Previously Published to News Break So many of us enter into a relationship thinking that “this might just be the one.” Everything’s going great. You guys are in sync. You share a number of common interests. But, then you comfortable. The first time something seems out of place, we start questioning everything …and to the point of overanalyzing it. An analysis is great, but it’s only great if you do it correctly. Stop thinking the worst about your relationship, and analyze your relationship the right way. What’s love got to do with it? For those of you, who are familiar with DISC assessments, you know that there are three natural states of our being. One is our perceived self. One is our private self. Another is our public self. How we act towards someone new isn’t always based on how we actually feel about them. Sometimes it’s how we are feeling about ourselves going into that new situation and the environment in which we are spending our time getting to know them. When we are new in a relationship, we might be nervous. So, we tend to act in the same way that we may deal with under stress. We […]
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 […]
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 […]
READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Believe it or not, your personality not only dictates your behavior, but also the way you teach, the classroom environment you create, and even the results and motivation of your students. The more you understand who you are and the more you learn about behaviors in general, you will become a more “behaviorally intelligent” educator by applying DISC theory in your classroom environment and beyond. Have you ever had a student you just couldn’t seem connect with, no matter what you’ve tried? It may actually be a clash with your personality types, and you simply need to adjust your approach. Based on how the student reacts to your approach, you could find your own personality beginning to change and adjust to meet theirs with understanding. Easily discover which type of teaching style best relates to your personality type, and how can you apply it to the classroom by first taking your DISC Assessment. Then, read on to learn which of the four DISC personality types or combination of styles resonates with the style of teacher or educator you might be: The Daring Teacher The Inspiring Teacher The Patient Teacher The Conscientious Teacher […]
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.
PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM Let’s face it, technology has rapidly changed the way we do business — and markets, themselves, are shifting in a major way. We’re seeing steady progression across an entire industry and are taking on higher-paying opportunities in sectors that we never thought we would be. Managers are entering into new markets, as the realm of technology continues to evolve before our very eyes. We demand innovation and watch it transform on a daily basis. Technologies broaden, but the markets haven’t been nearly as kind. Most agencies are understaffed and roles unfulfilled. We’re seeing those with no formal education compete against MIT graduates. Project managers are stepping up, some of whom have never spent a single day behind the scenes. We’re seeing interns become directors and start-ups popping up all over the country. More people are working remotely, and central offices are no longer commonplace. The workforce has become global, and we have begun to control our teams at a distance. We have more power than we ever did, and the possibilities are now endless. With more opportunities in our hands, all it takes is a little bit of ambition and a simple roadmap to get you where […]
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT A recent Scanbuy Shopper Survey breaks down how mobile influences consumer shopping behaviors. In fact, numbers say that 89% of consumers actually use their mobile while shopping. A control group of 19K proved that incentives still rock the world of sales. Consumers showed Scanbury that, as a majority, they prefer mobile couponing. They especially enjoy receiving coupons while on premises at their favorite stores. Receiving coupons upon entry entices the compulsive behavior of each customer and encourages more spending while in the store. Many times, customers set a bar for how much they can or will spend upon visit. And, because deals aren’t always easy to come by, they end up spending more and going home satisfied through quantity and value. Only 45% of consumers show that they prefer in-store only couponing, as many of consumers shop online. Because so many of our populations are compulsive shoppers, it isn’t too much of a shock that three out of four consumers who were surveyed actually shopped on their mobile device at least once a month. Fifty-four percent of all users will research a product via smartphone prior to purchase. Conveniently, this includes in-store purchase […]