Workplace assessments empower coaches to dive straight into the real issues quickly and identify where to help focus the client’s development efforts. Particularly in Leadership Coaching, Extended DISC Workplace Assessments are a great way to assist you to tailor your approach to your clients. Workplace tests allow you to identify a clients pressure points, areas for development and their strengths with ease. There is not one formula, or method that guarantees success in coaching. Many people waste a lot of money on cookie-cutter programs that don’t really help a coach create unique development programmes. Extended DISC Assessments are a great way to quickly and effectively get to the bottom of the problem and individualise your approach to your clients to make a real change and boost results.
Undergoing a psychometric assessment may seem like a futile attempt to tell you everything you already know about your client. However, highly validated tests can add value to your coaching by recognising and getting to the bottom of issues fast. Understanding a leaders strengths and weaknesses is integral to leadership coaching. Pin point your clients strengths to leverage them and drive results. Recognise your clients weaknesses to understand where they need extra support and development and know what causes them stress. The more developed a leader is in their role, the greater the sophistication they bring to their leadership style. Assessments give great insight into areas where you first need to focus more attention as a coach.
Leaders are constantly juggling projects, roles, and responsibilities; including interaction with and management of diverse teams. People management is often the most challenging part of leadership and often clients place this as number one priority when working with a coach. Some team members respond positively to a leaders approach, others feel a lack of support or motivation. Whether your client is managing a few or many employees, failure to adjust their style will impede their success. Extended DISC is almost like a ‘cheat sheet’ or ‘operating manual’ to creating a cohesive team. Knowledge of the DISC Styles empower leaders to identify the different types of people on their team and how best to support, motivate and communicate with them. Once Leaders understand how to flex their behavioural style to meet the needs of their people, the team members also respond positively strengthening team bonds. Incorporating DISC Theory is a great way to help your client improve their People management skills.
Team development is an integral part of leadership. New hires through to experienced team members need training and support throughout their careers to develop new skills and overcome challenges associated with different projects.
Team development can take a lot of work but once a cohesive team is formed and working efficiently together, productivity can soar. The Extended DISC Team Analysis is a great Leadership coaching tool, providing data for a leader that is specific to their team. The Team Analysis is designed to help a leader and coach create development plan based on the results of the analysis. Use this assessment to help leaders understand why some team members may be underperforming, recognise where they need additional support or how to spot extreme amounts of pressure and stress within their team members. Match each team members strengths to key responsibilities to enhance performance and productivity.
One of the most frequent needs as a leadership consultant is to help your clients improve their interactions with their team members. Extended DISC assessments help leaders understand themselves and make key adjustments when communicating with others. Extended DISC Assessment provide a three step process to improve the communication skills of your leaders. Step one is to help the client learn to recognise their own style, how they naturally communicate and listen. Step two is to support the client to recognise the differences between DISC styles to understand how they need to ‘flex’ their own behavioural style to enhance communication. Step three is modify their own behaviour to effectively communicate and engage with the other styles. Leader’s team members will not have the same personality or behavioural style, so helping leaders to adjust to their team members is a vital skill to have as a coach.
Extended DISC Assessments are a great way to quickly and effectively get to the bottom of the problem and individualise your approach to your clients to make a real change and boost results. Enhance the Leadership skills of your clients within self-development, people management, team development and communication. DISC assessments provide the foundations to a development plan supported by real data and insights.