Develop Successful Leaders with DISC Assessments
Extended DISC Workplace Assessments help you develop the skills you need to become an inspiring leader, drive results and enhance organisational performance.
How to Develop Leaders
Extended DISC® Workplace Assessments help your people develop the skills they need to become an inspiring leader, drive results and enhance organisational performance.
Each leader has natural leadership behavioural skills and personal strengths that they have developed over their working life. Extended DISC® Assessments help leaders to identify, evaluate and utilise these strengths to assist them in a leadership development programme.
Successful leaders have excellent communication skills, understand what their employees need from them and know how to motivate their employees. The Extended DISC® Leadership reports assess:
- Leadership decision-making style
- Leadership communication style
- How leaders achieve theirs goals and help others achieve their goals
- How they lead and manage their employees
- How they motivate and develop their employees
- How they develop their employees
Understanding a leaders natural behavioural style and the styles of their team allow leaders to flourish in the role and effectively adjust how they lead their employees to build a committed and motivated team.
Businesses want their employees to work together. However, to achieve this, it is essential to provide leaders with an opportunity to understand who they are as individuals, as well as how they behave as Leaders and Managers.
The simple 4 step approach to DISC leadership training provides a practical approach to develop successful leaders. The Extended DISC® support materials utilise this simple yet powerful training outline.
- Understanding the four main DISC styles.
- Identify their DISC leadership style and how others perceive them.
- Speed reading the DISC profiles of employees to understand them better.
- Adjusting their communication style to achieve their goals.
With an understanding of DISC, leaders can better adjust their behaviour to work effectively with their team members. Leaders will learn to understand their employees on a deeper level, including how they are motivated, how they prefer to communicate and their pressure points. Incorporate Extended DISC® behavioural assessments into a leadership training course to help leaders understand their leadership style.
Achieve Results Through and with your People
Develop the ability to identify the natural behavioural styles of your team members. Build balanced teams and produce outcomes that meet targets, satisfy customers and meet your management’s objectives.
What is a leadership development plan?
With the highly competitive nature of business today, along with the diversity of personalities, cultures, generations, and the capabilities of the workforce, leadership has a significant impact on an organisation. Creating a leadership development plan is vital to staying ahead of competitors and creating a great working environment for employees.
A leadership development plan usually includes four steps.
- Establish the business goals and ensure they align with the company vision
- Determine leadership qualities that matter most to the organisation
- Administer a DISC leadership assessment to identify the qualities that need focus and attention
- Create a personalised development plan and engage in training to strengthen the leadership qualities
Leadership development tools
Extended DISC® Assessments support leaders and leadership teams to identify and overcome their development areas, transforming them into opportunities that drive results and positive change.
The framework of the Leadership report defines the manager as someone who tends to plan, organise and coordinate to achieve results and the leader as someone who tends to inspire and motivate. The report also identifies the natural team culture the leader creates.
Leadership is at every level of organisation and critical to business success. The challenge for leaders is to become more effective through self-awareness and behavioural flexibility. The Lead and Manage Extended DISC® Assessment provides a map to improve interactions with others. By understanding the DISC styles, the leaders individual’s style, and how to read the styles of others, leaders can better adjust their style to work effectively with employees.
Successful leaders have vastly different leadership styles and skills. They are also leaders in different circumstances and industries.
Some of the essential skills of a leader are the ability to lead change effectively, boost employee engagement and retention and drive strategy execution. Companies need their leaders to be flexible in the increasingly diverse workforce and evolving global marketplace. Leaders who are aware of their natural leadership style will understand how to adapt their behaviour to suit any situation. With this information, leaders can skilfully influence throughout the organisation and lead people in an ever-changing workplace.
Leadership goals are essential as they help leaders prioritise and provide the focus for their team. Goals help leaders and teams meet company benchmarks and grow the business. Goal-oriented leaders tend to have a better direction for where their team is going which reflects in the motivation and productivity of the group.
Some common goals of leaders are:
- Clear communication of projects, tasks and goals to teams
- Developing an efficient and productive team
- Achieving company KPIs
- Inspiring and motivating team members
- Fostering teamwork
360 feedback for leadership development
For organisations to thrive, a business needs to identify what they need from an immediate manager and leader. Open 360s provide a model for expressing this in a way that the direct reports and leader can understand.
Open 360 review tools provide leaders with feedback on their performance from a range of people they regularly interact with, including colleagues, peers, direct reports, and customers. Leaders performance is assessed against core leadership principles including, communication, people performance, influencing and company values. The diversity of feedback cultivates a broad understanding of a person’s leadership strengths, development areas and blind spots.
DISC assessment for leadership development
DISC assessments allow leaders to identify their leadership and develop an understanding of why some aspects of Leadership and Management come naturally to them while others are challenging.
Leaders who recognise how their natural style impacts on their team members will enable them to develop more effective working relationships.
Using the DISC model, leaders can also learn the ability to identify the natural behavioural styles of their team members. This skill helps leaders to build a balanced team and produce outcomes that meet targets, satisfies customers and meets management’s objectives.
The DISC Leadership Assessments provide leaders with the tools to:
- improve interactions with others
- motivate team members
- cultivate effective working relationships
- build a balanced team
- produce outcomes that meet targets, satisfy customers and meet management’s objectives