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The last few days have seen me engaged with a wave of email exchanges with Harvey Lloyd on many topics related to using the DiSC Profile in leadership, negotiations; reverse thinking, risk handling and team-building. All commentors on my last buzz contributed comments that enriched the discussions and the determination to study these topics in further detail.

DiSC profiles the behavior of people in four main categories. These are: Decisive or Dominant (problem-oriented), Influential (people-oriented), Steady or stabilizing (pace-oriented) and Compliant (procedures-oriented). In real terms we may label the DiSC profile as a means of communication assessment profile. Our dominant category will shape the way we communicate with others.

Harvey and I resolved to a simple graph to make the concepts easier to understand. A simple graph to reveal that under its skin remains many points open for discussions and recommendations from the interested readers. We find the graph is of practical use in many domains in our lives.

Let us start with one simple graph. This is a real case in which the leader or employee just to show his D dominance.

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If we have complete empathy with no action then no work will be done. If we have full action with no empathy the risk a task shall not be completed are very high. Therefore, the risk of having a leader with very D (dominant) character shall be high as well.

Before moving on to elaborate on what happens when we add the remaining iSC characters on the graph or the DiSC points of team members we need to make a pause here. We need to understand more fully the risks of D behaviors and the risk of having an ambiguous purpose.

It is timely here to introduce the WPD Factor here. This factor stands for Wonderment, Passion and drive. You want people to work towards a purpose with curiosity (wonderment) and passion to keep their drive to realize a purpose/goal. D profile may hinder the progress of work accordingly. My search of literature led me to a post that is a must read. I strongly recommend it. The author Todd Kashdan has covered related ideas in his wonderful post. In one paragraph he wrote β€œβ€¦because curiosity β€” a state of active interest or genuinely wanting to know more about something β€” creates an openness to unfamiliar experiences, laying the groundwork for greater opportunities to experience discovery, joy and delight”. He went on to write β€œWith practice, we can harness the power of curiosity to transform everyday tasks into interesting and enjoyable experiences. We can also use curiosity to intentionally create wonder, intrigue and play out of almost any situation or interaction we encounter”. For this to happen It is far important to keep healthy relationships and show an attitude of openness and genuine interest. If not, the risk of not achieving the goal is high indeed. If we are going to find a meaningful purpose or calling in life, chances are good we will find it in something that unleashes our natural curiosity and fascination. Indeed, curiosity is the entry point to many of life’s greatest sources of meaning and satisfaction: our interests, hobbies and passions.

While being passionate about something naturally renders you curious to know as much as you can about it, it also works the other way around: The more curiosity you can muster for something, the more likely you are to notice and learn about it, and thus the more interesting and meaningful it will become for you over time.

I finish this part with another quote from the same reference. It states β€œIf we are going to find a meaningful purpose or calling in life, chances are good we will find it in something that unleashes our natural curiosity and fascination. Indeed, curiosity is the entry point to many of life’s greatest sources of meaning and satisfaction: our interests, hobbies and passions.

The other source of risk is purpose. From Purpose to Impact - Harvard Business Review covered this topic with immense depth. β€œYourΒ leadership purposeΒ is who you are and what makes you distinctive…”. The article highlights purpose-driven leadership and the need to define purpose. There is a huge β€œlatent risk” in failing to do so. This is evidenced from this quote from same article β€œwe’ve found that fewer than 20% of leaders have a strong sense of their own individual purpose. Even fewer can distill their purpose into a concrete statement”. The article goes on to sate β€œyour purpose is your brand, what you’re driven to achieve, the magic that makes you tick. It’s notΒ what you do, it’sΒ how you do your job andΒ whyβ€”the strengths and passions you bring to the table no matter where you’re seated”.

Amazing as what started as a simple and β€œinnocent” graph evolved into complex issues. We need your feedback, your wonderment, your passion to keep our drive to go on. We have a grand purpose- to communicate in a way to make our purpose more crystalline and that we develop our understandings.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#140
your comment is one of the driving reasons that triggered my mind to come up with a modified DiSC graph Joanne Gardocki. In a weeks tjime I shall publisg this work. Yes it is not the same to be high or low on D for example. The two have different behaviors. I hope the modified graph will show this fact.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#137
this is quite an interesting comment Joanne Gardocki. I believe that you shall find comments on my new buzz today quite relevant and relieving as well.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#137
this is quite interesting comment Joanne Gardocki. You may find some interesting comments then onmybuzz of today. I feel you shallfeel more @home

