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DISC - Newsletter #070 ADAPTING YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE WHEN YOU ARE THE




1: Dominance – High "D" Style

• Allow others to do things without excessive or untimely interference.

• Participate in the group without expecting always to be in command.

• Modify your tendency to give orders.

• Enlist others' input and support through participative, collaborative actions.

• Praise and give credit for jobs well done.

• Let colleagues and employees know that you realize it is only natural that you and others will make mistakes.

• When delegating, give some authority along with the responsibility.


2: Influence – High "I" Style

• Improve your follow-through efforts.

• Monitor socializing to keep it in balance with other aspects of business and life.

• Write things down and work from a list, so you will know what to do and when to do it.

• Prioritize activities and focus on tasks in their order of importance.

• Become more organized and orderly in the way you do things.

• Get the less appealing tasks of the day over with early in the day.

• Pay attention to your time management.

• Check to make sure you are on course with known tasks or goals.


3: Steadiness – High "S" Style

• Stretch by taking on a bit more (or different) duties beyond your comfort level.

• Increase verbalization of your thoughts and feelings.

• Speed up your actions by getting into some projects more quickly.

• Desensitize yourselves somewhat, so that you are not negatively affected by your colleagues' feelings to the point of affecting your own performance.

• Learn to adapt more quickly to either changes or refinements of existing practices.

• Bolster your assertiveness techniques.


4: Conscientious – High "C" Style

• Modify criticism (whether spoken or unspoken) of others' work.

• Check less often, or only check the critical things (as opposed to everything), allowing the flow of the process to continue.

• Ease up on controlling emotions; engage in more water cooler interaction.

• Accept the fact that you can have high standards without expecting perfection.

• Occasionally confront a colleague (or boss) with whom you disagree, instead of avoiding or ignoring them (and doing what you want to do, anyway).

• Tone down the tendency to OVER-prepare.



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