Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

This time of year, people will take time out of their busy schedules to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday and count their blessings. They create cozy settings full of abundant food, friendship and family. They travel great distances to be with loved ones, cook for days, and

The Super Winning Team

One of PeopleKeys’ clients, Ohio Valley Adult & Teen Challenge, awards a Super Winning Team ball signed by all the staff at Teen Challenge. Brad Smith of PeopleKeys states, “I placed a bid on an NFL ball signed by all the Pittsburgh Steelers during a recent Teen Challenge

Why Two-Graph DISC Superiority is a Total Myth

I am a person who likes to take action and fight for the underdog, protecting those being taken advantage of. I hate dishonesty and people who are disingenuous. I felt compelled to right a wrong by writing about whether 2-graph DISC is better than 3-graph (see examples below).

Where Communication Takes Place

This graphical illustration about “where communication takes place” comes from 25 years of observing and testing behavioral and communication tendencies. It really struck me one day when two people I know very well were having a pretty intense argument, in fact talking about

Using Technology for Smarter Hiring in Your Ministry

Recruiting and hiring in the corporate world is challenging enough, but hiring for ministry can be a formidable task with stakes increasing in senior pastoral positions. For those of you who’ve hired in both worlds, you know that church staffing is unlike any staffing out

"Flexing" Your Leadership Style

One of the things we love about Leadership gurus Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey is that they popularized the belief that anyone can lead, you just have to hone your “style-flexing” skills.

What I Learned from My Internship and DISC

Being an intern at PeopleKeys, I learned strategies that would help with moving any company forward such as blogging, market research, the importance of SEO for web presence…and even how to properly hole-punch a client report. However, the one big thing I learned, which will

6 Common Traits of Top Business Leaders

There are a number of traits that help define an effective business leader. If you are familiar with DISC theory, you might think there would be certain natural DISC leadership styles, but that is not necessarily the case. The key to being a good leader is being self-aware so

Writing an Effective Mission Statement for Your Non-Profit

Your mission statement is one of the most powerful tools of your organization. Yet, ironically, many don’t take the time to create an effective mission statement. A Harvard Business Review article reit-erates that this important task is often overlooked, thrown together or

How DISC Saved My Marriage

“What is your goal?” he asked me after I shot back yet one more rebuttal to our “conversation.” (Was it really a conversation at this point? It was quickly getting tense). Here I was in all my D/I glory, quickly becoming “last word Ashley” in our relationship. I had a comment

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