Team Insights

Brewers Baseball Systems

Updated March 20, 2022

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.

Andy Acosta

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Andy Acosta:

  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Andy Acosta:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

August Sandri

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with August Sandri:

  • 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.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with August Sandri:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • 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.

Charles Clark

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Charles Clark:

  • Provide testimonials from people you see as important and prominent.
  • Plan to talk about things that support your dreams and goals.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing, but let yourself take the lead, and don't be surprised if the socializing ends abruptly.
  • Provide immediate incentives for your willingness to help on the project. Ask for your opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Charles Clark:

  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. 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 discuss a variety of options and accept changes.
  • When agreeing, don't reinforce with "I'm with you, Charles."
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let Charles lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with Charles or you'll lose time.

Dan Yang

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Dan Yang:

  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Dan Yang:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.

DJ Michalski

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with DJ Michalski:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with DJ Michalski:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • 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 use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't push too hard.

Harrison Jacobs

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Harrison Jacobs:

  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • 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 a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Harrison Jacobs:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Joshua Schaffer

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Joshua Schaffer:

  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Joshua Schaffer:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

Matt Culhane

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Matt Culhane:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Matt Culhane:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • 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 fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

Matt Ducondi

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Matt Ducondi:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Matt Ducondi:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Matt Kerls

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Matt Kerls:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Matt Kerls:

  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

Philip Hauser

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Philip Hauser:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Philip Hauser:

  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.

Ronald Bedrosian

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ronald Bedrosian:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • 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.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ronald Bedrosian:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.

Samuel Neal

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Samuel Neal:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Samuel Neal:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Scott Molling

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Scott Molling:

  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Scott Molling:

  • 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.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.

Will Hudgins

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Will Hudgins:

  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • 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.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • 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 Will Hudgins:

  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on anyone personally.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.