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #110

#132
I am unfamiliar with the PtC concepts and discussions. Given your question though i would propose that yes, a fifth element has emerged. Servant Leadership. This concept embodies the whole of leadership through serving with guided influence based on the broader principals of corporate responsibility (Internally and Externally). Humans are the caretakers of organizations. Some leaders "take control" but control is elusive as you view the dynamics of an organization. I believe the popularity of personality profiling has gained review because our servant selves don't like what we see when the controlling leader herds creativity down a stifling path. Servant leaders harness the best of humanity in each of their team members. I agree when we discuss the collaborative leader as the best. I see this as a view from the outside looking in. The word collaborative does explain what we observe. From an personal discipline though, i would call it servant leadership as a personal paradigm. This results to collaborative opportunity. Your question has extended the thought process and made me think. Thanks.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#132
I wish you would share here the link to your post Joanne Gardocki. It seems quite interesting. So many new ideas are emerging from the discussions here and I plan to write few more buzzes and share them on beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#131
Thank you dear Cyndi wilkins. You are most welcome any time. I shared your buzz again twice today because it deserves great attention.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #107

#128
Thank you for your kind assessment of my profile Harvey Lloyd...I will work very hard to live up to that;-) In this I also agree... "But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family." You can bet your boots on that...How many people are easily manipulated when the well-being of their families is threatened. Most of us I'd imagine. And I love your comment on Phil;s buzz... "The skill of empathy can be deployed, but until we believe that we all share a journey and believe in each other it will be difficult to exact success from the skill." And to you Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...thank you for allowing me to share a link to my buzz here...I would not do that without invitation;-) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cyndi-wilkins/respect-simplicity-and-humility#c6

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#128
Again you skilfully discuss two probalities for cerain behaviors. In a previous comment on the behavior of D you mentioned the need to tell if this tendency is drunkness for power or out of fear. Great points to be alert to.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#125
very true your comment is Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher and I are trying to understand more how best to relate the WPD factor to the DISC profile. Some profiles are very logical for example and to find a way to awaken their passion is one of the issues that we are looking into.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #104

#113
Cyndi wilkins Your comments would state that you are probably a high S within the DiSC profile. I share that letter with you. With D being my dominate letter. So this is something we share as being vigilante in identifying folks who destabilize and environment, no matter how they do it. I would want to note it is the motivation of the power grab/destabilizing, as i see it, that requires investigation before determination. I agree with your comments surrounding the sociopath power grabber. But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family. My larger point in the DiSC discussion is that we have the tools to discern whether we are dealing with pathological power grabs or if we are dealing with self preservation. A secondary point would be that we can help folks in the area of self preservation and reduce their stress levels and increase their creativity. Again, though, it would be difficult for me to assist the person who i have measured as a power grabber, so i must investigate. We are talking a very few interactions before we discern the motives. Now once we identify the motives have at it in what ever course of action seems appropriate. I am afraid these days in the hype of media we tend to label and act. Frankl advised us, there is a gap between stimulus response and, we should use it to form our own opinion. Media is working hard with their polarization and labeling to close the gap, so we might agree and by the soap powder from their advertisers.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #103

#122
I have given your question some thought and it is a good question. I believe we may start with WPD within a cycle of proactive processes. This is often met with some push back as others give immediate thought to ideas. This has the effect of diminishing our WPD and causing us to stop. So this brought the question forward how do some continue to hold on to WPD within adversity? Real or perceived. Following this line of thought i believe i would answer your question by stating that WPD is a result. WPD is the result of many cycles of empathetic execution of goals and roles within life whereby you pushed through on small items. With each item growing in complexity that you have applied WPD. The shield of faith grows around WPD as the scale of goals grows. One of the major bastions of great leaders is they believe in their people, goals and abilities. WPD is met with resistance but the cycles of success have created a defense system around the excitement. All this to say that DiSC is one of the defense weapons we can utilize personally to protect our WPD when executing around our goals. Through understanding communications we may be able to reduce the impact of comments by others to simple misunderstanding and proceed with WPD. The better we communicate in a goal oriented environment, the more cycles our WPD will survive. The more cycles, the more faith/confidence our WPD will mature in to.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #102

#59
Thanks so much for sharing my last buzz Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, sometimes I get notifications that state "So and so and 3 others shared your buzz," but I may not know who the others were. I was in a nostalgic mood last night. It's a good place to be!

