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Disrupt The Everyday Podcast

Jan 24, 2022


On this episode we are joined by Merrick Rosenberg. Merrick Rosenberg is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the leading expert on how personality drives behavior and success. On this episode we discuss:

  • How to communicate with different personality types

  • Different doesn’t equal bad

  • How to avoid your personality type working against you

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About Merrick

Merrick Rosenberg is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the leading expert on how personality drives behavior and success. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. He is the author of four award-winning books about tapping into the power of your personality: The ChameleonTaking Flight!Personality Wins, and Which Bird Are You?.

In Merrick’s first job out of college, he worked as a management consultant. He quickly realized that you can change the process, but nothing great happens in a dysfunctional work environment. So, back to school he went to earn an M.B.A. specializing in Organizational Development. While working on his degree, he discovered team building and he was hooked. The day after he graduated, he started Team Builders Plus, one of the first team building companies in the United States.

As he began leading team building events, it became clear that personality conflicts significantly impacted team dynamics. He discovered the DISC styles in 1994 and began leading training programs to help people understand themselves and enable them to create an engaging culture.

It was at this point that he began to innovate the personality styles world. By infusing team building activities into DISC training programs, he made the training more interactive and he brought the styles to life. But he felt that this was not enough, and the styles could have an even greater impact…if people could only remember them.

In 2012, Merrick reinvented the DISC world by swapping out the classic letters for more visual and memorable birds that symbolized the styles. In his first book, Taking Flight!, he introduced the Eagle, Parrot, Dove and Owl styles and he changed the entire industry.

With the vision to reinvent how people learn about themselves, build better relationships, and create positive work environments, Merrick founded Take Flight Learning where he certifies trainers around the world to deliver the content he and his team create. Merrick now spends his time writing, speaking, and advancing the world of increasing self-awareness and improving team dynamics by tapping into the power of the four styles.

Merrick has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies and has reached more than 100,000 people around the world through his speaking engagements. He has been named the CEO of the Year for New Jersey, and his company, Take Flight Learning, has been selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year, one of the Best Places to Work, and one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Philadelphia area.

Merrick is a sought-after media guest on television, radio, and podcasts. He has shared his personality wisdom on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, SiriusXM, iHeart Radio, and Radio Disney. Merrick has been interviewed by: New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. magazine, Fortune, HuffPost, Forbes, Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Parents, and Glamour.