5 DISC Leadership Soft Skills Coaches Need to Master

DISC leadership soft skills can help CEOs, supervisors, and managers gain their employees’ trust, inspire others to inherit the soft skills, and put them to practice.

According to Balanced Careers, “Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. They include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems, and how you manage your work.”

What does leadership development of soft skills entail, though? 

There are five essential DISC leadership soft skills that need to be solidified: 

  1. Clear communication: English composer John Powell once said, “Communication works for those who work at it.” Communication is vital in terms of understanding the mission of a company and cementing an objective. The “D” DISC style flourishes when it comes to communication. They are direct and task-orientated. The “D” personality style shows that if you communicate correctly to your employees with being transparent with objectives and priorities, you will eventually build trust amongst team members. 
  2. Problem-solving: In a chaotic atmosphere, employees look to their leader on what actions to take next. There can be issues within different departments, and leaders should resolve each case with a unique solution. Problem-solving skills force leaders to be creative. When problem-solving, there is no room for insecurity either. The “C” styles of the DISC model can analyze a situation and aim to be precise. The “C” personality profile can be beneficial when seeking out not just one solution but can produce many carefully thought out options.
  3. Compassion: If someone in the company has come upon hard times, they need someone they can trust and confide in. People need to feel their voices are heard. The “S” leadership style can be that supportive confidant that the other styles need. Not only are “S''s great listeners, but they are patient, empathetic, and understanding. By displaying compassion in the workplace, employees will have a sense of job security and job satisfaction.
  4. Adaptability: Business models, worker positions, and employee schedules can change instantly. Having the tenacity and faith in your judgment is vital when making choices for the company. The “D” behavioral style is equipped with this trait. They desire to accomplish a task quickly and are comfortable with making important decisions. It is essential to lead by example and adapt with grace when leading a team.
  5. Decision Making: Decisions do not always have to be made by a singular entity. Collaborating with your team can help steer you in the right direction. Making decisions should include establishing the issue, analyzing the situation, recognizing the advantages and disadvantages of the decision, being content with them, and finally executing the choice. Although “D” styles do well with decision-making,  “I” styles influence the rest of the group in being onboard with choices made. The “I” personality type can be persuasive, optimistic, and exude confidence that they can be trusted.  

At PeopleKeys, we aim to help leaders meet their fullest potential and succeed in meeting your organization’s goals. We offer various soft-skills assessments that involve education, ministry leadership, business leadership, and personal development. Don’t wait to inspire others to grow. Begin your journey to increase your knowledge, help others, and develop your soft skills through PeopleKeys’ online DISC certification and training courses.

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Posted By: Monica Reynoso

Monica graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Journalism and fell into the marketing field soon after. There she fell in love with writing to rank. Through the years, Monica has gained an extensive amount of knowledge in search engine optimization. In her leisure time, she enjoys watching reality television with her cat. DISC Style: SI