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #101

You made many valid points Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You buzzes always amaze me because you mind is very deep. Without curiosity, I don't think I would enjoy life. It can lead us down paths we may have never dreamed of. Never lose the child within :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#123
brillint is how in two words you made md feel the power of WPD factor. Thank you mukund bhokarkar. I welcome you to the community of brBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#120
thank you Savvy Raj for commenting with such positive spirit. I equally happy that your observation is consistent with mine in that we practiced here the true effect of feedbsck comments. Yes and it is amazing when we make others feel our curiousity to learn and to accept differences how discussions progress. The discussions here exemplify the value of leading with WPD factor prevailing. You bring a new question to my mind. Even though it may sound trivial, but delving into it shows it is not. I hope you, Harvey Lloyd and all great commenters here would consider it. To what level high level WPD leaders would need to know about the DiSC profile of his/her team members?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#119
you truly remind us of the basics that we tend to forget Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and she too brings these two factors in her buzz. Please Cyndi provide the link to your buzz as it is not easy to do now as I am using mobile phone. Fear deprives us of curiousity. Even a fearful child shall be less creative and imaginative child that is allowed to experiment playfully his curiousity as your grandson is allowed to do Deb. Your comment also reminds me of a previous comment here by Harvey Lloyd in which he attended to the fact that D people may act sometimes because of thei fear. We need to "Trust our emotions". To what extent can we do this if we act out of fear? You bring many new thoughts and I am happy that you joined the discussions Deb.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Cyndi wilkins for sharing the buzz. I extend the same fellow bees who also shared it

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#116
Cyndi wilkins I meant it as a teaser for you. I am glad I did for you responded perfectly well. I exchanged comments with you several times and you are aware of my deep respect to you.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #95

#114
Even if we have, it is all in the effort to make sense of the world as we see it Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I see several differing schools of thought...none of which I claim to be an expert...I have a great deal of respect for everyone who is courageous enough to put their thoughts out there at the risk of being challenged...and sometimes outright vilified...It is most often at those times I try to enter in to the conversation to create some semblance of balance...and I readily admit...I often fail. But it does not stop me from trying;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

To all the commenters here. I have a suggestion. We know of great communicators. And how deeply they influence others. It might be worthy then to revisit their DiSC profiles and relate these profiles to the WPD factor. May be then we get new illuminations. I wonder how my partner Harvey Lloyd would react to this proposal.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#113
it is honorable that you join the discussions Cyndi wilkins. We need your brain. Even if we differ we do so for a good reason. I am not saying we differed thus far.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #92

"But more often than not the red herring is cast out due to fear of what their dominant letter has manifested in to." Exactly on point Harvey Lloyd...Fear of 'feeling' and the loss of power...That is the mindset of those who wish to dominate...not collaborate.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#110
- I noin my hands with yours dear Edward Lewellen

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #90

#110
well then dear Edward Lewellen, I am humbled to hold your hand along with the others; greater guides I cannot imagine! Thank you, sweet man!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I meant popping up in my last comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#106
I wish to share with yoiu now an idea that crossed my mind while exchanging messages with the spiritual Lisa Vanderburg in our previous comments. Now our wonderment is kindled again on a larger scale and so are our passion and drive. This loop of the triad keeps scaling up. Are we having then a fractal WPD loop? My answer is yes as long as we don't assume and proceed by facts. I wonder if this fractal loop is to the taste of the fractal Dr. Milos Djukic. New ideas keep poppong up and the wonderment initiates again. Do you agree Harvey?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#106
this expanded explanation of my comment is splendid Harvey Lloyd. In fact we have new inroad to explore. We need to identify thr emotions acting behind the screen. Is it fear? Is it egoism? Is it fear of what such as exposure? One letter such as D could have more than one driving emtions. I believe these may changd from one situation to another. Great thoughts and your inspiration is undeniable Harvey.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #86

#105
If i could rephrase your comment in DiSC language "One example is the tendency to bring side conflicts to satisfy their dominant letter." I agree in some instances the red herring is cast out as a self serving power grab. But more often than not the red herring is cast out due to fear their dominant letter has manifested in to. With good communications through understanding the driving letter we can discern whether its a power grab or a letter that has a fear attachment. Most importantly by distinguishing between them we can take a course of action as a leader. Addressing the fear attached to the letter requires a private I approach to help the individual detach the fear. The self serving power approach, well lets say that meeting will go quite differently and most likely wont include influence but more a D approach. Given these two approaches we can see that if we "ass-u-me" and get it wrong we could wreck an otherwise excellent team member. Great thoughts.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#104
yes and Harvey Lloyd you highlight a great pointt and reminder as well. We must not deviate from purpose; else communication goes chaotic. One example is the tendency to bring side conflicts to draw the focus from the main point and to focus attention to them. We see this in real life where some people struggle hard to attract the camera on them. It is not only purpose-driven leadership; it is also purpose-driven communication.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #84

