Team Insights

American Safety Team – Will Archer

Updated August 27, 2021

Team DISC

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I
S
C
Extrovert
People
Introvert
Task

Decisiveness

How team members tend to approach problems and make decisions

Higher D Styles

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

Lower D Styles

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

Interactivity

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

Higher I Styles

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

Lower I Styles

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

Stability

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

Higher S Styles

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

Lower S Styles

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

Cautiousness

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

Higher C Styles

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

Lower C Styles

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

Team Values

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

Alicia Eckert

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.
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 Alicia Eckert:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Alicia Eckert:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • 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 domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Britt McReynolds

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.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
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 Britt McReynolds:

  • Stick to business, let Britt decide if she wants to talk socially.
  • If you disagree, take issue with the facts, not the person.
  • Be candid, open, and sincere.
  • Persuade by referring to objectives and results.
  • Provide specifics about probability of success or effectiveness of options.
  • If you agree, support mutual results and successes.
  • Be clear, specific, brief, and to the point.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Britt McReynolds:

  • Be disorganized.
  • Don't be vague.
  • Don't make promises you can't keep.
  • Don't force her to respond quickly to your objectives.
  • Don't let disagreement reflect on her personally.
  • Don't be demanding or domineering.
  • Don't pretend to be an expert if you are not.

Elizabeth Brandes

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.
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.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Elizabeth Brandes:

  • Do your homework, be prepared, don't fake it if you don't know an answer.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Stick to business matters only.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Elizabeth Brandes:

  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't be disorganized or confused.

Elton Nix

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.
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 Elton Nix:

  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Elton Nix:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • 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.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • 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.

Jason mccaffrey

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 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.
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 Jason mccaffrey:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jason mccaffrey:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • 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 be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Jerome Ridenauer

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 LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
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 Jerome Ridenauer:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jerome Ridenauer:

  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.

Raphael Liming

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.
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.
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 Raphael Liming:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide options for others to express their opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • 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.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Raphael Liming:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • 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 or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid being overly task oriented.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.

Tara Skoglund

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 LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
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 Tara Skoglund:

  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide options for you to express your opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tara Skoglund:

  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.

Ty Brightwell

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.
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 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 Ty Brightwell:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ty Brightwell:

  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

William Archer

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.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
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 William Archer:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with William Archer:

  • 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 stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.