Feb 28, 2013

DiSC Happenings at Resources Unlimited

We have had another busy week and even month at Resources Unlimited and we couldn’t be more excited!  As an overview of our February, here are just a few happenings. 

We love when our clients share success stories of DiSC whether they are new to the DiSC world or are veteran users.  This week we had another group of great trainers become DiSC Certified in Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you are interested in learning more about DiSC certification options, please contact our office at 515.278.1292 or send us an email today!

Also this week, we had our webinar for trainers that we discussed training exercises that you can use within your organization to help DiSC stick using a variety of techniques.  Do you have a activity that is your go to for training sessions, we would love to hear about it!  We like to post activities is our blog for our followers to use! 

We recently completed an in-house session for a new client on the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile helping their human resources department better understand and use DiSC so they can filter it out into their workplace with a variety of groups within their organization!

As we posted in an earlier blog, we are now offering an online video training library with hours of vignettes that can be easily embedded into current training sessions for added value or use one of the full length sessions for your group.  Each video comes with the training material for you and your participants.  For a free 30-day preview, please visit our Training Resources Library and click “create an account now.”

Do you want to be a part of one of our beta tests? We are currently looking for individuals or teams to participate in our Innovative Teams or Everything DiSC Workplace Spanish Beta.  To participate, please send us an email and we will let you know next steps!

We appreciate our clients everyday and the greatest compliment we can receive is the referral to your friends and colleagues.  It is because of your, our clients, that we provide the resources that we do to ensure success!  

Feb 18, 2013

Presidents Day

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” 
– John Quincy Adams

How to Handle Two D Styles

Scenario: Margaret (moderately inclined “D” style) is having difficulty in her work relationship with her boss, Susan (highly inclined “D” style).  Margaret has learned to be more flexible in modifying her style than Susan.  Each of them have had DiSC training and been provided with a comparison report.

How would you as a trainer deal with this situation? It appears that the boss has a difficult or abrasive personality that is seen all too often in the workplace.  Is there a specific approach you would offer or throw up your hands and say “I just don’t know, you will have to deal with it?” 

While there is no cookie cutter answer for this situation, we have an approach that we would take.  We do not know the whole story; there may be other factors that could cause the ripple in the relationship. Focused solely on the details we have, it is not uncommon to see two D’s struggling over control and territorial issues.  The situation could become more serious when they are under pressure and neither would like to budge, amplifying the situation. 

8 Dimensions of Leadership is a great resource for trainers to provide to their leaders regardless of if there is tension or not.  Each participant will receive a personalized Book Map based off a report that guides them through each dimension.  If Susan and Margaret share some of the same dimensions, this could be a cause of friction. 

Building relationships are not always characteristic of D styles unless it can help them obtain their results.  These are just generalization and each person is unique in their style and many factors involved. 

While the comparison report may cause some push back, D’s will often score high on the forceful scale and that alone can uncover some issues and get them talking about how that impacts their relationship.  Often times, people concentrate only on what they are far apart on in the Comparison Reports and to be honest, some of what we are close on can cause the most grief.  It is important to get both parties to see how a conflict can impact the results.

What do you think of this approach? Do you have other suggestions on how to approach this situation or maybe have a situation of your own that you would like for us to address? Let us know!

Feb 14, 2013

New Videos Available from Resources Unlimited

Tired of using the same videos over and over again but do not want to incur the costs involved with developing an entire new program? Resources Unlimited can help you with updating your training sessions by offering hundreds of video vignettes, full length programs, and additional participant materials. 

Build your own training or blend into your existing curriculum with our new videos with over 35 topics including:  
  • Ethics
  • Compliance
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Leadership and more!  
Resources Unlimited Training Resources Library provides ready-to-use classroom and eLearning courses as well as hundreds of 3-5 minute vignettes you can use to develop new training or enhance current programs.  There are no restrictions or hidden costs and certification is not required.  Everything is at your fingertips to embed into PowerPoint presentations or stream. It’s easy and affordable!

To browse all the video options, click here to get started!  By signing up for a 30 day preview, you are not obligated to purchase any products; we just want to offer you the opportunity to take a look for yourself at the added value the new Training Resource provides. 

For more information about what we can do for you and your organization, please contact us via email or at 515.278.1292!

Feb 8, 2013

HELP WANTED: Beta Testers

Is your team looking for innovation but just not sure where to start?  Or maybe you are fluent in Spanish or know someone who can help us out?

Resources Unlimited is looking for beta testers for the following products:
Innovative Teams
Everything DiSC Workplace Profile in Spanish

Innovative Teams
The mission of Innovative Teams is to develop a research-based learning model to support organizations’ ability to cultivate and nurture innovation. Innovative Teams helps teams innovate by increasing individual self-awareness, identifying and understanding team members’ contributions, and cultivating an environment that fosters innovation.

Beta testers will receive:
  • a customized, detailed report of their personal approach to innovation
  • an analysis of the overall team's strengths and weaknesses as innovators
  • highly specific guidance on making the organization more innovative

Everything DiSC Workplace Profile in Spanish
The Everything DiSC Workplace Profile is a great tool for anyone within an organization regardless of their role or title.  Everything DiSC Workplace will help you understand and appreciate the styles of the people you work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

Everything DiSC Workplace Focuses On:
  • Discovering Your DiSC Style
  • Understanding Other Styles
  • Building More Effective Relationships
  • Optional People-Reading Module

As a benefit to our clients, we are currently working to develop this widely used profile in the Spanish language.  Each participant will receive their own individual Everything DiSC Workplace profile in Spanish and a chance to provide valuable feedback to our development team.  

Interested – What now?
There are no costs involved and we only request your feedback once you have completed the assessment and reviewed the profile. 

If you would like to participate, send us an email or comment below to begin the process!