Welcome to the TURTLE’S Pond

C - TurtleP4 - C - Clyde

This is the home-page of CLYDE the Turtle.

Good morning, and welcome to my home-page.

As part of becoming a professional in my chosen area of expertise, someone who’s advice I trust advised me to become an authority on DISC Empower behavioural profiling.

So that I can help other Turtles (that is, other animals and people who have a somewhat similar behavioural style to me), I am currently studying, and will report back ASAP with the details YOU need to become better in your role.

This information will improve your results, but it has to be accurate.

Kind Regards,

Clyde

The Turtle from DISC Empower

PS: I have done the research and can confirm that I am a High C.

To help you understand working with me, you might like to download and study my work poster; you can do that here:

4 - C - Clyde's Poster

Now, here are some insider tips on dealing with other profile types:


Working with Lions like Dominic

D - Lion

  • Lions hate you wasting their time.  I often have to help Dominic as he tends to be “rip-tear-bust” leaving a trail of destruction in his path.
  • Don’t be offended if a Lion says something to you very abruptly.
  • I find dealing with Dominic it helps if I start with the big picture, and only go into the detail if he asks for it.

Working with Monkeys like Iggy

I - Monkey

  • Monkeys drive me nuts.  Talk-talk-talk!  Plus they don’t put the time into research and study to become an authority on anything!  However, they ARE better with people, and tend to help our team overcome conflict, and our customers love them.
  • One thing that I find helpful when dealing with Monkeys is to be prepared to be more open, and not always point out their failures.
  • I am putting together a whitepaper on working with Monkeys, and will share it with you once it is finished.

Working with Goldfish like Sammy

S - Goldfish

  • Goldfish enjoy working with people, so we get on just fine.  I have trained Sammy not to interupt me when I am busy, and this really helps, too.
  • Sometimes we just have to be careful we don’t waste too much time socialising, as that is what we do best.
  • Oh, and there was some work to do?!  OK, I remember now…!!!

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Welcome to the GOLDFISH tank

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This is the home-page of SAMMY the Goldfish.

Hi!

 

I just want to say hello, and welcome you to my home-page.  I hope you like it! What would you like to see added to it?  I set this page up to help other Goldfish, who just like me always appreciate tips on how we can perform at our peak at work, so everyone achieves more and as a team we achieve our goals.

Our team has been asked for tips for others with the same behaviour profile as us, so a few of us GOldfish got together and put together these points for you.  Here they are:

  1. Some people call us “technicians”, because we are so consistent and reliable.  (How embarrassing, but I guess it is true!)
  2. We love the security that an unchanging workplace gives us…but sometimes we need to step out and explore new ways of doing things!  Don’t get up against someone that gives you a nudge towards new ideas.
  3. Try not to be stubborn; if you have made your mind up about something, remember that there STILL may be a better way of doing things, so be prepared to change.  We are Goldfish remember, not Ostrich! 😉
  4. Don’t be a YES person.  One of our bad habits is trying to please EVERYONE.  So we keep saying YES to everything we are asked to do, until we have no time to swim or eat or exercise; our health and wellbeing suffers, and next thing even those that we really care about are let down.  Be gutsy enough to say NO sometimes.
  5. Do you want another workplace tip: hustle more.  Always walk like you are 5 minutes late.  This sends a message to others that you understand that “time = money”.  Someone that wanders around sends the wrong message to others in the business.
  6. Also, remember to use your initiative!  Don’t always hold back to see what others do.  Be prepared to be a leader.
  7. Now, what about when things go wrong?  Don’t worry, it will blow over.  Just don’t go into your cave.  Be prepared to quietly talk it over with someone else.  Pick up the phone and give them a call; it’s a great stress release.
  8. Sometimes busy people don’t run around thanking everyone for the work they do; don’t take this as though you are not appreciated.  YOU ARE!  It is just that many people forget to tell you.

Have an awesome day!

Sammy

The Goldfish from DISC Empower

PS: Yes, I’m a high S!

If you would like it, you can view or download my work-poster here (HTH):

3 - S - Sammy's Poster


Working with Lions like Dominic

D - Lion

  • Lions hate you wasting their time.  When I work with Dominic I have to take some time before to help ensure I am very clear on what I need.  Be straight to the point.
  • Don’t be offended if a Lion says something to you very abruptly.  They probably don’t mean to be rude.  They probably just have a lot on their mind!

Working with Monkeys like Iggy

I - Monkey

  • Monkeys love socialising!  I do, too.  So I need to be careful that Monkeys like Iggy don’t use up all my time.
  • When you deal with Monkeys, you might find it is worth speaking and moving a bit faster; it will let them know you value them, but you are busy and need to keep moving.

Working with Turtles like Clyde

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  • Turtles like Clyde love the detail, and want to be respected as an authority in their area of expertise.  You can really make them feel valued by seeking out their knowledge, and letting them know that you value it.
  • If you need them to do something for you, explain how it will be used, and give them some extra information on why you need it, or why it is a good idea.
  • If you need to get them to change, make sure you always give Turtles all the facts on why the new direction is better than the old way.

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Welcome to the LION’s den

D - Lion Dominic

Dominic

This is the home-page of Dominic the Lion.

Glad to see you here.  I want to share with you five fast tips on being a LION, as well as some tips on how you can better work with other profile types.

  1. Your energy and drive can really move the company forward.  Just don’t trample on others in your desire for results.  Remember you can’t win this game on your own!
  2. Detail is not your thing.  Have some close trusted colleagues (go for Turtles and Goldfish) that love the detail.
  3. Too much socialising feels like a waste of time – just remember to build relationships with other people on the way through.  You will need them if you are truly going to reach your goals.
  4. Take a step back from time-to-time to consider the big picture.  Some of the best lions I know screwed up because they overlooked something vital.  You don’t want to get to the top of the ladder, just to find you have climbed the wrong wall.
  5. Don’t forget to enjoy yourself.  Us Lions have been known to work like crazy to get the results we demand, and our health and family can suffer.  Remember you only live once, make it a good one!

Cheers,

Dominic

The Lion from DISC Empower

PS: Yes, I’m a high D!

Feel free to download my work poster here!

1 - D - Dominic's Poster


Working with Monkeys like Iggy

I - Monkey

  • Monkeys love socialising!
  • Careful that they don’t use up all your time.
  • When you give them a task, take a few moments to check out how they are, or hear them out on some gossip, and then put forward your request.  If you walk in, give them the task in a direct no-nonsense way, don’t be surprised if you offend them!

Working with Goldfish like Sammy

S - Goldfish

  • Goldfish enjoy working with people
  • It is easy to hurt their feelings
  • Tell them that you appreciate their support
  • If you are emailing them, add some extra info.  Ask them how their weekend is, or how they are enjoying the new car.  Taking a few moments to invest the time with have an excellent impact on results, and pay dividends later, too.

Working with Turtles like Clyde

C - Turtle

  • Turtles love detail
  • Slow down when you speak to them!
  • If you are emailing a Turtle, add some extra info to the email to ‘frame’ what you are looking for.
  • Never assume
  • If you need them to do something for you, explain how it will be used, and give them some extra information on why you need it, or why it is a good idea.
  • If you need to get them to change, make sure you always give Turtles all the facts on why the new direction is better than the old way.

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What sort of animal are you?

Visit www.disc-empower.com to find out, and get YOUR free profile report!