Team Insights

Life’s Food Assistant Managers Team

Updated November 23, 2021

Team DISC

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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

Ben Fernandez

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.
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 Ben Fernandez:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ben Fernandez:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.

Carl Stephens

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very LowAesthetic Not into artistic expression, or achieving balance and harmony in life. All about the utilitarian, bottom-line results.
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.
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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Carl Stephens:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Carl Stephens:

  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't be aloof, cold, or seem disinterested.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.

Casey Branson

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Casey Branson:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Casey Branson:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

Courtney Nash

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.
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 Courtney Nash:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Courtney Nash:

  • 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 legislate or issue edicts.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.

Gloria Diaz

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 Gloria Diaz:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Gloria Diaz:

  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.

John Golden

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with John Golden:

  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with John Golden:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.

John Odom

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.
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.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with John Odom:

  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • 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 John Odom:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.

Landon Mitchell

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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Landon Mitchell:

  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Landon Mitchell:

  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.

Marjorie Gumapac

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.
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.
Very LowTheoretical Doesn't get bogged down in details and minutia.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Marjorie Gumapac:

  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Marjorie Gumapac:

  • 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 threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be curt, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with her or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't make decisions for her.

Rachelle Moffitt

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.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Rachelle Moffitt:

  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Ask for her input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams, and goals.
  • Provide assurances about her input and decisions.
  • Provide testimonials from people she sees as important and prominent.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Rachelle Moffitt:

  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on her personally and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be curt, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

Sarah Kelley

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.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
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 Sarah Kelley:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Sarah Kelley:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

steven lutz

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very LowAesthetic Not into artistic expression, or achieving balance and harmony in life. All about the utilitarian, bottom-line results.
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.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with steven lutz:

  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with steven lutz:

  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

William Page

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with William Page:

  • Ask for his input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams, and goals.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Provide testimonials from people he sees as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with William Page:

  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't talk down to him.
  • Don't be curt, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with him or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on him personally and don't let it affect the relationship.