#101
In the end we need all letters to contribute to the bottom line. More importantly the human dynamic requires effective inputs into society. We need to feel relevant in our life setting. My contention is that everyone can develop a good "I" (Influence) regardless of your dominate letter. We can all influence better from our position. To some its a developed skills (Me, work in progress) to I's its natural. This is the real strength of profiling you personality. Knowing your strengths and then learning the skills you need to apply those strengths. One of the thoughts that comes forward is agreement and influence are not synonymous. I may influence someone to understand but they still may disagree. The goal of influence is that each in the communication understand the WPD driven purpose. Not in all cases does this mean agreement. My concern is that when we don't use influence the disagreement is usually within communication and not purpose. So we communicate in a vacuum with the purpose outside. This has been a wonderful thought provoking exchange.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

As we have fingerprints, eyeprints and breathprints so we may end up having DiSC prints.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#100
noe we are going into some predictions. I shall try to give a new way of support usind anew approach. I shall test the hypothesis on Sunday. I shall be very happy then to share results with you. Truly these discussions are so enriching to the minds. I am so grateful to all commenters here.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#99
you show by example how to make use of the combination of DiSC and WPD in real work environment. You give a new meaning to leadership- let the I lead the S. Wow so much to ponderon here.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #80

#97
Unless the D shows up in strong battle armor it is difficult to distinguish between the I/S as the secondary letter. I choose the I for you because it looks like you have been through some very destabilizing events where you were a major influence. DS is one of the rare combinations and usually explosive. Couldn't see you there. You are an interesting man and would bet a afternoon of exploration with you would be fascinating. Your D is probably difficult to get riled, but if it is i wouldn't want to be on the receiving end. I really enjoy your posts they make me think in a different way, Pascal Derrien

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #79

#46
"IMO, this part of a profile is the dryest and least motivating" This statement is where DiSC is able to take the factual and transform it into wonderment. I have two very High C's on staff. We are training on the DiSC and trying to take the C from a standalone feature to an I influencing position. Some of our meetings have been so dynamic, and lead by our C folks. The C folks are learning to see the WPD in others and nurture that through the I component with their "Facts". One of the key points we have been utilizing with our C folks is that the C represents a library of facts. Stand at the I or influence letter and let the WPD of the experience tell you which book to use. C's tend to need the facts displayed and understood before the influence can begin. We have merely integrated the two within the same communications by using the I to drive the C. These are new habits being formed but i have enjoyed watching these two gentlemen learn new ways to committal form their strengths. They have also reflected that they feel more effective and fulfilled in their communications. You bring some interesting perspectives and comments Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #78

#95
yes Harvey Lloyd I think I am DI but had to pause about the DS option πŸ˜€

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #77

#55
I would be interested to hear you primary and secondary letters, Pascal Derrien if i was needing to guess i would say DS or DI. I would be interested if my guess is even close.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#84
dear Lisa Vanderburg you have the passion to learn. I shall not be surprised to read a buzz byyou on same topic again. I feel the passion and drive in your comments more the more you comment. You are almost there.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #75

#68
Really enjoyed your cross section of thoughts. The DiSC and understanding the growth of your own communications through understanding would increase the endorphin response for those on your team or followers. Ian Weinberg has shared many thoughts that really assisted me in tying the physical with the more nebulous spiritual. I am still learning and he is still traveling at the speed of light in his thoughts. My Volkswagen is on the trail but way behind.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#85
you are building on a short story in my comment into a full and comprehensive comment dear siraj shaik.The impact of your comments here shall be acknowledged in the next buzzes. A comment isnt' enough here to reflect the many added values in your comments. Your elaboration on the drive factor are truly eye-openers. Harvey Lloyd will surely be impressed with such high quality commen

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #73

#78
This is the beauty of self awareness and understanding our own profile. No you and i should be natural enemies. When two D's collide a fight usually breaks out. But through life experience and drive to better understand the human condition we both have learned that, just because my D exists i need not define me. I would submit that we came to the natural conclusion of our D's long before DiSC was understood. DiSC merely places labels on what we have determined through life experience. You have learned to express your D through your I. A communications milestone many never achieve. I would imagine early in your life your D looked quite different than it does now?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#83
yes and as I said that Laurent Boscherini enriches any discussion with his thoughts-provoking comments.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #71

#80
I would suggest that our communications whether deep or shallow represents a need within our mind or heart. We seek understanding naturally, so we communicate. This concept was presented to me in much more stark way, Everything in the world is owned or controlled by others, if you want it you will have to learn to communicate effectively. Then it would translate into we have two purposes with each need we produce. One the satisfaction of the need and second how do i communicate effectively to achieve the need. This sounded simple when i stumbled across this concept. Myself i introduced the risk profile concept as a third leg to the stool. By adding the risk, what am i willing to bet on serving the need, it made me go back and reevaluate the need based on the bet. Sounds circular but in the end of the thought process i was better able to communicate through proper channels and meet the need. Inquiry as always is intriguing, you ask great questions that inspire discussion.

