Soon after I started working my first 'real' job post college, I was on the phone with my parents, Rick and Susan, talking about some of my frustrations with my professional colleagues. I didn’t feel fully supported in the fast paced environment, and I expressed this over the phone with my parents. It was around that time that the MyEverythingDiSC.com site was released from beta testing, and my parents encouraged me to take an assessment and browse the site to try and understand why I was feeling what I felt. After looking back, I think my parents saw a good opportunity to not only help me understand my frustrations, but also test the new product on their son!
All joking aside, the profile was eye opening into understanding myself, and understanding why others behave the way they behave. I am continually impressed with how such a simple model can really push the limits on how we are able to communicate with each other. To echo others in my family, this is truly an influential tool and a valuable instrument that I hope more organizations incorporate into their culture.