SPECIAL INTERVIEW with Ron Bonnstetter, Senior Vice President of Research and Development
TTI Success Insights, Scottsdale, AZ
We went right to the source to bring you this special series of podcasts that will help anyone who has ever taken a DISC and/or Motivators assessment learn more about the brain science behind this highly accurate and versatile tool that leaders use to help develop and build trust and communicate more effectively with their teams.
Becky Freemal, anchor for WFXR, will air a story we collaborated on focusing on the widespread use of DISC assessments through TTI Success Insights, the company our firm, Cortex Leadership, uses. Every 7 seconds, day and night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, someone takes a TTI SI assessment. Dr. Ron Bonnstetter, Senior VP of Research and Development, says about TTI SI assessments, “A test implies a right or wrong answer, and our assessments expose who you are and what you are. And they expose your uniqueness… There’s nothing here that people don’t know, but they can’t give voice to these things. Our assessment actually gives voice to concepts we each know internally, but can’t express. And they give voice to another person so that when you have an interaction – you learn to dance much more quickly.”
What we’re really excited about is the podcast series we designed just for you! It’s a 3-part series. Here’s the breakdown. Warning: My mic was tuned very high AND I was super excited to be talking to someone who studies the brain in relationship to our assessments for a living so I might be a tad, well…over modulated.
CorCast EPISODE ONE:
What’s happening in your brain when you are taking a DISC assessment? You’ll find out in Episode 1. Fast-forward to 11:24 and listen in. TOTALLY fascinating!
CorCast EPISODE TWO:
What happens to your brain during a meeting? As you have a 10-minute sweaty conversation, how does your brain react? People are complicated. Tune in to Episode 2 as Ron talks about what percentage a conversation should be listening and how trust can break down quickly.
CorCast EPISODE THREE:
In Episode 3 we discuss the new Driving Forces assessment that creates a more complex and specific understanding of why we act the way we do. This new assessment is derived from the original Motivators assessment.
Many thanks to Ron Bonnstetter for taking the time to conduct this series of interviews and the ones we’ll be airing on the 10pm news and Good Day Virginia broadcasts. Becky Freemal rocks! The interest, time and effort she has taken to learn about leadership development has been truly inspiring. She dove right in and showed a deep curiosity for this work. A HUGE thank you to Becky for all that she has done to help to inform her viewers about how they can have more productive and fulfilling experiences at work through her Virginia at Work series. Not sure how I got lucky enough to be chosen to be the main contributor, just darn glad I was.
Let me know what was most helpful to you in this podcast series. It’s important to our team, at Cortex, that we bring you helpful information, directly from the source of the authors and researchers, about what you learn in our workshops and leadership training development courses. We want to hear from you about your take-a-ways.
Our Leading a Winning Team leadership development course that starts in February is already filling up. Click here if you would like to check out the syllabus. Click here to contact us for more information on our coaching and leadership programs or to get a DISC or Motivators assessment.