Thoughts of the week
How many different people do you have contact with on a daily basis? Are any of them the same? Do some share certain traits to others? Is it easier to build relationships with some and harder with others?
Personality is defined as “The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character”. Being able to assess and profile peoples personalities allows people to better understand themselves and others. The is can have several benefits:
- Improving relationships
- Increasing knowledge
- Responding to conflict better
- Enhancing motivation
- Decreasing stress
- Making communication more efficient
- Facilitating teamwork
- Strengthening skills
- Deeper understanding
There are many different types of personality profiles. The one we find easiest and most effective to use is DISC. It’s very individual and informative. The 4 main parts it consists of are:
- Dominance – emphasises results, the bottom line and confidence
- Influence – emphasises persuading others, openness and relationships
- Steadiness – emphasises cooperation, sincerity, dependability
- Conscientiousness – emphasises quality accuracy, expertise and competency
These 4 parts are strongly linked with the following areas that overlap each other:
There are many free DISC assessments available online. However we’d recommend using a professional individual or company with the process as they can offer a lot more detail and insight to the process. This link provides a good insight into DISC personality styles.
When we work with our large variety of clients (everyday people, professional sports teams, elite athletes and cooperate business’) it’s important to have as much insight to what ‘makes them work’ and know ‘how they are wired’ in order to get the most out of them and offer the best quality service we can. This is something you can do to, in a short amount of time that will give you a lot of used information!
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Exercise of the week
Development | Strength | Hip Hinge | Level 5 | A to C | Progressions
- Stiff leg deadlift | Barbell
- Deadlift | Olympic technique | Barbell
- Hip thrust | Barbell
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Recipe of the week
Burrito stuffed peppers w. spicy slaw & home made tortilla chips
- In a pan heat a large dollop of olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped red chill & burrito seasoning. Once warm add lean turkey mince. Mix together, stirring occasionally until brown around edges.
- Remove the turkey pan from heat then add black beans, sweetcorn corn, tomato salsa & a hand full of low fat grated cheese. Mix together then scoop into bell pepper halves, topping up with remaining cheese.
- Bake each bell pepper on a medium-high for approx. 30 minutes / until the pepper is softens.
- Shred one head of cabbage into a bowl then toss with a 2 large tablespoons of quark, the juice of one lemon, sea salt, white wine vinegar & a few drips of ht sauce (we used sriracha).
- Cut wholemeal tortillas into small triangles, wipe one side with a small amount of olive oil, then sprinkle with onion powder, cumin, paprika & black pepper. Bake for 5-10mins on a low heat until crunchy.
- Remove bell peppers from oven.
- Combine, plate & serve all ingredients as in picture.
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