Science of Self Warm Ups

Your brain is like a muscle. And just like any muscle in your body, with the proper exercise and training, your brain will increase in strength on a multitude of levels. The warm up exercises below are designed to increase blood flow to your brain, challenge your critical thinking and prepare you for the insights you’ll receive from the webinars, lessons and exercises presented in the upcoming series. Have fun!


Building Your Brand – A brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room. It’s the way they feel about you, the way they describe you. It’s how someone would explain who you are and what you do. For the purpose of this post, let’s focus on the personal aspects of building your brand.

Behavior & Communication

3 Tips for Leaders to Improve Feedback – When was the last time you gave constructive feedback to one of your employees? Have you ever felt like you’re reaching out to them with your words of encouragement? Did they change their work and behavior after listening to you?

Why Communication is the Key to All Successful
Business Interaction 
– Communication is the key to all successful business interaction. And, it’s not always everyone’s strong suit. Sometimes a leader may identify their communication shortfalls while other times they may not even be aware these shortfalls exist. Identifying, then improving communication can improve the overall productivity within an organization.

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover – An important life theme I’ve always tried to live by is to never to judge a book by its cover. Talking recently with a coworker who had an unfortunate incident at a local car dealership got me to thinking about that.

Using DISC to Analyze Non-Verbals – DISC is the universal language that helps us to identify a person’s behavioral style. It’s considered to be “universal” because the rules of DISC apply to everyone, regardless of their place of origin. Another great thing about DISC is that it is observable. With minimal training, it’s fairly easy to identify a person’s main behavioral style just by briefly observing them.

Using DISC to Analyze Non-Verbals: Part II – DISC is the universal language that helps us to identify a person’s behavioral style. It’s considered to be “universal” because the rules of DISC apply to everyone, regardless of their place of origin. Another great thing about DISC is that it is observable.

Overcoming Behavioral Barriers to Communication – Almost everyone agrees communication is critically important in business. But despite recent technological advances, communication is often observed to be one of the major problems for many organizations.

How to Survive This Thing Called Life Using DISC -We are going through a period of intense economic and political crisis around the globe, in distinct locations and with varying levels of intensity. However, in one way or another we all live in an increasingly globalized world and it is almost impossible not to feel the impact of that.

Convert Debate Into Dialogue – The uncertainty and high tensions of our world and political landscape have made us emotionally raw. Everywhere you turn it feels like your fundamental beliefs are under attack and for some even your very existence as a human being.

4 Trends to Build an Effective Workplace Communication Model – Communication in the workplace has changed big time, and it continues to change rapidly. The reasons? There are many, including technology, marketplace changes, or cultural changes. Only two decades ago there were no mobile phones, nor computers to work with.

Driving Forces

How to Make Yourself Bot-proof in the Job Market – There is a paradigm shift occurring pertaining to hiring, retaining, developing or managing the best talent in the market. The workforce of the not too distant future may have an entirely different look than the workforce of today.

5 Things You Need to do to be Successful at Just About Anything  – Like the elusive fountain of youth, people are constantly looking for the magic recipe or the secret sauce to become successful. While there are far more successful people in the world than I am, I would like to share some things that have worked for me over the years.

Intellectuals: How it Plays Out in a Team – Individuals with a high intellectual driving force are people driven by opportunities to learn, acquire knowledge and discover truth. They tend to be generalists and have a positive drive toward education. With their passions in discovery and inquiry, high intellectuals value ideas that can be rationally explained.

5 Ways to Energize Yourself by Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone – Is your comfort zone turning into your own personal prison? Are you someone who relates closely to Bruce Hornsby’s hit song called “That’s just the way it is.” For some people, this may be their national anthem. They cherish routine and they don’t like a great deal of change, especially sudden change.

Driving Forces: What Gets You Up in the Morning? – It’s a question we’ve all heard time and again, and while it can sometimes be difficult to fully express, having purpose and satisfaction in your work makes it more meaningful for you, your team and company.

Build Culture Profit with Conversation – Think about the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone at work. Did you walk away feeling good about the subject or project? Did your good mood make you feel like you could accomplish other things?

Soft Skills

4 Ways to Develop Your Soft Skills for Better Communication – In our disconnected culture, it’s no wonder people have a hard time with soft skills. We are accustomed to quick text messages and short emails — and these types of interactions do not lend themselves to soft skills.

Where are you at the 3 Levels of Leadership? – Ever notice some people gravitate toward positions of leadership? I’m not talking about the people who want all the attention and praise, but rather those who are truly viewed and respected as leaders.

Talent Management

There is a Method to Break the Talent Management Madness – Discussions about talent management systems can lead to many places. Many companies use multiple sources to accomplish their talent management needs: a recruiter to find people; different motivation systems attempting to engage employees; and advance, or develop, people through internal managers measuring performance with basic performance indicators.

Talent Insights with Driving Forces Workbook – The following guide is intended to help you THINK about the results your TTI Talent Insights Report provides. The guide will also challenge you to APPLY the discoveries you make.