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DISC – JSM Career Coaching Blog


Use Your Fitness Routine to Understand Your DISC Style

by Jane Roqueplot Understanding DISC styles is understanding predictable behaviors of both the motivation for our goals, and the diversions from our goals. Goal setting and the motivation to reach those goals are based on behavioral styles and personal characteristics. Below is a general breakdown of each DISC core style and tips as each applies …

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Natural vs. Adapted Behavior

Reading the article, The UpSpiral “Sync” With Your Strengths, reminded me of several conversations I’ve had this week. I’ve been talking a lot this week about the concept of natural versus learned (or adapted) behavior. This concept critical when it comes to what it means to have clarity about your career goals, in addition to …

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DISC Humor: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

by Jane Roqueplot People Are Different, and react and respond differently… Understanding the DISC styles is not just about optimism and pessimism – it’s about how different people relate to the world and to each other – in different jobs, roles, and situations – in different ways. Perhaps even more interestingly the quotes, you’re about …

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Examples of Values, Drivers, and Motivators

Here are some descriptions of Values/Drivers/Motivators: Theoretical: The drive for Knowledge A passion to discover, systematize and analyze; a search for knowledge. • High: Shows a high degree of curiosity; appetite for learning; technical credibility. • Low: Wants to learn enough to be practical and get results; quick implementation of ideas. Utilitarian: The drive for …

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DISC Behavior Assessments and Values/Motivators

What dimensional models have in common is that they attempt to describe observable behavior.  In other words, they explain HOW individuals do what they do . . . The DISC model has been of enormous benefit in determining the HOW of our behavioral choices or style preferences. As valuable as the DISC concept has become, …

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DISC Humor: Family Road Trip

Using funny anecdotes to explain the DISC style often makes these behavioral styles easier to understand and remember!   The Family Road Trip with DISC The High D’s are most likely to speed. They don’t take many rest stops and are all about getting to the destination quickly. The High I’s keep the conversation going …

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What you Really Need to Succeed

Check out this fascinating article! “Research carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that 85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human engineering,” your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead. Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. Additionally, Nobel Prize winning Israeli-American psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, …

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Valentine’s Day the DISC Way

by Jane Roqueplot (Though not typical “Job Search Coach” material, I thought this was an intriguing way to learn more about DISC. Hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day!) It’s often advertised that love is expressed on Valentine’s Day through a gift of flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or even a Teddy Bear. What if you really want to express …

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DISC Behavioral Styles and Networking

Do any of these descriptions describe you? Remember, you’re not just one “type” but usually have one predominant style that is offset by a secondary style. Just a little food for thought as you consider the value of networking and your own job search. Quick tip: When you are at a networking session – see …

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Basic Breakdown of DISC

What is this “DISC Behavioral Assessment” program that you keep reading about? Very simply, it’s a way to identify a person’s behavior or temperament. Once you understand your own and others’ communication styles, strengths and limitations, you can then tailor your interactions to ensure that your relationships are   mutually positive and beneficial. (As a Certified …

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