Could Your Leaders Benefit from Some New People Skills in the New Year?
Many employees reach the executive ranks because they have specialized knowledge or technical skills that are crucial to your organization. Sometimes that means these new executives have not developed the interpersonal or communication skills necessary to be completely successful at this higher level.
Your job as an HR professional is to coach these individuals or even intervene between them and their employees on occasion. Having an assessment tool like DiSC® can help you and the executives you coach have a common language and a deeper understanding of everyone’s behaviors.
The “conventional wisdom” is that technical employees don’t make good managers or executives…and many times, they don’t! If the employee has a tolerance for the “people interaction” needed to operate on an executive team, coaching with a personality assessment tool like the DiSC® can make the difference between success and failure.
How Can You Help Your Leaders Communicate Better?
Start with deploying the right tools to help them relate better to staff and coworkers. Using an online assessment DiSC® from Wiley Publishing, you and your co-workers and team members can learn new skills and methods to thrive at work. Not only will you be able to manage conflict, oftentimes caused by the differences in communication styles, but you will also proactively learn how to bridge differences and move forward.
Want a DIY Approach to Improving Company Communications?
Get the Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification to train employees and build better teamwork through improved communications. Courses are given in easy-to-take modules and start next week. Contact me for more details or connect with me on LinkedIn.