The Power of Observation: Identifying behavior styles

Now that you have an idea of the different styles, their tendencies, and the varying combinations, it’s time to learn how to identify someone’s behavior style, something you can do by simply observing them. Why do this? Because you live and work with people of different styles. Understanding that your spouse’s Driver tendencies aren’t a…

Win Using your communication style to get results

In last month’s post, we explored each of the different behavior styles.  While understanding individual styles is helpful, no one is just one style.  We each have a combination of styles which bring about some interesting results.  Some people are fairly dominant in one or two styles.  These folks have more difficulty “flexing” their style…

You Can Be Right Or You Can Be Happy. Pick One.

Over 85% of our personal and financial success stems not from our technical skills, but from our ability to have positive interpersonal relationships. If you’ve ever taken a behavioral assessment, like the Myers Briggs, Disc, Insights, colors, animals, etc., then you’re probably familiar with the concepts I’m about to explain. Unfortunately you need a Ph.D.…

Conflict is Inevitable…Combat is Optional

While many find it awkward and uncomfortable, conflict is crucial to healthy relationships.  Conflict produces better solutions, strengthens bonds, and provides the opportunity to see a variety of perspectives.  Conflict is actually a very positive part of communication.  Combat, however, can be dangerous. Conflict occurs when people don’t see eye to eye about an issue,…