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #70

I am deeply in hope of wonderment Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee; this is the birth of passion and drive. We all need that inner-child to re-kindle such enchantment as to take our breath away; apply that to our adult-selves and we have magic! The great Edward Lewellen said it ALL in his #6 comment...just took me awhile to 'see ' it! Thank you all commentees for allowing a wee peon like me to SEE!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #69

#70
I believe you have captured the goal of DiSC or any communication tools goal. Excellent comment and thought.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#80
may be when we give an example of your DiSC-WPD analysis then life becomes easier for you in clarifying vague issues dear Lisa Vanderburg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#79
Harvey Lloyd- having just read your email and your comment I feel a good example to elaborate more as suggested in your email would be you and I. I need to read your email 3 more times to comprehend it before responding. However; this is my suggestion in response to your email.

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #66

#50
You read it three times Harvey Lloyd Now....the dawn comes - yes!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #65

#50
Thanks for your kind words and i enjoy exploitative thought. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is an example of thought and what happens when approaches the speed of light. I enjoy the profile view as it gives me a perspective of communications. My profile is pretty demanding and is most likely not the way to communicate in most circumstances. DiSC offers us incite into how to say the same thing differently and get results. As to the wonderment of a child. This was a very awkward journey for my profile. The dreams of a child transcend the fantasy into the self preservation within maturity. This really represents a fork in the road. A journey through man's world can strip us of our wonderment as competition grows. You got an A i got a C you are good i am less, etc.... My journey took me away from that view of competition. I realized that wonderment comes in complimentary, not competition. But you better have some big faith and thick skin in this view. You go against the grain when you communicate and the competitive folks see you as weak and smell fear. But i had to learn things like DiSC to be able to remain complimentary instead of competitive. Your questions run deep and DiSC is merely a tool we use to deal with our choice of complementary in a competitive world.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#74
Harvey Lloyd I must say that I have found my DiSC profile (D and then I) with yours (D and then S) fit so well. We had our differences, but only to come up with new ideas. I need to explore why in a greater depth.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#71
bravo Harvey Lloyd and I am in full agreement with you.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #62

#56
I would add that even the we both are D's the graph would answer the question. The team work here to produce something had a very low risk profile for me. So i am able to tap into my weaker letters. Given your drive and commitment to post quality content i would place the risk factor higher. Looking at the process from this perspective helps establish who is supporting and who is driving. In cases where the risk is equal you may see a little more heated discussion. But again great leaders stay focused on the purpose/goal. Who is driving shouldn't be a factor, getting there is what matters

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
this is a heart-lifting comment dear siraj shaik would respond to your comment as well.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #60

#55
My letters are Dominate D and secondary is S. This is a dangerous combination. I seek stability with a vengeance. I think it would be easier to state that i struggle with other D's. Specifically if a D is producing destabilizing signals. Now if you want to look at marriage most DiSC combinations choose to marry their opposites. My match book psychology degree tells me that the opposites seem to fill something in each other. DiSC is really a proactive approach of how you can communicate based on others hearing rather than your own narrative driving. As to dream team? Well Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is an easy individual to explore with. Its a pleasure to support his efforts.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#70
oh I am so glad to read your comment dear Laurent Boscherini and I wefre discussing the poszible applications of the DiSC-WPD combinations such as in leadership, communications, inverse thinking and negotiations. Now you alert us to extend examples to change management. This is an excellent idea.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#69
love the way you expressed it Harvey Lloyd that self p=eservation leads to purpose. It is amazing how discussions are bifurcating into new possibilitis.9

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #57

#57
just made some connections that may help in understanding the linear concepts of what has been introduced. Self-preservation leads to purpose, this instills WPD while DiSC is how we share or communicate this purpose and passion. DiSC is more the bullhorn for WPD. Great thoughts and discussion.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

4 years ago #56

Thank you dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your excellent post and tagging me. Following so many insightful comments, it could be relevant to pinpoint one reminder : all Periods of change can create emotional times for any organization. Channeling that emotion by allowing the follower to be part of the change gives them a sense of ownership, which in turn inspires the passion within, maybe the key point you have so well enlightened, genuinely.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #55

#64
Your summation of the buzz was excellent and you introduce some additional thoughts. I would say that you introduced us to, self preservation leads to purpose, while WPD is the energy behind the purpose then DiSC a methodology of communication the passion driven purpose. This is an awesome concept. Thanks for you comments.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Having read the grand comments of Savvy Raj to these discussions. I know she can enrich them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#64
@I leave it to both Sara Jacobovici

