Team Insights

American Safety

Updated February 10, 2021

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

Camille Cooper

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.
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.
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.
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 Camille Cooper:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Camille Cooper:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.

Christopher Brown

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.
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 Christopher Brown:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Christopher Brown:

  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

David Van Buren

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.
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 David Van Buren:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Take your time, be precise and thorough.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Stick to business matters only.
  • Provide options to express opinions and make some of the decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with David Van Buren:

  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on others personally.
  • Don't provide special personal incentives.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.

Geoff Grow

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.
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 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 Geoff Grow:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Geoff Grow:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • 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 stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Ian Moser

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 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 Ian Moser:

  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ian Moser:

  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Jenny Boniface

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.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jenny Boniface:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jenny Boniface:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't push too hard.

Joel Ayoub

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.
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 Joel Ayoub:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Joel Ayoub:

  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Liv Sunna

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.
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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
Very LowRegulatory An independent and autonomous agent, very flexible problem-solver, and able to craft a variety of solutions.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Liv Sunna:

  • Provide testimonials from people he sees as important and prominent.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Use his own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • 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.
  • Ask for his input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Liv Sunna:

  • Don't talk down to him.
  • When agreeing, don't reinforce with "I'm with you, Liv."
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let him lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.

Nicole Shebroe

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Nicole Shebroe:

  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Nicole Shebroe:

  • 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 vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Tova Trellevik

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.
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 Tova Trellevik:

  • 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.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tova Trellevik:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • 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 whine about all of the work you have to do.

Trenton Ultsh

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.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
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.
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 Trenton Ultsh:

  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Trenton Ultsh:

  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.