I have two designers in different companies I own. Not surprisingly, their DISC profiles correspond to the Creative (very high on D and C, and low on I and S).
I find very difficult to give them feedback, or persuade them to implement change. They react very strongly to any feedback and tend to take it personally.
For example, even when a procedure is clearly messy and can be vastly improved, they resist to small changes I ask. They can develop many apparently coherent arguments, and discussions tend to focus on small things because of their strong verbal abilities.
I end up avoiding asking for changes and cross my fingers they do their best. They are very good in what they do, though.
However, there must be a way to provide feedback to these loved monsters of mine. And maybe being able to persuade them, without having to use my authority as their manager, and without falling in the trap of their complicated verbal arguments.
Thanks a lot for your inputs,