E6S-171 DiSC over DMAIC - Part 1

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Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  In this episode number 171, "DiSC over DMAIC," we review the basics of the DiSC personality types, and discuss when you should be "someone else" for the sake of your project. If you're just tuning in for the first time, find all our back episodes on our podcast table of contents at e6s-methods.com. If you like this episode, be sure to click the "like" link in the show notes.  It's easy.  Just tap our logo, click and you're done. Tap-click-done!  Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-171 Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes




I            Recall: Several past episodes referring to the DiSC model (personality profile)

a.       E6S-004          DMAIC vs. Just-do-it.  Part 1           

b.      E6S-005          DMAIC vs. Just-do-it.   Part 2          

c.       E6S-025          Stakeholder AnalysisPart 2

d.      E6S-028          Presentation Planning- Part 1             

e.       E6S-029          Presentation Planning- Part 2 

f.       E6S-036          Team 10K - Team Building

II          More in Depth Explanation of DiSC

a.       D - Dominance; i - Influence; S - Steadiness; C - Conscientiousness

b.      Similar Assessments

i.      "Spirit" Animals

1.      D-Lion, i-Peacock, S-Golden Retriever, C-Owl

2.      D-Lion, i-Peacock, S-Lamb, C-Owl

3.      D-Lion, i-Otter, S-Golden Retriever, C-Beaver

4.      D-Bull, i-Peacock, S-Golden Retriever, C-Owl

5.      "BOLT" - D-Bull, C-Owl, S-Lamb, i-Tiger

6.      Bird (D-Eagle, i-Peacock, S-Dove, C-Owl)

ii.      D.A.R.E.. (D-Driver, C-Analytic, S-Relater, i-Expressive)

c.       The typical behaviors are outlined below:

i.      Dominance “D”

1.      Sees the big picture

2.      Direct or Blunt

3.      Accepts challenges. Risk taker

4.      Impatient

5.      Wants to be known for his/her authority

ii.      Influence “I”

1.      Enthusiastic

2.      Optimistic

3.      Likes to collaborate. Social

4.      Dislikes being ignored.

5.      Wants to be known for their status

iii.      Steadiness “S”

1.      Doesn't like to be rushed

2.      Calm manner

3.      Team consensus oriented

4.      Humility

5.      Driven to maintain order

6.      Wants to be known for their agreeableness, easy to get along with

iv.      Conscientious “C”

1.      Detailed oriented

2.      Fears being wrong (or being exposed as wrong)

3.      Objective reasoning

4.      Slow to get to the point

5.      Wants to be known for their expertise

d.      These dimensions are expressed in classical patterns that correlate with typical tendencies.

i.      High “D” High “I” combination exhibits tendencies toward likability and pushiness, classic salesperson traits. 

ii.      High “C,” High “Ds” gravitate toward change-agent roles.  They see the world unfavorably, and believe they have the power to change it. 

iii.      High “C” High “S” are the classic “perfectionists,” and tend to gravitate to mid-level analytical roles. They master the status quo and do their best to optimize and maintain it. 

iv.      High “I” High “S” are masters at going with the flow.  No one quite understands what they do for the company, but they tend to be extremely popular, read politics well, and support the “winning” team. 

v.      NOTE: these are only tendencies, which should not be confused with competencies. 

1.      assuming a High “D” is no good with data this would be false.  They could be completely competent with deep data analytics, but their preference would be to stay high level.

2.      a High “C” can be the life of the party, can stand before a room and “perform,” in a manner that comes naturally to a High “I,”



III      When to invoke which "Spirit" animal with DMAIC (D-Lion; i-Peacock; S-Golden Retriever, C-Owl)

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