Team Insights

Life’s Food Piedmont Team – April 14, 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

Aaron Cantrell

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Aaron Cantrell:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Aaron Cantrell:

  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • 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 about what's expected.

Ashley Ward

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
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 Ashley Ward:

  • Provide assurances about her input and decisions.
  • Ask for her input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • ashley will follow through on her part; you be certain to follow through on your part.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw her opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ashley Ward:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with her or you'll lose time.
  • Don't manipulate or bully her into agreeing.

Daniel Carrancho

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.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Daniel Carrancho:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Do your homework and be prepared with goals, objectives, support materials, etc., but don't plan on using all of them. Have the material with you as support.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Use the words of the discussion to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Daniel Carrancho:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being overly task oriented.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't be dogmatic or authoritarian.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.

Deon Jones

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Deon Jones:

  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • 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.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Deon Jones:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.

DeQuan McBride

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with DeQuan McBride:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with DeQuan McBride:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.

Eric Jones

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
Very 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.
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 Eric Jones:

  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Eric Jones:

  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Hailey Parsons

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.
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 Hailey Parsons:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Hailey Parsons:

  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.

Henderieka Gray

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.
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.
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 Henderieka Gray:

  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Henderieka Gray:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.

Kayla Miller

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.
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 Miller:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kayla Miller:

  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.

Kimberly Nelson

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.
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 Kimberly Nelson:

  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain that there won't be surprises.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Stick to business matters only.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kimberly Nelson:

  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Kiona Johnson

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.
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.
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 Kiona Johnson:

  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kiona Johnson:

  • 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.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

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.

Lauren Borel

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.
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 Lauren Borel:

  • If you disagree, take issue with the facts, not the person.
  • Persuade by referring to objectives and results.
  • Stick to business, let Lauren decide if she wants to talk socially.
  • Ask specific questions, preferably focusing on 'what' and 'how' issues to draw out her opinions.
  • Appeal to how Lauren will benefit or be assisted in this transaction.
  • Provide details of the problem or issue in writing.
  • Provide specifics about probability of success or effectiveness of options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Lauren Borel:

  • Don't threaten with position power.
  • Don't manipulate or bully her into agreeing.
  • Don't come with a ready-made decision, and don't make it for her.
  • Don't over-direct or command.
  • Don't let disagreement reflect on her personally.
  • Leave things open for interpretation.
  • Don't be demanding or domineering.

Logan  Durham

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 HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
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 Logan  Durham:

  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Logan  Durham:

  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.

Morgan Cox

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.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
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 Morgan Cox:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Morgan Cox:

  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.

Oliver Perkins

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
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.
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 Oliver Perkins:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Oliver Perkins:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Paula Plekes

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.
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.
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 Paula Plekes:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • 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 Paula Plekes:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.

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.

Samantha Anibaldi

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Samantha Anibaldi:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Samantha Anibaldi:

  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Samuel Bassett

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
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 Samuel Bassett:

  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Samuel Bassett:

  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.

Stephanie Algera

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.
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.
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 Stephanie Algera:

  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Stephanie Algera:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.

Tyler Remeikas

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Tyler Remeikas:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Don't get off the track and talk about other issues or items.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • 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.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Be clear in your explanations.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tyler Remeikas:

  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.