Team Insights

Peace Lutheran Church

Updated February 7, 2022

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

Amelia Shrum

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.
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 Amelia Shrum:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Amelia Shrum:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

Doug Warburton

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.
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 Doug Warburton:

  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Doug Warburton:

  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.

Eric Van Wagner

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.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Eric Van Wagner:

  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Eric Van Wagner:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. 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.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Greta Clouse

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.
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 Greta Clouse:

  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • 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 emphasize next action-steps.
  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Greta Clouse:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on anyone personally.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.

Laura Strickland

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Laura Strickland:

  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Laura Strickland:

  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • 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.

Mindy Bickley

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 Mindy Bickley:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Mindy Bickley:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Pat Rocca

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.
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.
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 Pat Rocca:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Take your time, be precise and thorough.
  • Assure them that there won't be surprises.
  • Prepare your case in advance; prepare for difficult questions and challenges.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Pat Rocca:

  • Don't provide special personal incentives.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't be casual, informal, or loud.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

Quinton Jones

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very LowRegulatory An independent and autonomous agent, very flexible problem-solver, and able to craft a variety of solutions.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Quinton Jones:

  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Quinton Jones:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.

Sara Bennett

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.
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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
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 Sara Bennett:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • 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.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Sara Bennett:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

Tony Katko

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.
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 Tony Katko:

  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tony Katko:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • 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 offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.

Wendy Slates

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Wendy Slates:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Wendy Slates:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.