Thanks to all who attended our 8 Dimensions of Leadership Executive Briefing in Des Moines! Here is some of the great feedback we received about the event:
"I'm excited to read the book & learn more about how leveraging all 8 dimensions will allow me to continue to lead like me—only better!" (Paula Hender)
"The briefing was not only informative, it was very insightful and has encouraged me to learn more and start using these tools more effectively." (Laura Britton)
"The authors were very personable and knowledgeable about the model of leadership they have researched and written about in the book." (Rick Gustafson)
"Great food for thought. Can't wait to read the book." (Thom Powell)
The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader
Nobody is really prepared to be a leader. Many leaders never planned on becoming one; it was simply the next step in their careers. That's why there are so many books on leadership. So do we really need another one? The short answer is yes.
Too many leadership books have too narrow a view, telling you to focus on your particular strengths. Your strengths only tell part of the story. What you really need is the big picture: a broad perspective on all of the behaviors needed to be an effective leader.
Based on the DiSC personality assessment—one of the most trusted, most widely used, and most scientifically validated tools available—The 8 Dimensions of Leadership identifies eight individual leadership styles and why they're important.
The 8 Dimensions of Leadership contains an access code to a short online DiSC assessment. Your DiSC Assessment Map will tell you if you're a Pioneering, Energizing, Affirming, Inclusive, Humble, Deliberate, Resolute, or Commanding leader. You'll understand the psychological drivers, motivations, and "blind spots" characteristic of your primary leadership dimension.
But no one style will take you all the way. For instance, a Humble leader may have a hard time making tough decisions, and a Commanding leader may run roughshod over people who could be allies.
Based on your DiSC Map, you'll be directed to specific chapters that provide practical, research-based suggestions for improvement.
The 8 Dimensions of Leadership includes short stories from real leaders that show you don’t have to be limited to your primary DiSC dimension. Just like the leaders profiled in the book, with the willingness to stretch and grow, any leader can develop a truly multidimensional approach to leadership.
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The 8 Dimensions of Leadership:
DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader
by Jeffrey Sugerman, Ph.D., Mark Scullard, Ph.D., and Emma Wilhelm, MA