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Your primary leadership communication style is…


Your quiz results are based on the DISC model, focusing on the four primary styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the four styles:

Dominance-style leaders

They are driven, direct, and decisive. They focus on getting results and value clear, concise communication and directness. They appreciate when a team member gets straight to the point and dislike unnecessary details or ambiguity.

Influence-style leaders

They are enthusiastic, charming, and persuasive. They value building positive relationships and enjoy working collaboratively with their teams. They appreciate open communication and will likely encourage everyone to share ideas and collaborate.

Steadiness-style leaders

They are patient, calm, and dependable. They value strong relationships and cooperation over competition. Effective listening skills are important to them, and they appreciate when others take the time to listen to their ideas and concerns.

Conscientiousness-style leaders

They are detail-oriented, analytical, and diplomatic. They value logical reasoning and base their decisions on facts and data. Their communication is usually clear and structured, helping their teams understand exactly what is expected of them.

Remember, no one falls completely within one DiSC profile style. Everyone has a unique mix of DISC styles, and each style has its strength and areas for growth.

This quiz focuses on your most dominant traits. Use these insights to build on your strengths, work on your areas of improvement, and communicate effectively with different colleagues. Your DISC style is not meant to box you in but to help you gain self-awareness and the ability to adapt and grow as a leader.

Let's talk about you and your primary leadership communication style: Dominance.

You are a natural leader – decisive, goal-oriented, and confident. You prefer to be in control and are not afraid to take risks. You are excellent at making quick decisions and thrive in competitive environments.

Your Dominance leadership communication superpowers

  1. Clarity of Vision: You are talented at understanding the bigger picture and effectively communicating goals and expectations to your team. This clarity helps guide your team toward achieving their goals.

  2. Decision-Making Prowess: You’re confident and decisive, never hesitating to make a tough call. Because of your decisiveness, your team knows they can count on you for some seriously capable leadership.

  3. Direct Communication: You’re straightforward when communicating, and your team never has to second-guess your intentions or instructions. This highly valued transparency creates a clear and focused working environment.

  4. Assertiveness: You’re unafraid to share your opinions, often sparking productive dialogues and encouraging your team to do the same. This trait creates an environment of open communication.

  5. Problem-Solving Capability: When faced with a challenge, you meet it head-on. Your assertive communication is vital in navigating through obstacles, keeping your team’s morale high, and maintaining the momentum toward achieving goals.

While these strengths make you an exceptional leader, it’s also important to know that every communication style, including yours, has limitations.

By understanding these limitations, you can strengthen your communication style and become an even more effective leader. These areas include improving active listening, showing more empathy, and cultivating patience. Remember, self-awareness is crucial to self-improvement and even stronger leadership.

What’s the point of playing if winning isn’t the goal?

Are you ready to empower your team and achieve your biggest goals yet?

Yes, you are! And the best part is you don’t have to do everything all at once. Start with one strategy and then take it from there. Your team is so lucky to have you as their leader; they are hungry for your guidance, support, and praise.

You can empower your team to achieve remarkable results by continuously improving your leadership and communication skills.

I’m going to offer you FIVE detailed and actionable strategies that you, as a Dominance-style leader, can implement to reach your goals while empowering your team in the process. Here is your first (the following four will be delivered to your email inbox):

Cultivate an adaptable
leadership approach

As a Dominance-style leader, you might have a “one-size-fits-all” approach to leadership, assuming that what works for you will work for everyone else. This can lead to your team members feeling misunderstood or under appreciated.

It’s essential to remember that not everyone on your team thrives under the same pressure you put on yourself. Some team members may prefer a more collaborative or slower-paced work environment.


  • Be more adaptable in your leadership approach – tailor your leadership and communication style to the individual needs of your team members.
  • Try to understand and respect your team members’ various work styles and strengths so you can meet them where they are.

Actionable Steps you can apply immediately:

  • Take the time to understand each team member’s work style, strengths, and challenges.
  • Adapt your communication style to match the preferences of each team member when interacting with them.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diverse work styles and encourages your team to share their strengths and talents.
  • In your eagerness to get results, you might overlook the importance of listening to your team’s input, causing missed opportunities for innovation and problem-solving.


  • Develop your active listening skills. Make space for your team to voice their concerns and suggestions. A more collaborative approach will improve team relationships and give you new perspectives and ideas.
  • Show your interest by asking them questions and listening without interrupting them. This will make your team members feel valued and understood and can lead to more innovative solutions and ideas.

