Ever had the moment where, the team is struggling to understand what
their Team leaders is trying to say? For instance you have a team of senior
managers and the CEO is struggling to set his messages across and the team
vice versa is reeling in fear, wondering why we are not communicating well
enough. Using DISC to unravel the communication styles is a step forward
towards creating a functional performing team. Here is an approach that
you can adopt. DISC, is a behavioural assessment tool that also
incorporates, the measure of your communication styles. - belbin team
Communication style of D
Here’s what a dominant boss will expect from everyone. For a start his
approach towards communicating with you, is one that is centred on tasks
and getting things done. Should you be giving a presentation, he (D style
boss) feels its his every right to stop you at any point to clarify. In fact, he
usually speaks his mind and it may sound curt, undiplomatic and rude at its
very worst. As a team member what approach can you take to communicate
with a boss who exhibits a D style of communications;
Be brief and to the point
If you have to share a negative or a point that is not aligned with your D
style boss, say as it is and don’t dance around explaining why you are saying
it. This is where you should thread very carefully, stick to facts and
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Listen to your Boss and listen well
Don’t get muddled in chit chats, jokes, stories, or small talk
Be competent in what you are doing and what you are talking about
Lasty don’t take the criticisms personally, my own experience in the
corporate world, D bosses will not usually bear a grudge, on you as a
person, its all about tasks and getting things done.
When expectation are not met. D bosses can become irritable, impatient
and critical. They have the tendency to wish that everyone in the team is
just like them, being a go getter, solving problems and getting things done,
Improve your communication skills, by leveraging on DISC. Learn to
recognise, why individuals communicate the way they do and how you can
better adopt reciprocal style of communication with your bosses, team
members and customers. Do get in touch with us at
[email protected], for a DISC training session delivered by
experienced practitioners who have worked with a diverse range of teams.