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.