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Laurent Boscherini- I would love to read your feedback on these discussions.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #51

Part II As Harvey says, "The DiSC offers us some insight into how different personalities might hear the same message. Therefore giving us an opportunity to change some wording that all may hear the same message". Sara says "DISC is the behavior/action of an individual being assessed and WDP are the qualities (that exist or not) which influence the outcome of those behaviors and actions." Using DISC and WPD might be just what leaders need to inculcate on their journey, for its not greay how successful a leader was but it is the legacy of followers he leaves behind to continue his journey and leadership style. Ghandi brought in the peace driven leadership style and till date that is the only method of successful leadership style that put the interests of both the leaders and his team in the forefront. An intruiguing WPD buzz A must read for all.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#62
you are one of the three people that shaped up the WPD factor dear Lisa Vanderburg. You bring an important point to the discussions. It is about the need to act on it so that it may not fade. You are correct. On the other end it could be self-fuelling and form a fractal cycle as I explained to in our exchange of messages.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #49

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee After reading all the comments on this buzz I am in wonder and awe of the passion we share, the purpose driven comments below and the drive we create to enable the WPD ship is sailing right. Our Purpose driven passion is the oil that keeps the engine running, the result/destination ahead creates the wonder and curiousity we all need and the drive is the most important, as it is born out of our purpose driven self and the ones around us. It can easily be induced/lit up and similarly drown if not sustained. We can be the drive to our passions alone the percentage is low, but with the support of many others we can go long way. I love that you attached leadership with WPD and DIsC profile. A much needed discussion among great leaders.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#60
thank you dearLisa Vanderburg deserves our standing by him. Having written a forward for one of his books and a restimonial for his second book I dare say that "reading" him reflected what a great human he is.

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #47

#40
My prayers join with yours Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, an ever-giving stalwart of a man!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#57
Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher onher childhood memories. I find that the WPD factor is a great reason why Lisa wrote such a great article. It is a must read.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#57
dear Lisa Vanderburg. I introduced to her the idea of fractal WPD fractal with explanation. In order not to sound an egoist I gave the ok to Lisa to publisg these exchanges of comments. I think in part you shall find the answer to your question

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#55
mine by taking more than one disc ptofile tests is 50% dominant, 33% influencer and the remaining are low in s and c. Harvey is highest on dut his next isn't i. Thid brings down the possibility of having risk in our communication. Pascal Derrien. Believe me we were always grateful and sometimes make fun of our differences. Never we felt strained while discussing the disc profile discussion.we even shared the results of our disc profiles. Yes we tested the results on ourselves.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #43

The dream team @work :-) Harvey and Ali where do you guys sit in terms of profile preference yourself ? No answers needed :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Great discussions and very revealineg ones are going here. I invite you to join

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
thank you dear again. The ltrics you quote are just enough to prove how the pwd factor is so important as you outlined. You remind me of the blind person who was asking for help. He had a board nearby asking people for help. Little help came till somebody voluntarily changed the appeal . he wrote please help me enjoy the summer as you do. Help poured in. The wpd factor has more value than I ever thought before.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
thank you my friend Harvey Lloyd would say. Yes, we introduced the WPD factoer following long exchanges of comments by Sara Jacobovici I sort reminded myself of our forgotten baby. I am so pleased that the factor appeals to you, Chris.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
this is a forward-looking comment dear Sara Jacobovici#46. I hope your time would allow for it. Surely, Harvey and I shall take care of your comment. You are an integrator meaning process oriented. You run a low risk in your communication. I did my DiSC profilr iam dominant and then influencer. This means that i have a higher risk in my communication. You act arisk-buffer if we we in one team.I shall explain in graphs soon. Thank you Sara. Your comment shows your integration and comprehension of the buzz. No one shall feel offended by your comment. This is the proof that you run a low risk in your communication.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #38

