflict using their sharp sense of humor. They are also extremely persuasive, and their natural optimism make the people around them believe that anything is possible.
Why an S Personal Style makes a great leader:
S Style leaders are collaborative, considerate and communicative. They create a respectful, positive, mutually beneficial environment because of the value they place on the overall cohesiveness of the group. S Style leaders are very attentive to the needs and well being of others. They are good listeners that are inclusive of other people’s ideas, and are excellent at mediating conflict in a stressful environment.
S Style leaders are calm, patient and relaxed. They tend to put everyone at ease, and are seen by others as dependable and supportive. S Style leaders are great leaders to employ when looking to create a cooperative and harmonious environment.
Why a C Personal Style makes a great leader:
C Style leaders are methodical and organized. They use their natural strengths in analysis and planning to look at problems from all sides, and put a great deal of thought into calculating any course of action. Because they are perfectionists, C Style leaders hold everyone who works for them to high standards of excellence.
C Style leaders are excellent at enforcing deadlines, creating schedules, and are sticklers for accuracy. They demonstrate an example of thoughtful, calculated problem solving, which inspires people around them to think decisions through carefully and to examine problems from all possible angles.