Actionable Steps you can apply immediately:

  • When a team member speaks, give them your full attention. Don’t interrupt or think of your response before they’ve finished speaking.
  • Show understanding and empathy by paraphrasing what’s been said and asking clarifying questions.
  • Use open body language to show you’re fully engaged in the conversation.


Develop your
active listening skills


Adapt Your
Communication Style

  • Your direct and assertive communication style can sometimes come off as harsh or insensitive to some of your team members. Depending on your team members’ work styles and preferences, they might find your direct communication approach blunt, aggressive, or even dismissive. That can discourage your team members from approaching you when they need support.


  • Adapt your communication style to the needs and preferences of your team. This can improve understanding and cooperation within your team.

Actionable Steps you can apply immediately:

  • Learn about different communication styles (like those in the DISC model) and understand how your team members prefer to communicate.
  • Adjust your communication style when interacting with different team members. For example, be more patient and detailed when communicating with Steadiness style individuals.
  • Encourage open and constructive feedback on your communication style. This can help you understand if your message is being received as intended.
  • Dominance-style leaders are goal-oriented and determined, which is excellent for driving results. However, this intensity may overshadow the team’s need for acknowledgment and appreciation.


  • Balance your goal-oriented approach with recognition of team efforts. While focusing on the end goal, also pay attention to the process and the people involved.

Actionable Steps you can apply immediately:

  • Acknowledge the hard work of individuals and the team regularly, even when results are still pending.
  • Celebrate small victories along the way to the larger goal.
  • Provide constructive feedback regularly – Focus on what the person is doing well and what they can work on.


Balance Your
Leadership Style


Communicating With
Other DISC Styles

Working with Influence (I) style colleagues:

You and those with the Influence style enjoy a challenge and can make decisions quickly. But be careful not to overlook their need for social interaction and recognition. Make sure you acknowledge their ideas and contributions.

Here’s how you can strengthen your interactions with Influence-style colleagues:

  • Communication: Influence-style people are talkative, enthusiastic and tend to like engaging and positive discussions. You can provide clear and concise information but also leave room for a more spontaneous, informal exchange. Try to engage with their ideas and show enthusiasm when possible or appropriate.

  • Gaining Buy-in: Your Influence-style colleagues like to be included in decision-making and are motivated by social recognition. Allow them to share their thoughts and ideas and recognize their contributions publicly.

  • Feedback and Coaching: Remember that your Influence-style colleagues may be sensitive to criticism, so try to balance your constructive feedback with recognizing their accomplishments and creative inputs.

Working with Steadiness (S) style colleagues:

Your Steadiness style colleagues appreciate stability and can resist change. They prefer a slower pace and might need more security than you do. Give them clear expectations, and remember to show appreciation for their consistent contributions.

Here’s how you can strengthen your interactions with Steadiness-style colleagues:

  • Communication: Steadiness-styles prefer a calm, steady, and non-confrontational environment. In your communication, try to be patient, empathetic, and understanding. Don’t be too forceful or abrupt in your requests or feedback.

  • Gaining Buy-in: Your Steadiness style colleagues like to know they’re valued and their efforts are appreciated. Include them in making decisions and reassure them of their role in the project or task. Be clear about changes and transitions, and give them time to adjust.

  • Feedback and Coaching: High Steadiness team members appreciate supportive feedback. Show appreciation for their work and try to be sensitive when you give them constructive feedback. Highlight how your suggestions can help to create a more harmonious and effective team dynamic.

Working with Conscientiousness (C) style colleagues:

Conscientiousness style team members are analytical, detail-oriented, and value high standards. Focus on logical and precise information when you communicate with them.

Here’s how you can strengthen your interactions with Conscientiousness-style colleagues:

  • Communication: Conscientiousness-style colleagues appreciate clear, logical, and organized communication. They are detail-oriented, so ensure that your communication is thorough and precise. Avoid being overly assertive or demanding.

  • Gaining Buy-in: Your Conscientiousness style teammates are motivated by logic and accuracy. To gain their buy-in, provide clear reasoning and evidence for your decisions. Show that you value their attention to detail and their need for high standards.

  • Feedback and Coaching: These colleagues prefer objective and balanced feedback. When you give them feedback, focus on the specific task or issue, and give them concrete suggestions for improvement.

As a Dominance style leader, you can balance your decisive and direct manner by incorporating the above methods to connect with, motivate and guide your team members with different DISC styles.



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One of the biggest lessons my clients learn daily is that self-awareness is crucial to taking your leadership and communication skills to the next level. That’s why I created this quiz.

Your quiz results are designed to give you plenty of clarity, tips, and strategies for leaning into your leadership communication superpowers and adapting your style to your team’s needs. Imagine the success you’re cultivating!

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