My apologies ahead of time as I didn't have a chance to read the comments. If my response has been already addressed, please point that out to me. Thanks. #2 #5 A very dynamic and thought provoking post Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. First, I think you are a great example of how you take the engagement with your readers to new levels. Now, as I have referred to myself as an integrator, I very much appreciate how you bring two areas which are often discussed separately, and weaved their influence together. You write: "DiSC profiles the behavior of people in four main categories. These are: Decisive or Dominant (problem-oriented), Influential (people-oriented), Steady or stabilizing (pace-oriented) and Compliant (procedures-oriented)…It is timely here to introduce the WPD Factor here. This factor stands for Wonderment, Passion and drive." DISC is the behavior/action of an individual being assessed and WDP are the qualities (that exist or not) which influence the outcome of those behaviors and actions. I can imagine a part two to this post, Dr. Ali, that shows us how the individual profile, using DISC and WPD, reflects on the corporate culture or brand.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
this is a great comment and captured the main point of this buzz. Because you are honest and you know yourself Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador your comment is on the point and makes all of us to try and draw an analogy between thei behaviore profile and the WP D factor. This way wemay draw better conclusions. I am sure Harvey Lloyd will have much to add.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Well, I feel there is a good relationship that can be created with the use of the DiSC Profile, and the application of the WPD factor. DiSC plays the defining role while WPD urges us to move forward with enthusiasm and confidence. With so many different views about leadership, I like your title "Visualize Leadership". A visual goes a long way toward ATTEMPTING to define our role. For example, C - Compliant (procedures-oriented) is how I would profile myself when I worked, and even now. I had to communicate the need for following guidelines, staying within boundaries, and being on the same page. IMO, this part of a profile is the dryest and least motivating, and is more of a must do role. And with that said, this is where you pull the magic out of the hat and apply the WPD factor! Being a good leader is a combination of worthy qualities and if you can "visualize the entire picture" (satisfying your curiosity), it is much easier to apply and share your passion in order to reward others and yourself with a pat on the back and ready to take on the next tasks. Communication can be addressed by drive, which is most important because a leader needs his staff, team. etc., to share that same enthusiasm in defining your and their purpose.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
great as you are needed here Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

#39
I will always be on beBee--I just might not be in the US. The next few months will tell the tale.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
thank you dear @siraj shaikh for sharing the buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
thank you my friend. Because of you being so humble you learn and pass on what you learn to others. I appreciate your comments and manners my friend siraj shaik

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
your modesty and openness to learn has always been sdmirablesiraj shaik

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
dear Lisa Vanderburg helped you in understanig this buzz more. I love your honesty for you never pretend that you know well what is not the case. Please prey witbh me that our very dear friend recovers soon. He is so considerate that even when he is having a health problem he makes himself available to contribute and better our understanding. For me Edward is among the people who are very close to my heart.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee wrote in his comment #37 what is small can lead to something big. In your case it will. Hope always to see you around.

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #28

Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich....lookie this!

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #27

#18
Edward Lewellen have created something very precious here, even if it'll take me awhile to get it :) #13 Debasish Majumder, I think (wish they had Italics!) the purpose transcends societal, academic or entrepreneurial background my friend..? And ...if you could where a frock, I'd have more room to hide while I ponder :)

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

I always consider myself to be a small voice. The Hierarchy in the US is awesome indeed. The Powerful revel in their power. If the system causes damage, those that do the damage charge to fix it. I think I am done here. I'm a bit old to escape my braces, but escape them I will. I'm again revisiting selling my house, but now I am conversing with myself about where in the world I would rather live. I think I have settled.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
and pleass feel free my dear Yolanda \u00c1vila M\u00e1rquez to enrich us with your comments

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #24

#22
Some great thoughts as we pursue our curiosity and dreams if we are willing to push the thought that far. Various profiles of communication styles, like DiSC help transfer that excitement and curiosity to others by understanding the dynamics that help others to hear/see our passion. The risk value is really an all encompassing word. In the case of a new product or service we could probably change the word risk to passion. In leadership if we are over the top passionate about something, meaning our curiosity and dreams are the main driver then we should probably place the risk point higher on the scale. I know for myself when i am passionate about something i have to be careful where i place the risk point. Being a strong D i can become commanding and not see the value in other profile types. This causes me to use caution in placing the risk point so that i might be reminded, the curiosity will find the success if i allow all profiles to participate.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
I truly believe that you Harvey Lloyd should intensify your exchanges of comments. I shall not be surprised to see new paradigms of thinking emerging when you do.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #22

#18
This shows some major insight into the human dynamic of maturing. The discussion of the DiSC profile aspect is merely a small speck within the major concept you introduce. I can speak for myself that the DiSC and Meyer's-Briggs was a first step in me becoming self aware of filters that had placed in the brain long ago. I am unique but so is everybody else. Grasping this single concept helped me on my journey of self awareness. Your comments humble me.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Weak and week- we might here the same word, but our interpretation of them may differ. Yes, I agree therefore with your Harvey Lloyd

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
I appreciate greatly your feedback Yolanda \u00c1vila M\u00e1rquez. Regarding your observation on curiosity I fully agree. We aren't after curiosity that killed the cat. We are after curiosity that opens possibilities, stretch our insights and transforms into positive actions. Your quotes in the last two lines are relevant and adds support to our line of thinking. I have to mention here that your comments on my previous buzz shall be mentioned in the following applications of this buzz. Your support and contributions are undeniable. Thank you

