Everything DiSC Workplace AND The New Comparison Report

By Kathy Brohm and Sal Silvester

Have you heard the latest from DiSC? It’s the Everything DiSC Application Library for Sales, Management, and the Workplace.  All of these programs offer additional flexibility and customization not available before.

Tip 25: Does Your Team Hoard Resources?

One of the costliest mistakes teams can make is hoarding and competing for internal resources. This typically happens on teams with a low threshold of trust and little focus on people and collaboration.

So, how can your team transform the competition for the best use of internal resources into collaboration?

Garmin-Slipstream: Doing it Their Way

I can't stop watching the Tour de France! As I mentioned in my previous post, what intrigues me most are the dynamics between the riders that ultimately make or break a team.

Le Tour de France: Team rivalry or teamwork?

Professional cycling is a fascinating sport. I really don’t know much about it, but for the past 8 years I have found myself staying up late and getting up way too early to watch the televised stages of the Tour de France.

Our Maximizing Team Effectiveness webinars are approved for HRCI credit!

Great news for PHR, SPHR, and GPHR professionals! Our Maximizing Team Effectiveness webinar series has been pre-approved for recertification credits through the HR Certification Institute. This 3-part series includes:

The 3 Critical Ingredients to Making Values Work

How many SOPs does your organization have? Do you have SOPs on how to write an SOP?

What core values guide the people in your organization? Are those values real as you hire people, work together, and serve your clients? Or, are they just pretty posters on a boardroom wall?

How do you handle your training? Do you give people a list of the 791 things they can do, a list of the 427 things they can't do, and then have them sign the bottom of the page indicating they understand it all (I've heard it called "check a box training")?

Tip 24: Stop Hiring People "Just Like You!"

One of the costliest mistakes I see teams make is when they hire people who are just like they are. This, more often than not, happens on executive teams where the primary leader has a very dominant personality.

The problem is that it creates a culture where certain behaviors are rewarded and other much needed behaviors in the organization are criticized. It also breeds "group thinking."

So, how do you avoid this costly situation?

Have you seen the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile? It's sweet!


Inscape Publishing has taken DiSC to a whole new level with the new Everything DiSC Workplace. Checkout a Sample Profile.
I have consistently seen amazing results when teams embrace this tool. Team members are able to build better relationships and reduce conflict.

Are You Modeling the Way?

Have you had a chance to read The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner? It's a bit dry, but provides great stories about leadership and, more importantly, a simple and understandable leadership model. It's a great resource to have around the office.

The first of five Practices of Leadership they talk about in the book is "Model the Way." Here's a short excerpt:

Will You Take the Plunge This Summer? You Have Nothing To Lose

Last week I had an amazing hiking, camping, canyoneering trip in Zion National Park. I "took the plunge" so to speak in some beautiful canyoneering routes. Check out the video on this post.

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