Ever wonder why you just don't get along with certain people?
They rub you the wrong way or they aren't as responsive as you'd like?
When these people are your employees it's especially important that you have tools to resolve team conflict. Part of your role is to engage, approach, coach, inspire and lead all sorts of personality types. But we need to value, understand and know how to support them.
LeaderGov now offers a new system to help you do just that.
LeaderGov's Team Assessment System is a powerful way to compare personalities on your team and visually see how and where you are different.
Knowing how to modify your approach to others is a key to successful management. LeaderGov's new system gives you a way to better relate, coach and work cooperatively with your team.
Below is a sample of how Tim and I compare. You can use the drop down to select any team member to compare yourself to.
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We all have natural tendencies in how we lead in local government. There are four important words that will provide insights into how you lead that all point to your overall DISC personality type. DISC is a personality assessment that helps you better understand your natural style and how your style can be an asset or sometimes lead to unhealthy leadership.
The four words are: Problems, People, Pace and Procedure
Problems: Every leader encounters problems. But how we approach them varies greatly. Do you naturally move toward problems to resolve them or do you move away from problems? Maybe you hope they'll diminish or resolve themselves. But D-style personality types naturally move toward problems. They like addressing problems directly. But if you don't naturally move toward problems (as another style), you may want to consider a more assertive stance toward problems. As we all know, unaddressed...
All great organizations have one thing in common... they hire smart, good-fit candidates onto their teams. While easily said, hiring can be a stressful and challenging. In this LeaderGov blog we'd like to share six ideas to help you supercharge your hiring processes.
As a leader, it's important to know the people you work with. Strong relationships lead to stronger teams, and stronger teams lead to a more productive and more successful company. But getting to know people isn't just knowing their favorite TV show or the name of their spouse. That's trivia. To effectively manage your team, you've got to be aware of and understand your team members' personalities.
There are tons of personality tests out there: Myers-Briggs, Big Five,...
At LeaderGov we frame much of our local government workshops and online training around the four major personality styles as defined by DiSC. DiSC is the worlds most popular personality profiling program and is used by over 1,000,000 people per year.
The DiSC model includes styles called Driver, Inspiring, Supporter and Cautious. Each style has inherent positive qualities and challenges in how they communicate. In our workshops we help local government leaders learn their styles (or take the assessment) so that they can know their own style (strengths and weaknesses) and also learn how to approach other styles for maximum effectiveness.
Which style are you and how do you sometimes see yourself communicating in ineffective ways?