Team Insights

American Safety Finance Team

Updated March 28, 2022

Team DISC

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I
S
C
Extrovert
People
Introvert
Task

Decisiveness

How team members tend to approach problems and make decisions

Higher D Styles

Tend to solve new problems very quickly and assertively. They take an active and direct approach to obtaining results. The key here is new problems such as those that are unprecedented or haven't happened before. There may also be an element of risk in taking the wrong approach or developing an incorrect solution, but those with a High D score are willing to take those risks, even if they may be incorrect.

Lower D Styles

Tend to solve new problems in a more deliberate, controlled, and organized manner. Again, the key here is new and unprecedented problems. The Lower D style will solve routine problems very quickly because the outcomes are already known. But, when the outcomes are unknown and the problem is an uncertain one, the Lower D style will approach the new problem in a calculated and deliberate manner by thinking things through very carefully before acting.

Interactivity

How team members tend approach to interacting with people and display of emotions

Higher I Styles

Tend to meet new people in an outgoing, gregarious, and socially assertive manner. The key here is new people whom one hasn't met before. Many other styles are talkative, but more so with people that they've known for some time. The Higher I scores are talkative, interactive and open even with people whom they have just initially met. People scoring in this range may also be a bit impulsive. Generally speaking, those with the Higher I scores are generally talkative and outgoing.

Lower I Styles

Tend to meet new people in a more controlled, quiet and reserved manner. Here's where the key word "new people" enters the equation. Those with Lower I scores are talkative with their friends and close associates, but tend to be more reserved with people they've just recently met. They tend to place a premium on the control of emotions, and approach new relationships with a more reflective approach than an emotional one.

Stability

How team members tend to approach the pace of the work environment

Higher S Styles

Tend to prefer a more controlled, deliberative and predictable environment. They place a premium on security of a work situation and disciplined behavior. They also tend to show a sense of loyalty to a team or organization, and as a result, may have a greater longevity or tenure in a position than some other styles. They have an excellent listening style and are very patient coaches and teachers for others on the team.

Lower S Styles

Tend to prefer a more flexible, dynamic, unstructured work environment. They value freedom of expression and the ability to change quickly from one activity to another. They tend to become bored with the same routine that brings security to the Higher S traits. As a result, they will seek opportunities and outlets for their high sense of urgency and high activity levels, as they have a preference for spontaneity.

Cautiousness

How team members tend to approach standards, procedures, and expectations

Higher C Styles

Tend to adhere to rules, standards, procedures, and protocol set by those in authority whom they respect. They like things to be done the right way according to the operating manual. "Rules are made to be followed" is an appropriate motto for those with higher C scores. They have some of the highest quality control interests of any of the styles and frequently wish others would do the same.

Lower C Styles

Tend to operate more independently from the rules and standard operating procedures. They tend to be bottom-line oriented. If they find an easier way to do something, they'll do it by developing a variety of strategies as situations demand. To the Lower C scores, rules are only guidelines, and may be bent or broken as necessary to obtain results.

Team Values

Very Low Low Average High Very High
Aesthetic balance, harmony and form
Economic economic or practical returns
Individualistic stand out as independent and unique
Political be in control or have influence
Altruist humanitarian efforts or to help others altruistically
Regulatory establish order, routine and structure
Theoretical knowledge, learning and understanding

Gabriela Marcos

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Gabriela Marcos:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Gabriela Marcos:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.

Joseph Huie

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very LowAesthetic Not into artistic expression, or achieving balance and harmony in life. All about the utilitarian, bottom-line results.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Joseph Huie:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Joseph Huie:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

Kasia Horta

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kasia Horta:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kasia Horta:

  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.

Rich Frazier

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Rich Frazier:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Rich Frazier:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

Stacy Vavrik

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Stacy Vavrik:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Stacy Vavrik:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Steven Hughes

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Steven Hughes:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Steven Hughes:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Tony Hagemeyer Jr

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Tony Hagemeyer Jr:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tony Hagemeyer Jr:

  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.