Team Insights

Life’s Food Mountain Team – May 4, 2021

Updated November 3, 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

Andrew Altice

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.
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 Andrew Altice:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • 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.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Andrew Altice:

  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't be dogmatic or authoritarian.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid being overly task oriented.
  • Don't 'dream' too much or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.

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.

Brooke Webb

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 Brooke Webb:

  • Provide options for Brooke to express her opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • Provide immediate incentives for her willingness to help on the project. Ask for her opinions.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Use her own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing, but let her take the lead, and don't be surprised if the socializing ends abruptly.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brooke Webb:

  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't talk down to her.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let her lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • When agreeing, don't reinforce with "I'm with you, Brooke."

Brycen Blevins

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.
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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Brycen Blevins:

  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • 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.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brycen Blevins:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Carson Tate

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very 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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Carson Tate:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Show sincere interest in him as a person.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw his opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Carson Tate:

  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't patronize or demean him by using incentives or subtlety.

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.

Crystal Nutt

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.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
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 Crystal Nutt:

  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • 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.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • 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.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Crystal Nutt:

  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Daniel Saylor Jr

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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Daniel Saylor Jr:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • 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.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Daniel Saylor Jr:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Edward Neubaur

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.
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 Edward Neubaur:

  • Watch carefully for early signs of disagreement or dissatisfaction.
  • Begin with a brief but personal comment or icebreaker.
  • If you disagree, take issue with the facts, not the person.
  • Be candid, open, and sincere.
  • Provide specifics about probability of success or effectiveness of options.
  • Do your homework. Come prepared with objectives, requirements, and support materials in a well-organized package.
  • Stick to business, let Edward decide if he wants to talk socially.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Edward Neubaur:

  • Don't be vague.
  • Don't come with a ready-made decision, and don't make it for him.
  • Don't be demanding or domineering.
  • Don't patronize or demean.
  • Don't threaten with position power.
  • Don't ramble on or waste his time.
  • Don't pretend to be an expert if you are not.

Emily Whitson

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.
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.
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 Emily Whitson:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Emily Whitson:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Gamaliel Lopez

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.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Gamaliel Lopez:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Gamaliel Lopez:

  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

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.

Jacey Dullum

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.
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 Jacey Dullum:

  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jacey Dullum:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • 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 force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.

Jack Morton

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jack Morton:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jack Morton:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.

Jamie Taylor

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very 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 Jamie Taylor:

  • Assure them that there won't be surprises.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Take your time, be precise and thorough.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jamie Taylor:

  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't provide special personal incentives.

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.

Jonathan Guzalak

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.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jonathan Guzalak:

  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Motivate and persuade Jonathan by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Plan to talk about things that support his dreams and goals.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • Use his own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jonathan Guzalak:

  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • 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 him personally.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let him lead the way to more social conversation.

Katie Abney

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.
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.
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 Katie Abney:

  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Katie Abney:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.

Kayla McCracken

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.
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.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kayla McCracken:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Stick to business matters only.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Be prepared for some start-stop events, due to potential indecision from keeping the data-gate open for more information.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kayla McCracken:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't be disorganized or confused.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.

Kimberly White

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.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
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.
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 Kimberly White:

  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Use her own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kimberly White:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on her personally and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't manipulate or bully her into agreeing.
  • Don't be curt, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Kyle Mann

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.
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 Mann:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kyle Mann:

  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.

McGwire Portell

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.
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 McGwire Portell:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with McGwire Portell:

  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't legislate.

Sam Good

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Sam Good:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Sam Good:

  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • 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 Oliver

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.
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 Steven Oliver:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Steven Oliver:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • 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 be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

Tyrell Shelton

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.
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.
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 Tyrell Shelton:

  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tyrell Shelton:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.