Team Insights

American Safety Team – Rob Gallardo and Christine Harrison

Updated August 11, 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

Alfred McNair

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.
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 Alfred McNair:

  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Alfred McNair:

  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • 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 use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't legislate.

Christian Castanares

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.
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.
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 Christian Castanares:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions to the project.
  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Three rules: Make it quick, make it engaging, and make for the door.
  • Present your items in a logical way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Christian Castanares:

  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't be casual, informal, or loud.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't make decisions for others.

Christine Harrison

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.
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.
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 Christine Harrison:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Christine Harrison:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Daniel Travelstead

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.
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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Daniel Travelstead:

  • 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.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Daniel Travelstead:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

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.

Jessy Artioli

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.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jessy Artioli:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jessy Artioli:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

Joey Rosenberg

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.
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 Joey Rosenberg:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Joey Rosenberg:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

John Budzynski

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.
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 John Budzynski:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with John Budzynski:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • 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 push too hard.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.

Kyle Davis

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.
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 Kyle Davis:

  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kyle Davis:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.

Michael Lynch

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.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Michael Lynch:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Michael Lynch:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.

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.

Randy Ayala

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.
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.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Randy Ayala:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Randy Ayala:

  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.

Rob Gallardo

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.
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 Rob Gallardo:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw opinions.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Rob Gallardo:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't force agreement quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.