5 Ways to Build a Great Team

team building, leadership, organization, common goals, remote workforce, drive, personality type

PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM As they say, “teamwork makes the dream work.” And we, as entrepreneurs, know just how hard it is to create a team that we can love, trust, and learn to grow with. In the beginning, we may start out wearing more than one hat. But, with success comes demand, and eventually, we have no choice but to build out. At first, it may be a little harder to let others take full control of the reins. After all, this is your baby, and your success didn’t come overnight. You’re not ready to share. You’re not ready to risk it all. And, you sure as hell aren’t ready for anyone else to think that they can step in and do whatever it is that they want to do! The reality is, you really don’t have to. There’s simply not enough time in one day to do everything you need to do. You’re going to need help, and you do need to make a few concessions if you want to see your business really succeed. They don’t need to be you, but they can help you get your job done. A “jack of all trades is a master of […]

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Optimizing Your Remote Workforce in Times of Crisis

Workforce Optimization, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Remote Teams, Team Building, DISC Insights, PeopleKeys, Personality Types, Management, Leadership

FULL ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS On a typical day at the office, managing a workforce in-person is challenging. As more and more businesses are evolving toward a virtual workplace, the need for leaders to optimize their remote teams is more critical than ever. While typical office communication problems have no discretion for the type of workforce they will go on to plague, remote work teams can be most vulnerable. Not only does communication become a concern, but how we actually communicate as leaders with our remote workforce becomes a concern. According to FlexJobs, within the last 10 years, 91% of businesses have drastically been making the shift towards a more remote-based infrastructure. With more flexibility, a remote workforce presents many opportunities to businesses, including: Lower cost of operation Higher rates of retention; lower rates of turnover A happier, more productive workforce Accessibility of markets, customers, vendors and additional resources A broader pool of qualified talent A 90% higher rate of job acceptance While we experience the same types of conflict and communication issues in a brick-and-mortar environment, in the virtual team scenario you can almost always expect disruptions to occur – especially where globalization is concerned. Whether we […]

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When is the best time of year to hire fresh talent?

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As entrepreneurs, we’re already busy as it is. Our budgets are limited in most cases. And, most of us are borderline experiencing “burnout” from all of the hats we’re wearing at once. Suffice to say, our time is precious, and no one lives the badge, “time is money,” with more of an honor than an entrepreneur ready to expand their business.  A solid team, focus, and an in-demand product and/or service is pretty much all that any business needs to experience some sort of growth. But, with growth comes demand, and with demand comes the need to bring a few extra hands on deck. Businesses that don’t will ultimately become overwhelmed and stand the chance of facing imminent failure.  As we begin to build or expand our business, we need to consider our resources and evolve our internal business model. In order to create a successful hiring cycle, here are many elements that we need to take into account. Consider the following when looking at your existing model: How large are our budgets? How large is our current team? In which areas do they specialize? Who will be doing the hiring? Where will we be hiring? What type of talent […]

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Using DISC for Building Global Markets, Part 3

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Continuing our series on global expansion by utilizing DISC, we already reviewed the importance of DISC for strategic planning and applying behavioral analysis for hiring and teambuilding in part 1, and focused on some strengths of the different personality styles for business development in part 2. In addition, we must understand that some countries are more family-oriented than others. These cultures may be friendlier, ambitious and centered on people. Other cultures can be more impersonal – especially in business. They want to know numbers, there is very little eye contact and they can be somewhat aggressive. Short and to-the-point, we need someone to present them with the facts, while onboarding them for ongoing business initiatives. In addition, see also How do DISC styles vary by country. We must understand the local laws, traditions, regulations, and compliances. Creating an effective team in each new territory is only half of the journey. We must consider local societies and traditions to not offend those, who were born and raised in each region. We want to be accepted, although a foreigner in their land. We want to keep our teams happy and make sure that they […]

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Turn your consulting energy into coaching revenue

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS One way coaches have been finding new clients – and immediate success – is through already established channels that allow them to earn while building their brand from the ground up. Once you get certified in DISC Behavioral Analysis, you have the unique chance to start developing multiple streams of income with the application and expert knowledge of the PeopleKeys DISC system. Gain the insight you need to begin capitalizing on your knowledge and experience with the PeopleKeys Business Partner Training and try some of the strategies below. Use every opportunity to promote yourself The great thing about monetizing your marketing efforts is even if you don’t earn a significant amount of revenue initially, you are still building your brand, creating tools which can be used to promote your business on a consistent basis, and providing your clients with additional service offerings – some allowing you to be available even when you can’t physically be there in person. While I-type personalities tend to be the most comfortable when meeting new people, establishing a solid client-consultant relationship may be difficult for any persona in the early stages of consultancy. To be a successful […]

