Team Insights

IRE – Brandon Cassagnol’s Team

Updated March 7, 2022

Team DISC

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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

Brandon Cassagnol

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.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Brandon Cassagnol:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brandon Cassagnol:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.

Ellyn Stewart

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.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ellyn Stewart:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ellyn Stewart:

  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.

Hector Llamas

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
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.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Hector Llamas:

  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams, and goals.
  • Provide assurances about his input and decisions.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Hector will follow through on his part; you be certain to follow through on your part.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Hector Llamas:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with him or you'll lose time.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on him personally and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't talk down to him.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.

Jack Guth

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
Very LowRegulatory An independent and autonomous agent, very flexible problem-solver, and able to craft a variety of solutions.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jack Guth:

  • Be candid, open, and sincere.
  • Be clear, specific, brief, and to the point.
  • If you agree, support mutual results and successes.
  • Ask specific questions, preferably focusing on 'what' and 'how' issues to draw out your opinions.
  • Provide specifics about probability of success or effectiveness of options.
  • Appeal to how you will benefit or be assisted in this transaction.
  • Do your homework. Come prepared with objectives, requirements, and support materials in a well-organized package.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jack Guth:

  • Don't let disagreement reflect on Jack personally.
  • Don't be vague.
  • Don't ramble on or waste Jack's time.
  • Don't pretend to be an expert if you are not.
  • Leave things open for interpretation.
  • Don't come with a ready-made decision, and don't make it for yourself.
  • Don't make promises you can't keep.

Katherine White

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
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.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
Very LowTheoretical Doesn't get bogged down in details and minutia.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Katherine White:

  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Provide options for Katherine to express her opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.
  • Do your homework and be prepared with goals, objectives, support materials, etc., but don't plan on using all of them. Have the material with you as support.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Katherine White:

  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to discuss a variety of options and accept changes.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • When agreeing, don't reinforce with "I'm with you, Katherine."
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with her or you'll lose time.
  • Don't talk down to her.

Kristi Oslund

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
Very LowTheoretical Doesn't get bogged down in details and minutia.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kristi Oslund:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kristi Oslund:

  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Mark Woerner

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.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
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.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Mark Woerner:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Mark Woerner:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.