Professional Development Paper
September 24, 2013
Dr. Scott Bruner
This paper will explain the different variances of a small group of my peers with regard to our self- assessment results; based upon The Platinum Rule® Model of Behavioral Styles created by Dr. Tony Alessandra. Along with an explanation, this paper will highlight a professional development plan that will address the different characteristics of my group. Additionally, I will describe how this plan may be used to determine the needs of my learning team as well as assessing our skills, strengths, areas needing improvement, and the resources needed to help them reach their career goals. Finally, I will address the characteristics of the learning team both individually, and as a group, with me as their leader. After viewing my team’s results from the Disc assessment, it is clear to see that we all have a wide range of variances from one another in terms of tendencies and growth opportunities. What I find interesting however, is that three of us are plotted on the chart in very close proximity, while one of us is in a completely opposite quadrant. So what does this mean? Let’s take a closer look at the similarities and differences. Thomas Plott is an Enthusiast (Id) that likes to influence others and enjoys symbols of authority and prestige but is uncomfortable with any kind of confinement or restriction of freedom. Some of his tendencies include seeking and enjoying status symbols, admiring people who express themselves well, disliking routines, needless details. He is comfortable delegating as well as taking charge. He has a positive, enthusiastic outlook on life. Vimal Singh is The Assessor (Ci) that likes accomplishing goals with excellence. He can deal with many inputs simultaneously; however, may be slow to take action. He tends to have strong opinions about people and groups with whom he does not identify or agree with. He tends to be tense...
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