DiSC® Myths—Busted

DiSC® Myths—Busted

How much do you know about the DiSC® Personality Test? When it comes to behavior assessment profiles, DiSC is simply unmatched. Participants complete a short survey, which then generates insightful results on their behavior. DiSC offers valuable information for your organization, yet misconceptions abound. Let’s debunk some myths about DiSC.

Myth #1: You can’t use DiSC as part of your hiring process.
Truth: While DiSC shouldn’t be your sole decision-making tool, it can be helpful during the hiring process. DiSC provides insight into a candidate’s behavior and communication preferences, so it can help you find someone who fits nicely in your organization.

Myth #2: You must have special certification to use DiSC in training sessions.
Truth: Unless you’re outside North America, you can use DiSC without receiving certification. This makes DiSC highly accessible to organizations that would benefit from this tool.

Myth #3: DiSC is like other behavior assessments out there.
Truth: DiSC measures so much more. While other assessments label individuals in one of a handful of categories, DiSC identifies an individual’s primary—and secondary—style. So instead of simply identifying participants as having a “D,” “i,” “S,” or “C” style (for Dominance, Influence, Conscientiousness, and Steadiness), DiSC notes their style as CD, Si, and so on. It’s a more layered approach to reflect that no individual has a “one-note” personality.

DiSC is differentiated even further by diving deeper into the intensity of each participant’s personality. With an individual’s results plotted as a dot on a graph like the one here, the location of the dot is very telling. Is your dot toward the edge of the circle? If so, then your personality is firmly in the identified style. Is your dot towards the center of the circle? In that case, you have those characteristics to a lesser degree.

Do you have questions? You can find common DISC questions and answers here. To learn more, please email us at learn@corexcel.com.

Build Your Productive Conflict Skills! | Virtual Workshop

Join Our

Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Virtual Workshop!

November 7, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Fee $86.00 – includes your assessment & virtual workshop

We’ll show you how to use your personalized assessment results to explore your destructive conflict behaviors, understand how to better manage your responses in conflict and discover communication strategies to engage in productive conflict with colleagues.

ACT FAST AND REGISTER TODAY!
Space is limited.
Only the first 20 registrants will be admitted.

Register Here

When you register you’ll get 2 emails:

1 – A link to your assessment that you’ll need to complete by November 2
2 – A link to the virtual workshop and instructions

Is Office Drama Costing You? | Webinar

Explore Everything DiSC Productive Conflict!

However you think of conflict, it comes down to a difference of opinion involving strong emotions. Whether it’s a brief, explosive dispute or subtle, long-lasting issue, we’ve all done things in these moments that derail conversations and destroy our relationships.

Ever wonder why? Are we bad people, unable to control ourselves?

There is an explanation and it’s roots are in the cognitive behavioral model. Hidden inside us are our thoughts, often unconscious. Many times we’re unaware of these thoughts until we react in ways that have negative consequences. Gaining awareness of these thoughts, making better choices and changing our responses contributes to our overall emotional intelligence quotient.

In this session, we’ll explore how the Everything DiSC Productive Conflict program can help you and your team gain the emotional intelligence you need to engage in positive conflict and succeed in today’s workplace.

Date:  September 26, 2018

Contact us to request the webinar recording

New Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Video

We’re excited to share the new Everything DiSC Productive Conflict video. Are you interested in learning more about productive conflict? We think you will enjoy the new video so click on the image below to check it out:

An Introduction to Everything DiSC Productive Conflict

Conflict is an issue most of us encounter with regularity. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict is used by organizations to improve the workplace and to make conflict a productive piece of their workflow. The assessment helps people increase their awareness in conflict situations. When awareness is non-existent, destructive behaviors often take over and they impact the employees we rely on. But did you know conflict can be productive? It absolutely can. When you promote the behaviors that turn conflict into a productive situation, positive results will follow. Learn more about Everything DiSC Productive Conflict.

Enable JavaScript for Online Courses

Many of our online courses such as Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Coding require JavaScript to be enabled to access all of the intended functionality. The instructions below describe how to enable JavaScript in a variety of web browsers.

Enable JavaScript – Google Chrome

  • Click the Menu in the upper-right corner (3 vertical dots) and choose Settings
  • Towards the bottom of the page click the word Advanced to expand the settings list
  • At the bottom of the Privacy & Security section click on Content Settings
  • Click the section titled JavaScript
  • If it says Blocked move the slider on the right so that it says Allowed (recommended)

Enable JavaScript Google Chrome

Enable JavaScript – Mozilla Firefox

Starting with Firefox 23 the option to disable JavaScript was moved from the Options window. Follow the instructions below to enable JavaScript.

