As a global leader in DISC-based training, the online course for leaders was developed through work with the United States Airforce Academy, as well as other organizations, needing their leadership to be adaptable enough for any situation or threat. PeopleKeys began seeing the effects of pandemic-related stress amongst clients beginning in February 2020, and this has continued to increase as the world is continuing to adapt to work transitions, new economic challenges, managing employees remotely, and even civil unrest. Many people returning to work are finding their positions have changed and new demands are now part of their daily routines. This all leads to added stress, and over 30 percent of people say this is affecting their wellbeing in a negative way.
“As leaders, we must understand ourselves first,” says Dr. Smith. “Once we understand how this affects us personally, then we can begin to quickly identify signs of distress in others. Leadership strategies are not one-size-fits-all.” Smith has worked with Microsoft, Wayfair, Lenovo, as well as many small to mid-level businesses to create successful strategies for stress management, employee motivation, and even increased retention. “People quit bosses, they don’t quit companies,” says Smith. “Given the right manager, I have seen people do incredible things beyond expectation. It happens all the time in combat. Troops will walk through fire for the right leader. Talking with most leaders today, we are fighting a ‘battle’ filled with uncertainties and daily deviations from previously established strategies and solutions.”
The training PeopleKeys offers is online and can be done at a leader’s own pace.
It involves understanding DISC behavioural principles of motivation and stress management, and helps aid in communication, employee engagement, and goal achievement. PeopleKeys has trained more than 40,000 coaches and trainers, and has provided more than 20 million behavioural assessments worldwide.
People are different, but they are predictably different. The great leader knows the keys to motivation for each employee, and knows when to intervene in stressful situations before there becomes greater challenges
“People are different, but they are predictably different. The great leader knows the keys to motivation for each employee, and knows when to intervene in stressful situations before there becomes greater challenges.” Smith adds, “It is really simpler than you might imagine, to begin utilizing effective strategies. Most leaders, and others who participate in our training, see immediate advantages and long-lasting benefits, which continue to provide new leadership insights.”
The stress management training course is applicable for all levels of leadership, and can also be utilized by anyone seeking additional information on relationships, communication, and behavioural techniques for success.