Team Insights

American Safety Team – Dan McGonegle

Updated June 22, 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

Andrew Marks

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.
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 Andrew Marks:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Andrew Marks:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.

Carolyn Wolfe

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Carolyn Wolfe:

  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Don't get off the track and talk about other issues or items.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Carolyn Wolfe:

  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.

Dan McGonegle

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.
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.
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 Dan McGonegle:

  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Provide options for you to express your opinions and make some of the decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Dan McGonegle:

  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on anyone personally.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Dave Smith

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
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 Dave Smith:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Dave Smith:

  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.

David Fachie

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.
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 David Fachie:

  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with David Fachie:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

Diane Roman

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.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Diane Roman:

  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • 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.
  • 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 Diane Roman:

  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.

Kate Cole

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.
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.
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 Kate Cole:

  • Provide testimonials from people she sees as important and prominent.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Use her own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Motivate and persuade Kate by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Ask for her input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • 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 specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kate Cole:

  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let her lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to discuss a variety of options and accept changes.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on her personally.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.

Kevin Schneider

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
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 Kevin Schneider:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kevin Schneider:

  • 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.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

Lauren O'Shea

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.
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.
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 Lauren O'Shea:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Lauren O'Shea:

  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.

Nick DeAngelo

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
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.
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.
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 Nick DeAngelo:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Use his own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Do your homework and be prepared with goals, objectives, support materials, etc., but don't plan on using all of them. Have the material with you as support.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Nick DeAngelo:

  • Don't 'dream' too much with him or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let him lead the way to more social conversation.
  • When agreeing, don't reinforce with "I'm with you, Nick."
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't direct or order.

Ryan Lawhon

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.
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 Ryan Lawhon:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ryan Lawhon:

  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Sarah Tareco

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
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 HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Sarah Tareco:

  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • 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.
  • Three rules: Make it quick, make it engaging, and make for the door.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Make assurances that there won't be surprises.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Sarah Tareco:

  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence, provide only hard facts and data.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Avoid trying to build friendships and personal relationships.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.