Personality Prototypes BY Baum and Nicols Practical ManagersLearned Experts Creative Problem Solvers People Persons
PRACTICAL MANAGER TIME KEEPER – ORGANIZER – CONCRETE SEQUENTIAL
Its a good day when everything gets checked off the list.
Its a good day when… Work (No surprises, things go as planned) Meetings (Agenda is followed and handout provided with important info Home (Work before play) PLAN, PLAN, PLAN Life is predictable and follows a schedule
Practical Manager STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Attention to details (love deadlines, timelines, punctuality) Create to improve products or ideas Finely tuned senses Keep others on task
Practical Manager STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Attention to details (love deadlines, timelines, punctuality) Create to improve products or ideas Finely tuned senses Keep others on task Orderly, predictable environment Structure, clear expectations and detailed directions Opportunities to elaborate and add detail
Practical Manager STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Attention to details (love deadlines, timelines, punctuality) Create to improve products or ideas Finely tuned senses Keep others on task Orderly, predictable environment Structure, clear expectations and detailed directions Opportunities to elaborate and add detail Perfectionism Rigidity See the world in black and white
CONFLICT STARTERS Unrealistic objectives, unclear directions, mixed signals. Broken promises, surprises, last minute changes in plan Being the work horse of a group Tardiness and wastes of time, energy, & money Loss of face, rank, job security Poor quality goods and services
Relationship stressors Being domineering, opinionated, negative and critical Refusing to relax and be spontaneous Manipulating others Obsessive compulsive Being picky, stubborn and pessimistic
Keys to negotiation Be practical and precise Try to offer an objective argument based on facts Calm, calm, calm Pilot study, trial, evaluate results
Its a good day when… Work (Had a great debate on an issue with a colleague) Meeting (Intellectual discussion about learning or achievement or best practice based on research. Home (Time to read the paper, watch the news or the history channel or engage in a mental challenge) Life is somewhat predictable with some kinds of structures or routines in place. ARGUE, DEBATE, DISCUSS
Learned Experts STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Very knowledgeable Can synthesize ideas and create theories and models Outstanding vocabulary Excellent debater
Learned Experts Students GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Very knowledgeable Can synthesize ideas and create theories and models Outstanding vocabulary Excellent debater Intellectually stimulating environment Games and activities that require strategizing Opportunities to research, discuss, and hypothesize
Learned Experts Students GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Very knowledgeable Can synthesize ideas and create theories and models Outstanding vocabulary Excellent debater Intellectually stimulating environment Games and activities that require strategizing Opportunities to research, discuss, and hypothesize Intolerance of others perceived as less smart Argumentative Sarcasm, opinionated
Conflict starters Demands for practical, how to applications Unreasonable deadlines for researching and studying Vague thinking, emotional arguments, crying Discussions about feelings Touchy – feely activities Brainstorming sessions and cooperative group work
Relationship stressors Being opinionated, sarcastic, arrogant Becoming blind and insensitive to the appearances, thoughts, feelings and opinions of others Exhibiting a no-it all attitude Denying or rationalizing the hurts they inflict on others Out of touch with the real world
Keys to negotiation Present logical argument based on research (formal or informal) Rules of debate (3 minute rule/1/1) Mediator
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER INVENTOR ADVENTURER RISK TAKER
Its a good day when I can do it my way.
Its a good day when… Work (It was fun. I had lots of choices and options.) Meeting (Fun activity with lots of creative problem solving and new initiatives considered). Home (No plan, leave options opened) I can do it my way!!! DONT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Divergent thinker, can generate many ideas Flair for adventure and spontaneity Empathetic Life of the party, fun
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Divergent thinker, can generate many ideas Flair for adventure and spontaneity Empathetic Life of the party, fun Creative environment Options Opportunities for multiple projects
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Divergent thinker, can generate many ideas Flair for adventure and spontaneity Empathetic Life of the party, fun Creative environment Options Opportunities for multiple projects Disorganization lack of attention to details Difficulty following directions Own agenda, stubborn
Conflict starters Demands to explain their insights People who dismiss moral/ethical values Forced to work with incompetents Political correctness Fixed routines and restrictions on freedom Meaningless activities and relationships
Relationship stressors I want what I want when I want it DONT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER Unwilling to compromise because they have the truth Taking advantage of the vulnerabilities of others Breaking promises, not fulfilling obligations to others Will manipulate the system to win
Keys to negotiation Choice or options Creative solution General guidelines not specific iron clad decisions with lots of details
People Person AMBASSADOR, PEOPLE PERSON SENSITIVE, EMOTIONAL CREATIVE ARTISTS
Its a good day when I feel special and appreciated.
Its a good day when… Work (When everyone agreed and were friendly) Meeting (Time to chat with friends and have refreshments). Home (My spouse told me he loved me)
PEOPLE PERSON STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Creating harmony Colorful, dramatic Social skills Attuned to feelings
PEOPLE PERSON STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Creating harmony Colorful, dramatic Social skills Attuned to feelings Colorful, social environment Opportunities to interact with others Opportunities for creative expression
PEOPLE PERSON STUDENTS GiftsNeeds Possible Problems Creating harmony Colorful, dramatic Social skills Attuned to feelings Colorful, social environment Opportunities to interact with others Opportunities for creative expression Disorganization lack of attention to details Will repress own needs to keep the peace and avoid conflict Over sensitive, over dramatic
Conflict starters Demands for rational explanations for gut feelings Individuals who abandon or exclude them without notice Up-tight, humorless, critical, and negative people People who are not polite or say Im sorry Excessive paperwork defined duties, no time to socialize Memorizing details People who mock emotions, arts, non traditional therapies
Relationship stressors Victim of mood swings and emotional excesses Thin skinned and hypersensitive Resurrecting old hurts and wallowing in self pity Can play the victim Can be either the over indulgent parent or the child who refuses to grow up
Keys in negotiation Non hostile language/ no accusations Assuring they are loved, respected, etc. in spite of conflict. Agree to disagree
Practical Manager vs. Creative: Who is right?