  • In the address bar type about:config and hit Enter
  • If a screen that says something like This might void your warranty displays, click the I accept the risk! button
  • In the search bar type javascript.enabled
  • If it has a value of True, you don’t have to do anything
  • If it has a value of False, double click anywhere in the highlighted section to change the value to True
  • Close the about:config window as JavaScript is now enabled for Firefox

Enable JavaScript Firefox

Enable JavaScript – Internet Explorer

  • Open the Tools menu (in IE version 9+ the tools menu is a gear icon in the upper-right corner of the browser)
  • Select Internet Options
  • Go to the Security tab and click the Custom Level button
  • Scroll down the list to find the Active Scripting heading (directly under the Scripting heading)
  • Make sure Enable is selected
  • Click the OK button to close that window
  • Towards the bottom of the Security Settings window, click the Apply button
  • Close the Internet Options window by clicking the OK button

Enable JavaScript Internet Explorer

Enable JavaScript – Microsoft Edge

At the time of writing, Microsoft Edge does not allow users to enable or disable JavaScript. While JavaScript is enabled by default, we recommend that users who wish to use a Microsoft browser, use Internet Explorer. Directions for enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer can be found above.

Enable JavaScript – Apple Safari

  • On a Windows computer, press [CTRL] and [,] at the same time to open Preferences
  • On a Mac computer, press [Command] and [,] at the same time to open Preferences
  • Click the Security tab
  • Under Web content make sure Enable JavaScript is checked (Java and JavaScript are not the same)
  • Close the Preferences window because you are finished!

Enable JavaScript Safari

Enable JavaScript – Safari on iOS (iPad, iPhone)

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll down the list and choose Safari
  • Towards the bottom of the Safari settings select Advanced
  • Make sure JavaScript is turned on

Enable JavaScript iOS Safari

Enable JavaScript – Android

These steps are for Microsoft Edge for Android; they may vary slightly if you have a different browser installed.

  • Open the Edge app
  • Tap the three dots in the lower right corner
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Site Permissions
  • Go to JavaScript
  • Ensure JavaScript is allowed

Enable JavaScript Android

Enable JavaScript – Chrome for Android

  • Open the Chrome app
  • Tap the three dots in the upper right corner
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Site Settings
  • Go to JavaScript
  • Ensure JavaScript is allowed

Enable JavaScript Android

While there are many other browsers and operating systems available, unfortunately we cannot support them all. In this post, we’ve done our best to cover the most widely used browsers and devices. Browsers not listed here are not recommended for use with Corexcel’s online courses. Check the system requirements for the course you would like to take.

If you’ve attempted to work through the instructions above but are still having trouble, please call our offices during business hours at 1-302-477-9730, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST. Our Customer Service team is happy to help. If you prefer email, send your request through our contact form. A representative will respond within one business day.

Enabling Adobe Flash for Online Courses

Some of the interactive features in Corexcel courses require the use of Adobe Flash. To enable Flash follow the directions below for the browser you plan to use with the course. In this post, we cover how to enable Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge on Windows 7, 8 & 10.

Enabling Adobe Flash Player

The first step is to install the latest version of Abode Flash. You can skip this step if you’re using Internet Explorer on Windows 8 or Windows 10. Flash is integrated and should update automatically when you run your Windows Update.

Enabling Flash – Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Open the Tools menu and choose Manage add-ons
  • Under the Add-on Types choose Toolbars and Extensions
  • In the Show drop down choose All add-ons
  • In the list on the right, click on Shockwave Flash Object (you may have to scroll through the list)
  • Click the Enable button in bottom right corner of the Manage Add-ons window (If the button says Disable it means Flash is already enabled)
  • Click the Close button

Internet Explorer Flash Settings

Enabling Flash – Mozilla Firefox

  • In Firefox, click F10 if you do not see the menu bar with the Tools menu
  • Select Tools then select Add-ons
  • Select Plugins from the menu on the left and then select Shockwave Flash (listed on the right)
  • Select Always Activate from the drop down menu displayed to the right of the Options button
  • Close the Options tab

Firefox Flash Settings

Enabling Flash – Google Chrome

  • Click the Menu in the upper-right corner (3 vertical dots) and choose Settings
  • Towards the bottom of the page click the word Advanced to expand the settings list
  • At the bottom of the Privacy & Security section click on Content Settings
  • Click on Flash
  • Click the Add button appearing to the right of the word Allow
  • Enter [*.]corexcel.com and click Add
  • Click the Add button again to add another website to the Allow list
  • Enter [*.]cengage.com in the Site field and click Add
  • Close the Settings tab

Chrome Flash Settings

Enabling Flash – Microsoft Edge

  • Open Edge and click the three-dotted button in the upper-right corner
  • Click Settings
  • Click Advanced Settings at the bottom of the Settings sidebar
  • Make sure Use Adobe Flash Player is set to On
  • Close the Settings sidebar

Edge Flash Settings

Enabling Cookies for Desktop & Laptops

Many of Corexcel’s online courses require cookies to be enabled. They are used primarily to improve performance and functionality within our courses. This post contains directions for enabling cookies on desktop and laptop computers. If you plan to take a course using a tablet or mobile device, see our post on enabling cookies on mobile devices.

