Hiring is for the Birds

Every year, millions of people take DISC personality assessments. Sometimes they are taken to satisfy mere curiosity. Other times, they are integrated into an organization’s hiring practices and development efforts. When used properly, a candidate’s DISC profile can help determine job or cultural fit. When used improperly, companies may be screening out potential superstars. There […]

I Wish I Knew This Before…

By Merrick Rosenberg One of most common phrases I hear when I lead DISC training programs or speak at a conference about the DISC styles is, “I wish I knew this before ________.” The blank is typically filled in with statements such as, “I wish I knew this before I got married, had kids, became […]

Personality is a Funny Thing

The other day, I was watching an episode of Big Bang Theory with my wife. Throughout the show, I found myself laughing hysterically. Now I’m not just talking about a quiet chuckle. I was belly laughing out loud. I turned to my wife (who contrasts my Parrot style with her Owl style) and said, “Don’t […]

Opposites Attract

Ask just about anyone whether they would score very differently than their spouse or significant other on a personality test, and the answer will overwhelmingly be “Yes!” As the cliché goes, opposites attract. However, when I ask DISC training participants if they are as attracted to their opposites at work as much as they are […]

“Does Your Boss Stress You Out?”

Does your boss stress you out?Does working for your boss stress you out? If so, consider his or her DISC personality style and contrast it with your own. If your boss is an Owl, he’s probably a stickler for planning and details. If she’s an Eagle, then a big picture focus combined with a rapid […]

Personality in the 2016 Election

(Written during the 2016 Primaries) By Richard Ellis Have you noticed something different about the dialogue surrounding the 2016 presidential election? While candidates and pundits alike are talking about big-ticket issues, the focus on personality is bigger than ever. Not since the 1960’s first-ever TV debate, in which an awkward Richard Nixon squared off against […]