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What does the Leader Portrait truly measure?

The Leader Portrait defines the leadership Context where you will be most effective.  Through the configuration of 7 Leadership Factors in the form of colored torpedoes, your Capacity to lead within that Context is reported.

What is my Leadership Matrix Term? – Page 11

The Leadership Matrix Term is a label giving a two-word description of your unique leadership style. The adjective/noun word-pair identifies key attributes of that specific approach. The LP Tag Matrix classifies eight adjectives and nouns into broad leader/follower categories to offer the predictive traits of that Leader Portrait.

What is the significance of the leader adjectives/nouns?

Descriptive leader adjectives/nouns suggest a LP Matrix of how a person directly motivates others to follow them. They are often in front of the crowd communicating their plan.

What is the significance of the follower adjectives/nouns?

Descriptive follower adjectives/nouns suggest a LP Matrix of a person who is inspired by the vision and pursues the plan as laid out. The follower often plays an important role of influence advising the more public leader from behind the scenes rather than visibly in front.

What do the % scores mean? – Page 10

The % scores on this page affirms your clarity and consistency with respect to your LP Context.
The Clarity Index scale reports your level of clarity on your unique attributes of leading and following.
The L Factor Development scale reports the usefulness of each L Factor to your LP Matrix.
The Style Development scale compares your score to the suggested “ideal” for your context.

What is an L Factor? – Page 6

An L Factor describes one of seven specific lenses defining various leadership themes. Your unique configuration of all seven L Factors reports your capacity to lead within your context.

What do I do about “Limited” L Factors?

Successful leaders may delegate activities in these “Limited” L Factor areas to others. Another option for success is to make a conscious effort to personally strengthen that area of leadership.

What is “At a Glance” saying? – Page 5

This section is simply a brief executive summary of the Leader Portrait Report.

What does my LP Quadrant tell me? – Page 13

The LP Quadrant groups the contextual themes into four quadrants bearing like similarities. The Leader-Leader is in front of the group focusing on what they will be doing. The Follower-Follower influences from behind the scenes directing their input through another person focusing on when with its practicalities. The Leader-Follower comes along side motivating the team with how it will get done. The Follower-Leader also comes along side but more individually than as a team empowering the individual with values on why it is being done.

What is the Portrait Predictor?

The Portrait Predictor, a DISC tool,  is one of the most widely recognized formats for describing personality type.  In the form of a DISC score it predicts how you will view and respond to life’s situation through a measurement of your attitude – the way you think, and your behavior – the way you act.

How is this information acquired?

From a survey of 42 most/least word choices research has validated similar choices in life’s situations describing the uniqueness of the testers type. 

Do the four primary colors have specific meaning? – Page 2

Yes, each color is descriptive of that unique type preference and has become a popular, user-friendly reference to that individual type.

Red = D – Direct, dominant
Yellow = I – Inspire, influencing
Blue = S – Support, steady
Green = C – Correct, compliant

The dark line around the box identifies your type color with you Portrait Theme, Descriptor, and Code – reporting your preferred type.

What is the Application Guide? – Page 4

This segment of the report gives application of how your type plays out in everyday activity.  It also suggests how you can most effectively relate to the other three types.

What is the Tune Into Type page all about? – Page 5

One of the key values of knowing DISC type is in building relationships through meaningful communication.  When communicating with differing types, this page suggests 3 tried and tested ways to increase or decrease aspects of your personality style to more effectively interact with another specific type.

What does the Portrait Predictor Team Grid tell us? – Page 6

The Portrait Predictor Team Grid graphically displays with descriptive terms the 20 possible DISC types with their relationship to one another.  Each quadrant has five sub-facets showing a second level uniqueness within that quadrant.  Each quadrant’s arrangement of type reflects a microcosm of the Team Grid.

The Grid also identifies the Pace [how] and Focus [what] in the communication process.  Persons in the Red and Yellow quadrants communicate at a faster pace.  Persons in the Green and Blue quadrants are slower and more deliberate.  In the area of focus [what is communicated] the Red and Green focus on the task at hand while the Yellow and Blue are more directed to the process of how it is being done.

What do the 3 graphs in the Comparative DISC Profile tell us?

The Positive Selection Graph measures behavior, the way you act.  It is based on the “most” selections.  The Rejected Selections Graph measures attitude, the way you think.  It is based on the “least” selections.  The Total Selections Graph is a combination of the first two graphs reflecting overall the way you are.

What are the Entry Numbers?

A numerical language for the DISC is D = 1, I = 2, S = 3, and C = 4.  Each graph reflects the level of each element by its placement on the graph and connected by lines. Numbers above the 50 line are included in the score and entered at the bottom as the Entry Number.  When there are two dots above the 50 – line the highest one on the graph goes first.  When there are three dots above the 50 – line the Entry Number is consecutive.