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Taking Flight!: Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships...Your Life

Book Description

Use DISC to discover profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style, gain deeper self-awareness, maximize your personal strengths, and influence others more powerfully than ever before! Taking Flight  illuminates the proven DISC four-style model of human behavior, and shows how to use it to become a far more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; build deeper personal relationships; fully leverage your natural gifts, and empower everyone around you. Drawing on their immense experience coaching executives and training world-class organizations, Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert introduce DISC through a fable that's quick, fun, and easy-to-understand. You'll discover why you "click" with some people and "clank" with others, and what really drives your decisions and actions. You'll learn exactly how to identify others' behavioral styles and choose the best ways to interact with them. You'll walk through creating a personal action plan for improvement -- and then systematically making the most of your strengths, working around your weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! If you're already familiar with DISC, this book will help you use it more effectively than ever before. If you're new to DISC, it will change your life -- just as it has for thousands before you!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Praise for Taking Flight!
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents
  6. Put DISC Into Action!
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Authors
    1. Take Flight Learning
    2. Team Builders Plus
    3. Learn more and connect with the authors
  9. Introduction
  10. Part I: Taking Flight! The Fable
    1. Chapter 1. Home
    2. Chapter 2. The Forest Grid
    3. Chapter 3. The Council
    4. Chapter 4. An Old Friend
    5. Chapter 5. The Aftermath
    6. Chapter 6. If a Tree Falls in the Forest...
    7. Chapter 7. Reconnaissance
    8. Chapter 8. The Four Styles
    9. Chapter 9. Reflection
    10. Chapter 10. The Awakening
    11. Chapter 11. The Home Rule
    12. Chapter 12. The Stakeout
    13. Chapter 13. The Gathering
    14. Epilogue. The Power of DISC
  11. Part II: The DISC Model
    1. Go Online to Discover Your Style
    2. The History and Mystery of the Four Styles
    3. The Four Styles
      1. The Dominant D Style
      2. The Interactive I Style
      3. The Supportive S Style
      4. The Conscientious C Style
      5. Style Combinations Available in the Appendix
    4. People Reading
    5. Seven Transformative DISC Principles
      1. Principle 1—Understand Your Own Style
      2. Principle 2—Recognize the Styles of Others
      3. Principle 3—Think About Style When Establishing Expectations
      4. Principle 4—Consider Intention, Not Just Behavior
      5. Principle 5—Use Your Strengths but Don’t Overuse Them
      6. Principle 6—Apply the Right Style at the Right Time
      7. Principle 7—Treat Others How They Need to Be Treated, Not How You Need to Be Treated (The “Home Rule”)
  12. Part III: Applying the DISC Styles in Your Life
    1. Steps for Reaching Your Highest Potential
    2. DISC for Selecting an Educational and Career Path
    3. DISC in the Work Environment
      1. Dominant Style
      2. Interactive Style
      3. Supportive Style
      4. Conscientious Style
    4. Tapping the Power of Style in Teams
      1. Consider Craig’s team if it had members of all different styles
      2. Consider a team whose members all share the same style
      3. Consider a team with the following configurations
      4. Consider a team that is missing one of the styles
      5. Steps to Tapping the Power of Style in Teams
    5. DISC for Teaching and Coaching
      1. Educating with DISC
    6. Better Parenting with DISC
    7. DISC Action Planning
    8. DISC Mapping
      1. Onward
    9. Postscript
  13. Appendix: Style Combinations
    1. The Di Style
    2. The Id Style
    3. The Is Style
    4. The Si Style
    5. The Cs Style
    6. The Sc Style
    7. The Dc Style
    8. The Cd Style
    9. The DS/SD Style in Which the D and S are Relatively Equal
    10. The IC/CI Style in Which the I and C are Relatively Equal
    11. All Four Styles are Relatively Equal