Making DISC a part of Your Organization's Culture


DISC sessions are often fun and helpful. However, DISC must be used in daily practice in order to provide real value to an organization.

Why is this topic so important?

Markku Kauppinen, President and CEO of Extended DISC NA, Inc. and Christina Bowser, Senior Trainer, share simple, yet powerful ideas on building DISC into the culture of your organization.


DISC Neutrality and Perceptions

Have you ever been called “strong-willed, impulsive, amiable, or logical?”  

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace.  When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.


DISC-styles and “No”, “But” and “However"

No matter what our DISC-style is, we have an instinctive tendency to want to prove people are wrong and that we are right.  

How we do this depends on our DISC-Profile.  D-styles are likely to be direct and will challenge the other person.  I-styles may tell one of their stories to illustrate they are right.  S-styles make up for their modest approach with persistency.  C-styles have lots of


Millennials Article: “Leading Millennials: What Managers Need to Know” 

Our latest Extended DISC Millennials article is published in Training Magazine.

The DISC-style distribution of the population is not static.  Rather, the distribution of the DISC-styles changes over time.  In the past, the S-styles used to be the largest percentage of the total population.  Today, the I-styles have surpassed the S-styles because more than 40 percent of Millennials are I-style


Identify: Focus on Least Comfortable DISC-style

Once you are familiar with the DISC-styles, you will find some people are easier to identify.

You will quickly think to yourself, “she is a D-style” or “he is an S-style.” Individuals with one predominant style are fairly easy to identify.


Different Communication Styles Can Be Frustrating

Have you ever been in a conversation that is headed nowhere fast?

Where everyone is increasingly frustrated as both sides keep talking? We all have. Interactions in a team or group is often diverse, involves different communication styles, and can take effort. You don’t always understand where 
your team members are coming from, what are they really asking you, and
 what their intentions truly


Using DISC to make important decisions

Some of you may remember a television game show called “The Dating Game” where contestants hoped to meet the person of their dreams.

Only catch was they had to make decisions about which person to choose for their date even before seeing the person. Each contestant had a set of questions he/she wanted to ask to help to make the right choice. For example, “what is your favorite sports activity?”


Understanding, Motivating and Leading Millennials

How can we better understand, motivate, manage, and lead the Millennials?

It’s now official: I am getting old. The moment happened when I was part of a conversation involving how entitled the Millennials are. Millennials or Generation Y, are the demographic group following Generation X, range in age from teen to early 30s. Apparently, they have an enormous amount of self-esteem that is simply


DISC Training Activities for Workshops


As coaches and trainers we're always looking at DISC training activities for workshops and coaching sessions. Join our senior trainers as they cover tips and exercises to make trainings more useful and interactive.

Where to start

Whenever we do any DISC sessions we always build in DISC training activities. In creating fun and useful sessions we start with the 4 Steps to Effective


Chairlift Management

Skiing was a big part of my childhood. I have great memories of spending time on the slopes with my family. While skiing is typically viewed as an individual sport, it is also happens to be a great family activity. Not only do you often ski together, but you also have time for uninterrupted conversations on the chairlifts. No smartphones, just the opportunity to have quality time with your


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