DiSC in Action – D Behaviors During Conflict

In earlier posts, we’ve looked at the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and we’ve looked at DiSC. Please look back for a refresher if you need one.

Most teams struggle with the “Trust” and “Conflict” behaviors, and this series of short posts examines the ways each DiSC style can influence those areas.

The Dominance style can bring a lot to the table with their priorities of Results, Action, and Challenge.

If you are a D, here’s what to expect:

At your best: You can be counted upon to address issues head on, speak up about problems, assert your rights, and keep the conversation moving.

At your worst: You might find yourself saying something you might regret, overpower, get aggressive, shut others down, interrupt, even the score, or dig your heels in.

When you find yourself getting into trouble, learn from the opposite style; act like an “S”: ask more questions, show empathy, push for calm, and fully listen to the perspectives of others.

This contrasting behavior from you will command attention and will likely be quite effective.

Watch for this the next time you have the opportunity to built trust and/or engage in healthy conflict.

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