Whether you consider yourself a leader or not, a successful life begins with self-analysis.
I am reading The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader. The concept is basically that our emotional response to the world is based on whether we perceive our environment as favorable or unfavorable and whether we perceive ourselves as more or less powerful than our environment.
DiSC methodology was mentioned by a chiropractic coach and is also recommended at Keller Williams. I took the online assessment when I joined Keller but the report was long and I lost interest in it.
As I stress with my classes, I like things brief and powerful. I am finding the book is something you could pick up and use right away. My default personality is Deliberate. If you go through that personality type, you will see why I am making a thorough analysis of the book to see how I can benefit and help others through the process. (smile)
The dimensions are described as a circle. Our default is likely to be one of the eight dimensions. However, the other dimensions are needed at times. If we were perfectly balanced and aware, we would be in the center and using whatever dimension was appropriate at the time.
As with nearly all aspects of life, we tend to evaluate others based on our perceptions without thinking that we might be wrong. That creates a block for us. We can be more effective by understanding ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses, and when others can be helpful. It also helps to understand others by being able to see their strengths and weaknesses and how they can fit into the picture we are creating for our lives.
I am recommending the book and have added it to my list. Just click here and scroll to the bottom.