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Are you a Relating Leader?

We are talking about DISC and how the various DISC styles show up in your leadership and on your team. There are eight behavioral segments that we are going over one-by-one each week. Use the following information to give your team members a clear understanding and appreciation of the diverse individuals on your team.

What is the RELATER Behavioral Segment?

Relaters (I/S) tend to take time, think positively, and are focused on interpersonal relationships. They make up 20.08% of the population.

These individuals bring great value to your team, including:

  • Being a team player
  • Building strong relationships
  • Having a positive sense of humor

Relaters are more people-oriented than task-oriented and they tend to move at a moderate pace, neither fast nor slow.

Some Words that Work for Relaters are:

  • Easygoing
  • Simple
  • Responsive

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

  • Complex
  • Abstract
  • Analytical

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Are you a Promoting Leader?

We are talking about DISC and how the various DISC styles show up in your leadership and on your team. There are eight behavioral segments that we are going over one-by-one each week. Use the following information to give your team members a clear understanding and appreciation of the diverse individuals on your team.

What is the PROMOTER Behavioral Segment?

Promoters (I) tend to verbalize many thoughts to influence outcomes. They make up 17.46% of the population.

These individuals bring great value to your team, including:

  • Taking a positive approach to conflict
  • Spontaneity
  • Verbalizing their feelings

Promoters are more people-oriented than task-oriented and they tend to move at a faster, not a slower pace.

Some Words that Work for Promoters are:

  • Flexible
  • Inspiring
  • Exciting

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

  • Ordinary
  • Quiet
  • Strict

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Are you a Persuading Leader?

We are talking about DISC and how the various DISC styles show up in your leadership and on your team. There are eight behavioral segments that we are going over one-by-one each week. Use the following information to give your team members a clear understanding and appreciation of the diverse individuals on your team.

What is the PERSUADER Behavioral Segment?

Persuaders (D/I) tend to convince others by appealing to reason, understanding, or emotion. They make up 12.68% of the population.

These individuals bring great value to your team, including:

  • Being cordially enterprising
  • Being innovative
  • Accomplishing goals through people

Persuaders are right in the middle between task-oriented and people-oriented and they tend to move at a faster, not a slower pace.

Some Words that Work for Persuaders are:

  • Amazing
  • Unprecedented
  • Extraordinary

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

  • Standardized
  • Structured
  • Uniform

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Are you a Conducting Leader?

We are talking about DISC and how the various DISC styles show up in your leadership and on your team. There are eight behavioral segments that we are going over one-by-one each week. Use the following information to give your team members a clear understanding and appreciation of the diverse individuals on your team.

What is the CONDUCTOR Behavioral Segment?

Conductors (D) tend to be direct, decisive, and seek results. They make up 7.12% of the population.

These individuals bring great value to your team, including:

  • Challenging the status quo
  • Being driven by results
  • Being Challenge-oriented

They are more task-oriented than people-oriented and they tend to move at a faster, not a slower pace.

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Quick
  • Advantage
  • Decisive

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

  • Inconsistent
  • Follow Directions
  • Patient

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The 8 Ways Your Team Members Behave

Are you ready to go a little deeper into the psychology of observable human behavior, otherwise known as "DISC?" Similar to how we went through the 12 Driving Forces we will now be going over each of the 8 Behavioral Segment Definitions that make up the TTI DISC Wheel. Each member of your team falls primarily into one of these segments.

Here are the definitions of each:

  • CONDUCTOR - D - People who tend to be direct, decisive, and seek results.
  • PERSUADER - D/I - People who tend to convince others by appealing to reason, understanding, or emotion.
  • PROMOTER - I - People who tend to verbalize many thoughts to influence outcomes.
  • RELATER - I/S - People who tend to take their time, think positively, and are focused on interpersonal relationships.
  • SUPPORTER - S - People who tend to be champions of sound ideas, working steadily and diligently to ensure a project is fully realized.
  • COORDINATOR - S/C - People who tend to be fact-oriented and adhere to...
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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

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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

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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

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