Team Insights

WK Dickson Watershed Services Team

Updated April 17, 2022

Team DISC

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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

Alex McMillan

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 LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Alex McMillan:

  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Alex McMillan:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

Benjamin Lee

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 Benjamin Lee:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Benjamin Lee:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

Brendan Byrne

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 HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
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.
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 Brendan Byrne:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brendan Byrne:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Daniel Whittington

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.
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.
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 Daniel Whittington:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Daniel Whittington:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Ebony Hagans

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ebony Hagans:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ebony Hagans:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

Elizabeth DiNatale

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Elizabeth DiNatale:

  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Elizabeth DiNatale:

  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • 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 and for mutual ownership.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.

Jason Sesler

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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jason Sesler:

  • Be prepared for some start-stop events, due to potential indecision from keeping the data-gate open for more information.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions to the project.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jason Sesler:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence, provide only hard facts and data.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't provide special personal incentives.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Jennifer Heard

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.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
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.
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 Jennifer Heard:

  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams, and goals.
  • Use your own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide testimonials from people you see as important and prominent.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Show sincere interest in you as a person.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jennifer Heard:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't talk down to Jennifer.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with Jennifer or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

Lisa Wells

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
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.
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 Lisa Wells:

  • 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.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Lisa Wells:

  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • 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 legislate or issue edicts.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.

Maie Armstrong

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.
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.
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 Maie Armstrong:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Maie Armstrong:

  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.

Marc Horstman

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.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
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 Marc Horstman:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Marc Horstman:

  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

McKenna Dove

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.
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.
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 McKenna Dove:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with McKenna Dove:

  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.

Michael Ellison

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.
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.
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 Ellison:

  • Stick to business matters only.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Take your time, be precise and thorough.
  • 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.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Michael Ellison:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence, provide only hard facts and data.
  • Avoid trying to build friendships and personal relationships.

Michael Tassitino

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.
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.
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.
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 Tassitino:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Michael Tassitino:

  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

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.

Tom Murray

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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 Tom Murray:

  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tom Murray:

  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • 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 make decisions for others.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • 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.

Tricia Malinowski

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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.
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 Tricia Malinowski:

  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tricia Malinowski:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • 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 be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't make decisions for others.