Team Insights

WK Dickson Raleigh W/WW Team

Updated March 17, 2022

Team DISC

D
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

Andrew Pitts

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.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Andrew Pitts:

  • 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.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Andrew Pitts:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.

Anita Robertson

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.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
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 Anita Robertson:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Anita Robertson:

  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Bryan Odom

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
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.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
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 Bryan Odom:

  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Present your items in a logical way.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw opinions.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Bryan Odom:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Don't force agreement quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.

JARED THOMPSON

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
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.
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 JARED THOMPSON:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with JARED THOMPSON:

  • 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.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

Kristel Weldon

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.
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.
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 Kristel Weldon:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kristel Weldon:

  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Logan Gayton

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.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
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 Logan Gayton:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Logan Gayton:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't legislate.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

MacKenzie Perro

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.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with MacKenzie Perro:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with MacKenzie Perro:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.

Maria Gleeson

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.
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.
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 Maria Gleeson:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Maria Gleeson:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.

Michael Youngblood

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.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
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 Michael Youngblood:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Michael Youngblood:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

Monroe Huckaby

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 LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
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 Monroe Huckaby:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Monroe Huckaby:

  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Scott Sigmon

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.
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.
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 Scott Sigmon:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Scott Sigmon:

  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't legislate.

Victoria Robb

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Victoria Robb:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Victoria Robb:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.