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Use DISC to discover profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style, gain deeper self-awareness, maximize your personal strengths, and influence others more powerfully than ever before! Taking Flight illuminates the proven DISC four-style model of human behavior, and shows how to use it to become a far more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; build deeper personal relationships; fully leverage your natural gifts, and empower everyone around you. Drawing on their immense experience coaching executives and training world-class organizations, Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert introduce DISC through a fable that's quick, fun, and easy-to-understand. You'll discover why you "click" with some people and "clank" with others, and what really drives your decisions and actions. You'll learn exactly how to identify others' behavioral styles and choose the best ways to interact with them. You'll walk through creating a personal action plan for improvement -- and then systematically making the most of your strengths, working around your weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! If you're already familiar with DISC, this book will help you use it more effectively than ever before. If you're new to DISC, it will change your life -- just as it has for thousands before you!
About the Authors x
Part I: Taking Flight! The Fable 5
Chapter 1 Home 7
Chapter 2 The Forest Grid 11
Chapter 3 The Council 15
Chapter 4 An Old Friend 25
Chapter 5 The Aftermath 35
Chapter 6 If a Tree Falls in the Forest… 39
Chapter 7 Reconnaissance 47
Chapter 8 The Four Styles 55
Chapter 9 Reflection 63
Chapter 10 The Awakening 71
Chapter 11 The Home Rule 77
Chapter 12 The Stakeout 93
Chapter 13 The Gathering 107
Epilogue The Power of DISC 113
Part II: The DISC Model 117
Go Online to Discover Your Style 120
The History and Mystery of the Four Styles 122
The Four Styles 123
People Reading 127
Seven Transformative DISC Principles 133
Part III: Applying the DISC Styles in Your Life 155
Steps for Reaching Your Highest Potential 157
DISC for Selecting an Educational and Career Path 165
DISC in the Work Environment 170
Tapping the Power of Style in Teams 174
DISC for Teaching and Coaching 185
Educating with DISC 187
Better Parenting with DISC 190
DISC Action Planning 198
DISC Mapping 203
Appendix: Style Combinations 211