The DISC Model Alive: Self-Awareness — A Game Changer For High-Performing Teams.

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Accurate self-awareness is one of the most powerful things a person can possess. To know yourself is the foundational cornerstone to bolstering your emotional intelligence. Knowing your strengths, limitations, skills, emotions, and motivations, fuel self-confidence. Self-awareness influences our attitudes, behaviors, and relationships with others. Effective self-leadership needs clear-eyed self-awareness. You cannot manage what you cannot see.

It is also important to have an awareness of how other people perceive us and experience us. Self-awareness is strong when perceptions about ourselves and the perceptions others have of us are in alignment. If they are not, we can assume there is a disconnect somewhere. Bridging this disconnect is critical to maximizing professional effectiveness.

Business is about relationships. Trust is the currency. When others do not perceive us the way we perceive ourselves, two realities now exist and trusted relationships can waffle. It’s important to remember that perceived reality is reality to that person.

The DISC Model Alive provides insights, tools, and practical strategies on how to increase personal, professional, and team self-awareness. It introduces individuals and teams to effective communication strategies so all can flourish, and where workgroups transform into high-performing, emotionally intelligent teams.

ISBN: 978-1-64316-182-2

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The DISC Model Alive: Self Awareness: A Game Changer for High-Performing Teams.

Accurate self-awareness is one of the most significant things a person can possess. To know yourself is the foundational cornerstone to bolstering your emotional intelligence. To know your strengths, limitations, skills, emotions, and motivations, fuel self-confidence. Self-awareness influences our attitudes, behaviors, and relationships with others. Effective self-leadership needs clear-eyed self-awareness. You cannot manage what you cannot see.

It is also important to have an awareness of how other people perceive us and experience us. Self-awareness is strong when perceptions about ourselves and the perceptions others have of us are in alignment. If they are not, we can assume there is a disconnect somewhere. Bridging this disconnect is critical to maximizing professional effectiveness.

Business is about relationships. Trust is the currency. When others do not perceive us the way we perceive ourselves, two realities now exist and trusted relationships can waffle. It’s important to remember that perceived reality is reality to that person.

Perception and Awareness: Reality Versus Perceived Reality

Psychologists tell us that perceived reality is reality to that person, even if it is not accurate. This perceived reality brings the release of neurotransmitters that affects their brain biologically. Now, hidden from their conscious awareness, their emotional response when thinking about us is now affected. If colleagues perceive they are not heard, respected, valued, or appreciated, it can be the root cause of unnecessary miscommunication and misjudgment about the character, intent, and motivation of others.

These emotional judgments turn into conclusions. Subconscious conclusions affect brain chemistry, positive or negative. And if negative stress hormones increase (primarily adrenaline and cortisol) so do heart rates, blood pressure, unhealthy stress, and anxiety, etc. Bottom line: the outcome is often team misalignment, relational strain, and team dysfunction.

From Knowing to Thriving: The Domino-like Effect

When I know about my teammates, I better understand where they are coming from. When I understand them, I appreciate their perspectives, even if I don’t fully agree. If I appreciate their uniqueness, I value them as colleagues for who they are, how they think, how they feel, how they process, and how they go about making decisions. When I value others, it’s easier to genuinely connect with them relationally. When I connect with others, a genuine sense of community forms. When I work with others from a place of community, collaboration is natural. When I collaborate with others, innovation ignites. Where there is constant innovation, a company succeeds and transforms from something good to something great.

The DISC Model Alive provides insights, tools, and practical strategies on how to increase personal, professional, and team self-awareness. It introduces individuals and teams to effective communication strategies so all can flourish, and where workgroups transform into high-performing, emotionally intelligent teams.

ISBN: 978-1-64316-182-2