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Behavioral Diversity

There are No "I"s on Our Team

In working with DISC assessments, I’ve discovered an industry that doesn’t appreciate the likes of me, a “High I” who is inclined to be optimistic, enthusiastic, trusting, magnetic, persuasive and convincing. But I’m OK with that. What is this industry? And why are “I’s” so scarce?

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Fostering Behavioral Diversity

When considering the concept of workplace diversity, most think in terms of ethnic, gender or cultural differences. There is an equally important perspective to consider: Behavioral Diversity. As often expressed with gender scenarios, the mantra can be equally true: “Can’t live with them and can’t live without them.”

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The Ongoing Terrell Owens Case Study

While he’s been among the most talented players at his position ever, he continues to find himself outcast and unemployed while somehow he always lands on his feet with a new multimillion dollar deal only to have yet another team discover what one bad apple can do the rest of the bunch.

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Intro

Back in the days when I managed a manufacturing facility I had recruiting responsibilities. I was a semi-frequent interviewer and never gained proficiency. I talked too much and asked too little.  As a result, I wasted the opportunity to gain

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