AppendixDiSC® Background, Theory, and Research

Although the DiSC® model was developed almost a century ago, DiSC research became much more focused and systematic in the 1970s. Since that time, the heart of the model has remained the same, but our current understanding of DiSC is far more advanced. Our third generation of DiSC reflects not only advancements in the general field of psychology, but also a forty-year program of research into the model. In this appendix, we want to give you a brief description of the core concepts behind DiSC and explain, both conceptually and empirically, how this theory was used to develop the 8 Dimensions of Leadership Model.

The Basics behind the DiSC Model

The Two DiSC Axes

There are two basic axes that serve ...

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