02-18-2010 - MTFF: How Does Behavioral Style Affect Time Management?
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MAKE TIME FOR FUN
February 18th 2010
Weekly tips for better grades with less stress from The Grade Coach

A Note From Julie

Hi

I am in Florida with my family this week for some well deserved rest and sunshine.

Last week I visited Minneapolis to go though some training on the DiSC behavioral styles model. I love to learn, so I had a great time, met some wonderful people and despite being stuck there for an extra day because of the snow, it was well worth the trip.

It really got my mind buzzing with lots of ideas about how each person's behavioral style impacts the way they approach their time.

This week's article looks at some basic behavior types and some learning points for them and their time management.

I couldn't let  Valentine's week pass without covering the topic of love - yes I can relate it to how you manage your time- check out this week's blog articles to find out how!
 
I hope you enjoy this weeks articles.
 
Wishing happiness and success
Julie Baird

 

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    How Does Behavior Style Affect Time Management?

    The DiSC behavioral style model is really cool. It is also backed by tons of research but that is less exciting! It looks at defining behaviors in such a way as to hold a mirror up to you to show you why you act the way you do.

    There are four main styles (with an infinite variety in between). Dominance, influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness.

    Dominant behavior styles have the motto "get it done". They are results focused which is great but they run the risk of missing details and not being as thorough as may be needed. A good tip if this sounds like you is to break up tasks and set goals and measures for each one.  Maybe get someone who is more detail oriented to proof read for you.

    influence people love to be social. Their motto is "get involved". Teenagers have a tendency to display this strongly and it settles down as they mature into their true style. Focus can be an issue for people with this style so they should break their time into small chunks and plan something social in between.

    People who display the Steadiness style love to support others and are always willing to help. People rely on them to get things done. They need to guard against taking on too much and have to find ways to say no.

    Conscientious styles love systems and routines and can get stressed out by sudden changes. They have a tendency to be overly perfectionistic and this can cause time problems. A good tip for them is to set up routines and systems for their studies and time limits for tasks to avoid over working.

    Obviously this is just the tip of the iceberg, but the better you understand yourself; strengths and weaknesses; the more you can adapt to make your life easier.

    Understanding how you work best is the second step of Focused Time Management TM for students.

    If you or your child are struggling to control your time and get the results you know you are capable of then it is time to take action.  The Focused Time Management System TM for Students avoids all the clutter and gives you the most important things to focus on to get you back in control of your time and your life. It's all step by step, not a big mish mash of things. So you do step one of the system, and when you're done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. So easy!  All the tips, tools, and worksheets are handed to you on a silver platter.  E mail me at Julie@thegradecoach.com to arrange a time to chat over your issues and see if I can help.

     
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