Follow the instructions for the browser you intend on using for the course.

Google Chrome

  • Click the menu button (3 vertical dots in the right corner of the browser)
  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the word Advanced (additional settings should display)
  • Scroll down and click Content Settings
  • Click Cookies
  • Make sure Allow sites to save and read cookie data is enabled

Chrome Cookie Settings

Firefox

  • Click the “hamburger” menu in the upper right corner of the browser (3 vertical lines on top of each other)
  • Choose Options from the menu
  • Select Privacy & Security
  • Under the Cookies and Site Data heading make sure Accept cookies and site data from websites is selected

Firefox Cookie Settings

Internet Explorer

  • On the Tools menu choose Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Under the Settings heading click the Advanced button
  • You may have to check the Override automatic cookie handling box, if your version of Internet Explorer has that option. (not depicted below)
  • Make sure Accept is selected under First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies
  • Click OK and then OK again

Internet Explorer Cookie Settings

Safari

  • Click the Settings button in the upper-right corner of the browser (gear icon with an arrow to the right of the image)
  • Choose Preferences
  • Click the Privacy icon
  • Under Block cookies make sure Never is selected
  • Close the window

If you are having trouble please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by email using our contact form. We are happy to help. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST.

Enabling Cookies for Mobile Devices

Many of Corexcel’s online courses require cookies to be enabled. They are used primarily to improve performance and functionality within our courses. This post contains directions for enabling cookies on mobile devices. If you plan to take a course on a desktop or laptop computer see our post on enabling cookies for the desktop.

iOS (iPhones/iPads)

  • Open the Settings app
  • Click on Safari (you may have to scroll depending on how many apps are installed)
  • Ensure Block All Cookies is set to the off position

iOS Cookie Settings

Android Browser (find Chrome directions below)

These steps are for Microsoft Edge for Android; they may vary slightly if you have a different browser installed.

  • Open the Edge app
  • Tap the three dots in the lower right corner
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Site Permissions
  • Go to Cookies
  • Ensure Cookies are allowed

Android Cookie Settings

Chrome for Android

  • Open the Chrome app
  • Tap the three dots in the upper right corner
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Site Settings
  • Go to Cookies
  • Ensure Cookies are allowed

Chrome for Android Cookie Settings

Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 Mobile

  • Open the Edge app
  • Go to the More Menu/Settings
  • Go to View Advanced Settings
  • In the Cookies drop down ensure that Don’t Block Cookies is selected

If your device is not listed, or if you’re having trouble, we are happy to help. Call the Corexcel offices at 1 (888) 658-6641 between 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you prefer, you can also send an email through our contact form. Representatives will respond during normal business hours.

Maintain Team Momentum During Management Change – Learn How with Everything DiSC! | Webinar

Whether a manager is going to be responsible for a new group because of an internal promotion, a transfer, or company reorganization, they will be challenged with building relationships with their new team members.

On the other hand, when teams face a management change, it taxes their engagement and productivity.

Learn how Everything DiSC Management and Everything DiSC Workplace assessments can help managers understand, relate to and communicate with their new team. And how these tools can help the team work with a new boss.

In this webinar you’ll hear:

  1. Areas of communication most important to management transition and success
  2. How management style can impact a new team
  3. How to recognize and best approach the style of each team member
  4. How to create a motivating team atmosphere

Learn how you can help your managers gain traction quickly with new teams.

Contact us to request the August 29 webinar recording https://www.corexcel.com/html/contact.php

 

Does Your Best Candidate Already Work for You? | Webinar

Find Out with PXT Select!

In today’s tight job market, it is more important than ever to choose right when hiring for an open position.

It is also critical to keep current employees interested and excited about future opportunities.

Solve both challenges by considering candidates often overlooked – those right under your nose!

Join us to discover a unique, new assessment that gives you objective data about your current employee’s thinking style, behavior traits and interests – PXT Select.

PXT Select will give you the data you need to make an informed decision about your team member’s capabilities and their ability to fill your open position.  You may find hidden talent and you will be better equipped to develop career paths for those employees you want to retain.

In this webinar you’ll hear:

  1. How PXT Select can help you match current employees with other positions.
  2. How  you can coach your current employee for success in their new job.
  3. What PXT Select measures and why it matters.

Date:  July 25, 2018

Contact Us to request the webinar recording.