In a rush, we ask people to do things that lie outside of their strength set. If we use DISC to discover not only a person's strengths but also their blind spots, we can drive more responsibility. In fact, the assessment clearly shows the gap between natural and adapted strengths. The bigger the gap, the more stress, the less responsibility. Not because they won't, but because they can't. Consider the team model above which has a lot of diverse strengths. This is great if they work well as a team and leverage each others strengths.This can also create a lot of conflict if they are not aware of the value of their differences.
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Barry Atland, in his LinkedIn article "Is Our Otherliness Button Broken?", asks a great question regarding our Responsibility. He writes:
"What choice could we make, every day, in every touch point, in every moment we encounter another person, to make their lives better, more joy-filled, in some small way? What could we do to place the needs, wants and desires of others ahead of our own? Or, is it that we have devolved to a place where we live in our own egocentric bubble, only caring about our own selfish wantonness, and all those around us be damned?"
He discovers with joy the many positive and simple choices people have made in his community. It's happening even if sometimes we rush past. Tina Fey shares these rules for improv that help us be responsible for connections, even in our busyness:
- Always say yes and… and finish with authentic points of agreement.
- Respect what the other have created.
- Contribute something.
- There are no mistakes, only opportunities.