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Successful Coaches Know How to Hire

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion, Compliance, Steadiness

READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Many coaches who feel confident providing business expertise in sales, strategic planning, and growth but are reluctant to venture into hiring, despite the impact hiring can make in each of these areas. Could DISC for Hiring be the missing piece of your puzzle for success? Effective hiring strategies can have an immediate and long-lasting impact on growth and productivity. Many DISC Certified Behavioral Consultants are tasked to manage the hiring process of their clients, or at least provide advice for the best fit (especially for top management positions). As you are probably quite aware by now, and from your training with PeopleKeys, DISC system is one of the most effective ways to gage human behavior and develop improved communications amongst teams. It’s effective for operations and sales, and it’s definitely effective in predictive hiring processes. While DISC has been around for a very long time, not every business knows about it. Therefore, not every business knows how to implement DISC and this can be one of your major tasks as a business coach. Having extensive knowledge in DISC for hiring could be a major advantage to those who decide to employ […]

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How to become a recognized coach with your content

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,Education, Content Writing, Content Development, Counselor, Consulting, Business

PUBLISHED TO DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS If you build your brand, people will come for you to coach them. While we’re referencing the movie “Field of Dreams,” as a Certified Behavioral Coach you will need a strategy to help you gain momentum, credibility, and increased revenue in a field of your own and develop your coaching business to the level you want it to be. As we provide you with a brief insight on brand awareness, social branding, and public relations tactics, please envision yourself as a brand and compare these topics to what you are currently doing. Apply these strategies to your own business and watch your portfolio grow. Do you currently have a website or presence you can call your own? The first step in modern-day public relations is to combine both traditional and digital branding strategies so people can find you wherever they may go. A website serves as a central hub with a dedicated URL address in which you can provide to people either verbally or in a written format, directing them to learn more about your brand or to inquire within. Here, you will want to talk about your brand and share your story. Remember, you […]

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Social Branding for Coaches

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion, Compliance, Steadiness, Social Branding, Coaches, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Public Relations, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter,

READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Many coaches get accredited in DISC Behavioral Analysis as a first step or as a part of their coaching training. Once they complete their training as a Certified Behavioral Consultant or as a Certified Behavioral Life Coach, one of the most often asked questions is how do I reach my potential clients. We, at PeopleKeys, are here to help while you’re expanding your coaching network. One of the first places you should start developing your brand is on social media, and here are a few points for you to consider. Social communication is not only an “I” job. While I-type personalities tend to be natural influencers and communicators, not all personalities are accustomed to the impact social media can bring upon a community. For some DISC styles, social media can be a bit uncomfortable because it means you will be required to interact with others. It means you will have to be informative yet entertaining, concerned yet empowering, and ready to engage in small talk in order to build loyalty amongst consumers. Taking a more “us” approach to social media, as opposed to a “me” approach may be one concern, while […]

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Building resilient teams with DISC

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Is your team better at dealing with stressful situations as they are taking place? Or, they are better at “getting over it” once they’ve had time to “cool down?” Psychological resilience is one of the key strengths we should all learn during our lifetime. Let’s take a closer look at how stress affects a team’s resilience and ability to overcome obstacles. A candidate’s resilience strengths should be taken into consideration during any hiring process, especially when positioning new hires into immediate areas of concern and/or high-stressor environments. Team resilience development can also be applied when optimizing the existing workforce, replicating top performers and developing new leaders from within. How to assess stress within your team The Holmes Scale for Stress is an excellent tool to measure the stress level of your team, which you can download here. Stress can be caused from a variety of reasons, including holidays, leaving for or returning from vacation, a change in responsibilities or deadlines at work, and inevitable life events. Our ability – or lack, thereof – to adapt in the face of adversity can lead to more serious problems with our health, careers, families, and […]

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Leadership and active listening with DISC

Active Listening, DISC Personality, Personality Types, DISC Theory, Leadership, Growth, Career Development, Interdisciplinary Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Employee Relations

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Active listening is an interpersonal skill that every top professional needs. No matter if you are a business professional, sales person, executive coach or business consultant, active listening is an essential part of utilizing your knowledge of human behavior. It allows us to take both verbal and non-verbal cues from clients and begin to understand their every need. Remember, DISC is all about observable behavior so here’s where active listening and observing will give you a competitive edge. Understanding DISC personality styles and acting in sync with their natural drive will let your clients continue to feel important, and you will continue to earn their loyalty through improved service and genuine commitment to the long-term success of each brand. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS TO FIND OUT HOW ACTIVE LISTENING WILL HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER LEADER.

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