What about DISC?

We've just reviewed all 12 Driving Forces and now have a much better understanding of why your team members do the things they do, as well as your own leadership style! But what about DISC? Most people think that at Kutsko Consulting, we specialize in DISC, which we do, but there is more to what makes a person who they are.

As we move forward in our lesson series we will go into a similar level of detail into DISC styles as we just did with Driving Forces, so that you can be a healthy leader and grow a healthy team with all the necessary tools at your disposal. Before we dive deeply into a new science, though, I thought it might be helpful to have an overview of the various human sciences we incorporate into our coaching and consulting work with leaders and teams.

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Are you a STRUCTURED or a receptive leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to remain open and flexible in their methodologies and approach to life while others tend to live within defined systems and traditional approaches?

What is the STRUCTURED Driving Force?

People with Structured as their primary Driving Force are driven by traditional approaches, proven methods and a defined system for living. They make up 5% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Protecting beliefs
  • Seeking consistency
  • Fitting within a structure

And stressed out by things like:

  • Embracing new ideas
  • Disregarding tradition
  • Redesigning existing systems

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Tradition
  • Ideology
  • Constant

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Possibilities
  • New methods
  • Flexible

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics...

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Are you a RECEPTIVE or a structured leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to remain open and flexible in their methodologies and approach to life while others tend to live within defined systems and traditional approaches?

What is the RECEPTIVE Driving Force?

People with Receptive as their primary Driving Force are driven by new ideas, methods, and opportunities that fall outside a defined system for living. They make up 11% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Questioning unnecessary protocols
  • Creating new systems
  • Thinking out-of-the-box

And stressed out by things like:

  • Supporting status quo
  • Following outdated processes
  • Acting repetitively

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Possibilities
  • Agile
  • Open-minded

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Constant
  • Tradition
  • Routine

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics...

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Are you a COMMANDING or collaborative leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek to share power, recognition and control while others seek to be recognized and control their own destiny?

What is the COMMANDING Driving Force?

People with Commanding as their primary Driving Force are driven by status, recognition and control over personal freedom. They make up 13% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Obtaining status symbols
  • Pursuing advancement opportunities
  • Creating and controlling their destiny

And stressed out by things like:

  • Delaying personal advancement
  • Lacking authority
  • Having a small work-space

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Lead
  • Control
  • Win

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Together
  • Cooperative
  • Supportive

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or missing from your team? Do...

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Are you a COLLABORATIVE or commanding leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek to share power, recognition, and control while others seek to be recognized and control their own destiny?

What is the COLLABORATIVE Driving Force?

People with Collaborative as their primary Driving Force are driven by being in a supporting role and contributing with little need for individual recognition. They make up 4% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Working on team projects
  • Feeling included
  • Connecting to the team

And stressed out by things like:

  • Being in egotistical environments
  • Recognizing individual achievements
  • Working alone

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Together
  • Cooperative
  • Community

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Status
  • Individual
  • Control

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or missing from your team? Do...

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Are you an ALTRUISTIC or intentional leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to be selective in who they help and serve while others tend to serve, help and eliminate the suffering of others indiscriminately?

What is the ALTRUISTIC Driving Force?

People with Altruistic as their primary Driving Force are driven to assist others for the satisfaction of being helpful or supportive. They make up 6% of the population. 

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Eliminating conflict
  • Supporting humanitarian causes
  • Participating in charitable events

And stressed out by things like:

  • Observing favoritism
  • Ignoring others in need
  • Prioritizing self before others

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Comfort
  • Sacrifice
  • Compassion

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Selective
  • Deliberate
  • Intentional

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these...

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Are you an INTENTIONAL or altruistic leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to be selective in who they help and serve while others tend to serve, help and eliminate the suffering of others indiscriminately?

What is the INTENTIONAL Driving Force?

People with Intentional as their primary Driving Force are driven to assist others for a specific purpose, not just for the sake of being helpful or supportive. They make up 14% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Being with purposeful people
  • Relying on self
  • Developing internal advocates

And stressed out by things like:

  • Acting without personal benefit
  • Disregarding contribution
  • Making emotion-based decisions

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Purposeful
  • Selective
  • Benefit

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Kindness
  • Volunteer
  • Donate

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics...

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Are you an objective or HARMONIOUS leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek function in their surroundings while others seek to fully experience their surroundings?

What is the HARMONIOUS Driving Force?

People with Harmonious as their primary Driving Force are driven by the the experience, subjective viewpoints and balance in their surroundings. They make up 4% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Appreciating beauty and harmony
  • Experiencing surroundings
  • Expressing imagination

And stressed out by things like:

  • Having lackluster surroundings
  • Disregarding balance
  • Overemphasizing function

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Expression
  • Atmosphere
  • Balance

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Function
  • Objective
  • Compartmentalize

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or missing from your team?...

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Are you an OBJECTIVE or harmonious leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek function in their surroundings while others seek to fully experience their surroundings?

What is the OBJECTIVE Driving Force?

People with Objective as their primary Driving Force are driven by the functionality and objectivity of their surroundings. They make up 12% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Compartmentalizing
  • Providing tangible outcomes
  • Deciding based on data

And stressed out by things like:

  • Being subjective
  • Prioritizing appearance over function
  • Pursuing intangible ideas

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Detach
  • Function
  • Reality

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Experience
  • Harmony
  • Subjective

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or missing from your team? Do they or would they benefit the team?...

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Are you a selfless or RESOURCEFUL leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to be unrestrained in the application of resources while others tend to utilize and apply their resources to maximize return?

What is the RESOURCEFUL Driving Force?

People with Resourceful as their primary Driving Force are driven by practical results, maximizing both efficiency and returns for their investments of time, talent, energy and resources. They make up 6% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Obtaining practical results
  • Eliminating waste
  • Being compensated based on performance

And stressed out by things like:

  • Being redundant
  • Using resources inefficiently
  • Ignoring the return on investment

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Profitable
  • Efficient
  • Benefit

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Endless
  • Donate
  • Casual

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members...

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