This Christmas I’m taking time out to especially recognize all the wonderful support I’ve received this year (so THANKYOU). On that theme I’d like to offer you some festive support in return.
Are you stressed about what to buy for that office secret santa? Idea free about what to buy your loved ones and friends? Well stress no more, this year I’m going to make it easy for you with my very own ‘Guide to Christmas Shopping by personality type’.
As some of you will know, I’m qualified to use DiSC psychometric profiling with my clients, which I use a lot when I’m coaching leaders in business. It can really help with increased self-awareness, better communication with others and a more relaxed approach to differences at work.
So to help you sort out those secret santa decisions, I’ve pulled together a simple chart to help you identify your colleagues and friends and take inspiration from my gift suggestions!
Happy Christmas everyone. I hope 2014 is going to be your BEST year yet.
|Dominant||Also known as the Turkey Carver, the head of the tableThey tend to be confident direct types. They’re all about results. Are usually quite fast paced. They like a challenge. And they like winning!||A turkey carving setDecision making toolkitA red letter experienceApplication form for the next Apprentice show|
|Influencer||Also known as the Party AnimalThey love being around people. And it’s all about having fun. They love collaborating with others. They’re motivated by action and tend to like the bigger picture, the planning and dreaming stage of project management.||Anything that involves funSet of shot glasses?Packet of alkaseltzerThis years hot board game
Or give them the job of designing your team Christmas party
|Conscientious||Also known as the InvestigatorThey are detailed and analytical. Want to get it right! Most likely found assessing the Christmas tree for patterns and accuracy of bauble placement. They make brilliant project managers||Jigsaw or lego setBox set of detective dramasIf you wanted to be cruel, perhaps the year end accounts?|
|Steady||Also known as MUM!They hold it all together. They’re team players loyal and stable. They make good listeners so are often found helping others and are extremely thoughtful||A pamper kit (to look after themselves for a change)Some ear plugsAn airfix kit (they’re the glue that binds it all together after all)|
**Disclaimer…. the opinions in this document are purely the writers interpretation who accepts no responsibility for any unappreciated gifts sent as a result of this advice.