Team Insights

IRE – Taylor Badger’s Team

Updated March 16, 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

Diego Corona

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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
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 Diego Corona:

  • Show sincere interest.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw out opinions.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Diego Corona:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • 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.
  • Don't patronize or demean others by using incentives or subtlety.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Emma Claire Spring

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.
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.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Emma Claire Spring:

  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Emma Claire Spring:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.

James Southwick

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.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with James Southwick:

  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide assurances about his input and decisions.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw his opinions.
  • Show sincere interest in him as a person.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with James Southwick:

  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on him personally and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't patronize or demean him by using incentives or subtlety.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Maura Lewkowicz

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.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
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.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Maura Lewkowicz:

  • 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.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide options for Maura to express her opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Provide testimonials from people she sees as important and prominent.
  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing, but let her take the lead, and don't be surprised if the socializing ends abruptly.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Maura Lewkowicz:

  • Don't 'dream' too much with her or you'll lose time.
  • Don't talk down to her.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • When agreeing, don't reinforce with "I'm with you, Maura."
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to discuss a variety of options and accept changes.

Megan Walters

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.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Megan Walters:

  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Megan Walters:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.

Seira Wade

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.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
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 Seira Wade:

  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Use the words of the discussion to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • 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.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some agreed upon action steps for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Seira Wade:

  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.
  • Don't be aloof, cold, or seem disinterested.
  • Don't 'dream' too much or you'll lose time.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.

Taylor Badger

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.
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.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
Very LowTheoretical Doesn't get bogged down in details and minutia.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Taylor Badger:

  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Taylor Badger:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be casual, informal, or loud.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.