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team compatibility

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 SUPPORTER Behavioral Segment?

Supporters (S) tend to be champions of sound ideas, working steadily and diligently to ensure a project is fully realized. They make up 11.9% of the population.

These individuals bring great value to your team, including:

  • Being a good listener
  • Being consistent and steady
  • Building confidence in others

Supporters are more people-oriented than task-oriented and they tend to move at a slower pace.

Some Words that Work for Supporters are:

  • Consistent
  • Usual
  • Secure

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

  • Unexpected
  • Urgent
  • Confrontation

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who behaves 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? Are you as the leader doing things that energize or create unnecessary friction for these members of your team?

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