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Assessments for DIA Global Forum’s December 2009 issue

Posted by Carl Gould on August 30, 2012
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Carl Gould of CMT International, Riverdale, NJ, points out that it can be difficult for a first-time manager to understand behavior style differences. He likens the newly promoted manager to the star baseball player who performed well in outfield (task oriented position) and was promoted to team coach (people oriented position). Our ex-ball player was not familiar with the “languages,” that is the behavioral style preferences, of his teammates and so he had difficulty transferring his knowledge to them. A new manager often faces the same predicament. The challenge in becoming a great communicator is to discover what personality types you are dealing with on your team and to adapt your style –that is the way you approach each person and how you present information or explain directives—to their personal style preference. “That’s the first step,” says Gould, “in developing a strong, cohesive, and high-ranking team.”
“Carl L Gould is the President and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC (, the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training helps his clients achieve results worldwide. His latest book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level”. Gould is also the author and creator of The 7 Stage Turnaround Process ( 7 Stage Consultants help business owners grow their sales, increase their cash flow and lower their expenses using a proven method of business growth strategies. To learn more about our Consultants, go to

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