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How can you maintain DISC adaptations under pressure? 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson

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.

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How to speak to a team collectively with different individual DISC Styles?

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.

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Achieving Synergy in Your Rowing Crew

By Bo Hanson, Four-time Olympian, Coaching Consultant and Director of Athlete Assessments Synergy: The sum of the team being more than the total sum of its individual parts. The unique situation where the best individual performance

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Rowing: Goal Setting with DISC

In previous articles on Sport Psychology and the Mental Game in sport, we have touched on the concept of goal setting with DISC. Whether you are a coach, athlete or in sport management, you can use

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Identifying Another Person’s DISC Behavioral Style

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.

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Recognizing DISC Styles When Recruiting

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments The Advantage DISC gives in Recruiting   Increasingly the Coaches we work with want a better understanding of how to recognize the different

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Team Tension among DISC Styles

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.

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How DISC is like the Hogwarts Houses

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.

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Managing Conflict in Sport using DISC

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.

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M*A*S*H and DISC

Four Letter Words for Greater Understanding   By Bo Hanson & Kate Roskvist, Athlete Assessments In recent articles we have begun to explore how you can recognize the DISC Behavioral Patterns through observation of various TV

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RUSH Movie: A DISC Profile Case Study

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments Recently I had the time and pleasure to watch the 2013 movie Rush, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.

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goal setting with DISC

Goal Setting using DISC for Sport

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments In previous articles on Sport Psychology and the Mental Game in sport, we have touched on the concept of goal setting. Whether you

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William Moulton Marston: The History of DISC

By Kate Roskvist – Athlete Assessments In the early 1920’s, an American psychologist named William Moulton Marston developed a theory to explain people’s emotional responses. Until that time, work of this kind had been mainly confined

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Four Quadrant Models: The History of DISC

Four Quadrant Models: The History of DISC

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

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Bo Hanson and Liz Masen: Practicing What We Preach

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.

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