DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile
Quality leadership is essential for building a dedicated team. Individuals working toward a common goal tend to produce positive results when communication between leaders and subordinates is placed at the forefront of an organization’s priorities. This communication is elevated when a person has a greater understanding of the leadership style they innately use when interacting with others. Many leaders have a vision for what they want to achieve. The DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile is a tool to capture that vision in order to find methods for effectively carrying out tangible means of executing their objectives. It is an expansion of the DiSC® Personality Profile, adding valuable information to a person’s standard DiSC® scores, by explaining where a person’s energy is generally placed when holding a leadership role. It is an informative report designed to help individuals gain a better understanding of how their innate behaviors and personality influence others.
Organizations can use the DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile Report Assessment for participants to:
- Learn how innate behaviors affect their leadership style.
- Develop self-awareness to find motivational factors driven by behavior.
- Realize their leadership strengths and recognize areas of challenge, in order to modify behaviors for optimization of building productive leadership methods.
- Expand on the DiSC® model by using personalized results for behavioral development.
- Understand personality expressions of others who may assess in alternate DiSC® styles.
The DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile Report is a unique assessment used to assist individuals to gain insight into their innate behavioral patterns when working in a leadership role. It is a tool for realizing leadership strengths and for developing interpersonal skills. Unlike other DiSC® reports, the Work of Leaders Profile is designed to help a participant understand themselves, instead of focusing on understanding differences between others. This self-understanding can allow a person to appreciate their behaviors that are encouraging productive leadership and realize those which may require focused modification. However, the report is an expansion of the DiSC® model, breaking down each DiSC® personality function’s focus of energy which affects a leader’s priorities.
It begins with an overview of the participant’s scores for the official DiSC® model. The 4-letter DiSC® represents four behaviors: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C). It is possible to score borderline between two DiSC® traits, whereas a two-letter symbol such as Di (Dominant/Influence) is assigned. Next, an individual’s DiSC® score is represented by a black dot on the DiSC® graph. If the block dot is close to the center of the diagram, the person is said to be more connected to that DiSC® dimension and may easily display characteristics of the reported style. The DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile Report is expanded by including Shading, which can fall under one or more of eight priorities, each within a designated portion of the DiSC®.
Below is an explanation of the eight Priorities that an individual may report as innate behavioral characteristics when leading:
- Pioneering innovative and opportunistic, these leaders tend to build on established processes and procedures in order to find methods for growth and success. They often prefer to keep things moving forward and may become irritated with others who find solace in remaining stagnant.
- Energizing – these leaders are often seen in organizations where group collaboration is celebrated. They are often outgoing people who can easily captivate the attention of others. Individuals who assess with this priority have been known to celebrate successes and be optimistic about future aspirations.
- Affirming – individuals assessing in the affirming priority are often easy-going and approachable. They have been known to be the type of people who can “put themselves in other’s shoes” by considering emotions over logic when making decisions.
- Inclusive – these people-oriented leaders are known for their patience and reliability. They generally want to ensure that everyone’s opinion is heard and may tend to make accommodations for inclusivity. Harmony is key for people assessing with this priority, therefore these leaders may avoid conflict.
- Humble – calm, reserved, and fair, these individuals have been known to put their own opinions aside in order to make decisions that benefit everyone. They may be the type of leader who quietly produces results by using delegation tactics that are well distributed between their team.
- Deliberate – these leaders base their successes by the quality of their production. They are generally cautious when making decisions and may want to have all the facts prior to doing so, even if more time is required. They are logical individuals who typically can explain specific instructions with ease.
- Resolute – individuals who assess with this priority may be known for their stubborn methods of achieving their goals on their terms. They generally have elevated expectations of both themselves and for their team and will stop at nothing until they find a way to prevail.
- Commanding – these leaders are generally goal-driven, achievers. They tend to focus their energy on getting results. Some may see them as unsympathetic, as they may make decisions based on logic as opposed to emotional reasons.
The DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile Report goes on to explain how the participant uses their reported personality style during the three steps of leading, each having three driving factors:
- Crafting a Vision
- Testing Assumptions
- Building Alignment
- Championing Execution
The reported DiSC® style outlines how an individual will respond to each driver. For example, a person who assesses strongly as a (D) Dominance style may tend to craft their vision by concentrating on an end goal during the exploration phase, asserting themselves during the boldness phase, and by soliciting advice during the testing assumption phase. During the clarity phase, they may be the type of person who sends out a memo with a logical explanation of their vision. Often, these individuals are open to suggestions when in the dialogue phase yet may also express their preferences for execution during the inspiration phase. Strong (D) type people generally like to press forward with their decisions during the momentum phase and may not like to spend a lot of time during the building alignment step of the leadership process. They may like to have an organized plan of action while in the structure phase and are commonly the type of leader who understands the importance of intrinsic rewards when in the feedback phase. While a person who reports as a strong (S) Steadiness personality type may approach these steps with completely opposite behaviors.
The report goes on to break down each step of the leadership process based on these driving factors. It explains each step and includes a line graph visual representation of how strongly the participant scores for each driving factor within. It also includes this type of diagram to illustrate leadership strengths and challenges, including tips for how to improve leadership style. Lastly, the report provides interactive opportunities for self-development. The DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile Report is a personal awareness tool for developing leadership behaviors that promote a positive workplace culture. Its purpose is to provide the participant with a deeper awareness of their own innate expressions. The DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile Assessment is meant to be used by working adults or for individuals who hold a leadership role within any organization.
The DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile Report Assessment provides a personalized DiSC® report including an overview of all DiSC® styles and is expanded with the added benefits of leadership behavioral content. It includes a graphical representation of an individual’s DiSC ® scores within the four DiSC® traits. Following the personalized DiSC® report, additional graphs explain DiSC® Priorities and Shading for expanded information on how likely the participant is to place their energy when leading others. It is supplemented with additional information on the leadership process and the steps and motivators which lie within. It is a robust tool for developing personal behavioral characteristics for individuals in a leadership role.
What Happens After You Make a Purchase?
Once you make your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to complete your assessment(s) within 2-3 business hours. Assessments are completed online from any computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have purchased for “someone else,” we will email you to obtain basic information regarding your participant, including their first and last name and email address, to send them an email to complete their assessment(s).
Once an assessment is completed, you will receive your results as a PDF document in your email for you to save, share and do as you wish, along with a link to schedule your complimentary telephone or Zoom audio consultation with one of our certified/qualified interpreters to best understand your reports within 24 hours Monday-Friday. If you have completed a Myers-Briggs Assessment, your personality type will be verified for accuracy depending upon your clarity scores during your consultation appointment.
*Please note, DiSC Assessments, The TKI Instrument, IStartStrong Assessment, and The MBTI Complete Assessment do not include consultations.
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