Lets get organized: Down with disorder movement Sales of home- organizing products, like accordion files and label makers and plastic tubs, keep going up and up, from $5.9 billion last year to a projected $7.6 billion by 2009, as do the revenues of companies that make closet organizing systems, an industry that is pulling in $3 billion a year, according to Closets magazine.
This is why January is now Get Organized Month, thanks also to the efforts of the National Association of Professional Organizers, whose 4,000 clutter-busting members will be poisedwith clipboards and trash bags-- ready to to minister to the 10,000 clutter victims
We need an organized space to think and work.
Getting Things Done originator David Allen is a man who practices what he preaches, especially when it comes to capturing his thoughts and "Oh yeah" moments. Two of the unique but fitting items on his desk are a label maker and a sand timer. The producers of the clip note that this was shot hastily, at the end of Allen's time commitment for an interview, but the essence of his David Allen Co. office comes through….
Or do you embrace the anti anti- clutter movement? (NY Times, 2009) This says yes to mess and urges you to embrace your disorder Its a movement that confirms what you have known, deep down, all along: really neat people are not avatars of the good life; they are humorless and inflexible prigs, and have way too much time on their hands..
Writers haven Einsteins oft-quoted remark, If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk?
Creatives claim: It takes time to organize We need to have everything's in front of us. Searching through the piles helps make connections Organization is a form of procrastination Creative thinkers are messy. Creative thinkers tend to have messy desks. In January 2006, a study of hundreds of CEO's indicated that the highest scorers in innovation and risk-taking scored lowest on organizational and neatness skills. Creative people organize their desks intuitively to correspond with the way their minds organize information, and studies suggest that people with messy desks have great career potential.
Calendar for randoms post it calendar Marcella Moran, co- author of Organizing the Disorganized Child (coming out August 2009 from Harper Studio) gives quick tips for organizing your kids...
Where do you fall on the continuum? Can disorganized folks be productive? What is organization anyway? What skills do our kids need to be successful?
Linear organization Need for set routine Perfectionism Lack of independence Detailed directions Time and place for all things Quiet place to work
Practical Managers Specific directionsTo do listCheck it off Routine to be followed Quiet place with materials in place Binder with compartments Daily calendar Perfectionism –Plan B –First draft mentality –Timer
Learned expert Need to see the big picture Relevance Outline of what to do with a few subtasks Ability to access sources Need challenging assignments Quiet place to work General routine but opportunities to explore deeper Weekly/monthly calendar
Spontaneous/holistic organization Tend to misplace things Skip or forget directions, Post- it monthly calendar, Backwards planning and deadlines assignments back and forth Time management: Come home between 5:45-6:00 Piles, stacks, and storage bins
Creative Problem Solvers Easily bored Flexible routine Choice of where, when, and in what order to finish homework Multi task with scheduled breaks integrate movement (dance, run, jump) Partial completion method Making tasks into games and competitions
Environment for creative problem solvers Project based with shelf or area for each project Opportunity for mix and match Collection or drop box Music in background, tv on
Supports for the creative problem solver Check out partner who is organized Time to organize Multiple backpacks cleaned out weekly List on front door –things to remember or a remember bracelet Webbing used for organizing ideas In, out, and in process folders
People Persons Study buddy Work at kitchen table Opportunities to be creative even if it takes more time Timer to get startedno phone or social networking opportunities Calendar with stickers Organize in stacks, bins,
An example Practical Manager Mom who really needs to find a way to keep her family organized. Family Folders Find your childs stylePersonality Profiler Susan's Website
Group work: Creative use of information In your group, discuss your children and their organizational style. Choose one behavior or goal you have for your youngster and decide on an appropriate strategy to try. Make sure you are trying strategies that align to your childs style not your style.
Do you know me? They say, You did not learn your fifty prepositions Therefore you flunk English Composition! But did you know: I read castle in the Attic in a day. The Indian in the Cupboard made my heart sing. And I can answer all the riddles Bilbo did to capture Gollums ring. Did you know?
They say, Your book report did not follow the form I gave you. You get no credit! But did you know: I am writing a book of my own. I didnt know if I could, but when I tried, the words just came and came. Mom taught me how to use the word processor. Now I can save my words and bring them back whenever I want to. Sometimes I change them because I dont always feel the same. Did you know?
They say, You dont join organized sports. You dont do anything. Whats wrong with you? But did you know: I wrote a song for my mom because I found her feeling bad. My dad smiled and took his guitar and put my song to music. We played it for my mom and she cried, but I dont think it was because she was sad. Did you know?
THEY say, I am teaching the scientific process here, and all you want to do is play. You get a D! But did you know: I can name all the constellations and find them in the sky. Now I am learning all the Greek and Roman myths that go with each one. Its exciting! I have a million questions, but you get impatient when Im always asking, Why? Why do you? Did you know?
THEY say, You did not do your homework review sheet. You will stay for detention. You do not keep your mind on the things that are important. But did you know: I can feel the minute I walk into a room if things arent going well. I know when someone needs a hug, and I can give it too. I can clown and make you laugh or sit quietly and listen. And if you share a secret,, even if I dont understand I would never tell. Did you know?
Did you know that I can travel anywhere I want to in my mind. I can travel far away from you. And I do. Did you Know? No? Because, you do not know me. Pamela Quinn