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #19

#13
Economics aside i would say that DiSC is more a communications understanding than a classification. By understanding your dominant letter(s) you can better determine how to communicate your ideas to those who have different letters. I don't see the profile as being much different than me learning a different langauge so i might communicate more effectively within someone else's native language. In leadership we find ourselves having to express complex concepts in the beginning. What a leader says does not necessarily imply what was heard. The DiSC offers us some insight into how different personalities might hear the same message. Therefore giving us an opportunity to change some wording that all may hear the same message.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
I am sure your comment shall be of huge importance to the discussions here dear . In future buzzes I shall refer to your comment on my previous buzz on risk tolerance. Eagerly waiting for your feedback.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Dearest Edward Lewellen. You said it in one line that stands out "Our Wonderment was stifled by our belief that it's silly to dream beyond our current reality". This is very true and this is we (Harvey and I) highlighted the risk of ignoring the wisdom in your line. I am so glad to read your comment for it fills me with the drive to go on. Your WPD Factor is truly high. I hope you tell me about the other news. You know what I mean. I prey for your health my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

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#13
I thank you for your sharing the buzz dear Debasish Majumder would respond first to the rest of your challenging comment. Please Debasish wait before you write a poem on this.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Thank you Kevin Baker and I am really keen here to spread the idea that constructive cooperation leads to great results.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
I wonder if you and I Harvey Lloyd would produce the DiSC graph based on our discussions how it would look like. I tell you that I found a way to include the experience mapping or comments-exchange mapping using similar graphs. Step by step I shall share the results. We started our discussions with some differences. However; we turned those differences into a series of buzzes constructively. One day I hope to share with the readers this experience. I say it loudly- without your exchange of comments with me those possibilities would have remained as mirages.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

4 years ago #12

i guess, the wonderment, passion and drive largely depend on a person class which he is belonging. so it is the class virtually determine in what issue he will generally interested. his economic status plays the major role to determine his desire and drive. however, nice buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share sir.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Kevin Baker for sharing the buzz. Greatly appreciated

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
You are very correct Harvey Lloyd. "In almost all cases a leader needs to influence the letters of the team members to see their dominant letter from an influence position. Specifically not to introduce facts or opinions of their dominant letter, but rather interpret their thoughts into influential statements based on their dominant letter". You define the role of leaders in novelty. I shall try my best to elaborate on these line in the following buzzes. Thank you.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #8

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee has produced an amazing buzz and i have had the privilege of supporting the effort. It's been a fascinating journey of understanding.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #7

Secondarily, when we begin to place the dominant letters of those we lead on the graph we begin to understand how each team member will view the proposed risk level. In almost all cases a leader needs to influence the letters of the team members to see their dominant letter from an influence position. Specifically not to introduce facts or opinions of their dominant letter, but rather interpret their thoughts into influential statements based on their dominant letter. The influential statements should support abating the risk. These statements or suggestions should be futuristic in an action format. This is a particularly difficult place to place the DSC person. Especially if the letter is a dominating factor of their own leadership. In almost all cases the end goal includes a influence of customers, employees or marketplace type activities. Getting the three letters to view their strengths from the "I" position will insure that the best options will be discussed and brought out from the group. To better understand this thought some background research on not only your profile but the profile of others is warranted. A leader has to be able to steer conversation away from dominant letters and sustain a creative conversation from those strengths within the influence arena.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador- I hope you find the buzz relevant to the WPD Hive

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

@Fatima Williams for you and Sara Jacobovici were instrumental in developing the WPD Factor. I hope both of you find this buzz relevant.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
I am absolutely relieved read your comment dear Harvey Lloyd. You know I would have never written this buzz without your genuine involvement. yes, I felt first that introducing the graph as it is in the buzz will better the chances that the following buzzes shall be digestible to the readers. It is a stepwise approach to many potential applications. Thank you Harvey and I appreciate greatly your support and constant support.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #3

First of all you did an awesome job of introducing the graph to assist us in understanding the paradigm of personalities. I would suggest that by viewing the graph empty of data first we can understand the variables that exist. The risk line from right to left represents the amount of pressure a specific task or purpose may hold for the leader. By placing a percentage value here we are claiming the importance and time scale of the leader in presenting the purpose or resolving issues. Once placed we can now see the four letters access and need. The higher the risk factor we place the more decision oriented we need to be, the lower the risk factor the more we can consider using the strengths of the SC dominant team members. All letters are important regardless of risk, but seeing the chart blank allows to better align the resources based on the level of risk.

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