DISC Theory and Application
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In this video Bo Hanson explains DISC behavioral profiling and why it is critical for coaches and athletes to reach peak performance in their sport. Recorded during an ABC TV Interview, don’t miss these important insights.
An earlier video covered how long adaptions can be made successful and in this this video Bo Hanson shares key strategies for maintaining an adaptation in your DISC style during the heightened pressure of sports competition. We can often managing the necessary shifts in behavior required under regular situations, but how do we successful maintain poise under stress and pressure? Find out here some strategies for maintaining DISC adaptations under stress or pressure here.
A key factor in successful coaching is being able to adapt to the situation and people you are working with. In this video, Bo Hanson discusses how long you can successfully maintain an adaptation from your natural DISC Style and key tips on being more successful in this area.
Every team includes team members with a wide variety of individual DISC styles, so it can be a challenge for coaches to be able to engage and communicate effectively with everyone at one time. Watch Bo Hanson as he answers this critical question to find outs how to successfully communicate to all your athletes (given their diverse individual DISC styles) at the same time and specifically during a time pressure situation.
At Athlete Assessments we are often asked ‘what is the difference between personality and behavior in sport?’ Watch Bo Hanson answer this critical question and find out how personality and behavior can be used to improve your performance.
Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant In this video Bo Hanson discusses why listening is so hard. Learn about the 150/650 Key, and which DISC Styles are the best and the worst
Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant In this video clip, Bo Hanson talks about the perfect team dynamic, embracing diversity and achieving championship winning results, irrespective of the combination of athletes you
On this page we provide you with an introduction to the background and basic principles behind the DISC theory used in all Athlete Assessment profiles. You can use this basic understanding of the DISC theory to identify the styles in those around you and how best to work with different people. Please note this is a basic overview, for the most impactful improvement we recommend you take advantage of our DISC Profile Assessments.
Creating a successful team outcome relies on how effectively the individual parts of the team work together as a unit. This article delves into the critical team roles in sport that every successful team needs and who
In a team it can be difficult to understand why tension can develop between some athletes, yet other athletes gel from start. In this article we discuss the team tension between the different DISC styles in a team environment, due to their different priorities in pace and relationships.
Often with behavioral profiles like DISC, being able to apply the concept to something you already know, helps to quickly understand it. If you are familiar with Harry Potter, then this is an excellent platform to better get to know DISC behavioral profiling. Whether you grew up with Harry Potter, or just read it to your kids, if you have read the first book DISC will soon become clear. Remember DISC is a Behavioral Profile. It is not all you are. People are far more complex than a D, I, S or C, (or a Hogwarts house). But DISC can tell you about how you behave in a given environment.
In the pressure cooker environment of elite sport, conflict is bound to occur and absolutely should occur. In fact, I would be more concerned about a lack of conflict in sport than too much… Whether you are a coach, athlete or sports professional, you need to understand the best way to recognize and manage conflict in a way that results in a positive outcome.
By Kate Roskvist – Athlete Assessments Historical and contemporary research reveals more than a dozen models and methods of measuring our behaviors and profiling personalities. From the Greek philosophers to modern psychologists, one common thread of
While no longer elite athletes ourselves, Bo and I still take our fitness seriously and in our two sessions a week with personal trainer, Joel Clement, we train with the intensity of top athletes (well, in our eyes at least!!). For this behind the scenes look, we demonstrate the application of DISC Profiling to our training and share more about who we are.