Are You Part of the 69% ?
No – it’s not an April Fool, it’s a genuine question. Let me explain.
Have you ever done a D.i.S.C. profile, or heard of it? It’s a personality profiling tool, which is useful in recruitment or development processes. Most people consider that ‘natural leaders’ are a high D or I profile, or both.
Let me briefly overview for you what the 4 ‘types’ are.
D = Dominance
A person primarily in this DiSC quadrant places emphasis on accomplishing results and “seeing the big picture.” They are confident, sometimes blunt, outspoken, and demanding.
i = influence
A person in this DiSC quadrant places emphasis on influencing or persuading others. They tend to be enthusiastic, optimistic, open, trusting, and energetic.
S = Steadiness
A person in this DiSC quadrant places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, loyalty, and dependability. They tend to have calm, deliberate dispositions and don’t like to be rushed.
C = Conscientiousness
A person in this DiSC quadrant places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise and competency. They enjoy their independence, demand the details, and often fear being wrong.
Now as I said, most people believe that ‘leaders’ are in the high D or i categories – or both. And, you know what, some definitely are. And because of the natural styles of these types, they are more outgoing, extroverted and generally make themselves known. And that’s where the assumption comes from.
Would it surprise you to know, therefore, that a whopping 86% of leaders are NOT high D or i? 69% are high S and 17% high C.
Which means ….wait for it….MOST are actually quiet leaders.
If you have ever worked for a manager/business owner that seems to avoid making a decision, can’t delegate or is ‘too nice’, then you are dealing with one of the 86% of leaders. Perhaps it is you?
Do you find yourself not speaking up for fear of offending someone? Perhaps you are not that great at sharing the vision and think people must just know what you are aiming for, cos it’s obvious, isn’t it? (Spoiler – no it isn’t!).
Perhaps you don’t know what to say, or find yourself avoiding difficult situations or conversations? The problem here is that if you want to have a high performing team, then something needs to change – and that something is probably you!
You see, your business cannot grow until you do.
But it’s not that easy, is it? Well, it is considerably easier if you have a system to follow. A system like the Quiet Leaders Launchpad.
Our next cohort of the Quiet Leaders Launchpad is coming up soon, and if you feel ready to make some changes and grow yourself so you can grow your business then you might want to know more about what is involved in this groundbreaking program for quiet leaders.
Click here to find out more about what’s involved and potentially book a no-obligation call with me to discuss whether you are a fit for the program and whether the program is a fit for you.