Presentation on theme: "What are your True Colors?"— Presentation transcript:
1What are your True Colors? How to Play Well with OthersWhy do we need to talk about collaboration? In high school? Think about the typical high school in regards to teachers… academics vs. nonacademics… one room school house idea… “ganging up” on kids to get them to achieve like nothing else we’ve had before…
2In a survey of 20,000 CEO’s, the following were their top ten picks of the most important qualities of effective, productive employees:10. Creative (15%)9. Initiative (16%)8. Humor (16%)7. Self-motivated (22%)6. Intelligent (26%)5. Hard working (27%)4. Curious (35%)3. Honest (36%)2. Team oriented (38%)1. ETHICAL (49%)
3The top 2 qualities: ethical and TEAM ORIENTED!!!!Many business owners say they need employees with communication skills and interpersonal skills!
4Baseball Legend Casey Stengel “It’s easy to get the players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part.”Baseball Legend Casey Stengel
5Color Connotations and How this Method Works What feelings and emotions do you associate with the following colors?What benefits are there to taking personality tests?BlueGoldOrangeGreen
6Your True Colors TestLook at each row of horizontal categories of words. Rank the 4 categories from 1 to 4 (4 being most like you and 1 least like you).Go on to the next horizontal line of categories and do the same.Be cautious and make sure you rank these according to who you truly feel you are rather than who you would like to be.Using the letter formula at the bottom, add up the specified letters.Remember the purpose: this is not to stereotype people; this is to identify commonalities and differences, which will then help us collaborate and expand possibilities.
7The AnalysisYour primary and most dominant: the characteristics listed for this number one spot indicate the ones you feel most comfortable operating with. These are the attributes you use when you are truly being yourself.Your second color has a major influence on the first. In some cases, it shines as brightly as your dominant color.This one does not make as much of an impact. Sorry, “third”!Because these characteristics are least natural to you, you may admire them in others. Or, on the contrary, because they are the least natural, chances are that they are also the least understood, and therefore they are the characteristics that cause the most conflict with others. People often condemn what they themselves lack.
8The Results A, H, K, N, S = ORANGE B, G, I, M, T = GOLD C, F, J, O, R = BLUED, E, L, P, Q = GREENGo into color-mate groups! Discuss your commonalities!
9BLUE Whatever Blues decide to do with their lives, it must involve people! CaretakerOptimisticPassionateEnthusiasticImaginativeCause orientedTrue romanticNeed to be uniqueCooperative rather than competitiveStrong sense of spiritualityPeople orientedPeacemaker
10Communicating with the Blue When Blues listen, they focus on more than words.Your message will not get through fully to a Blue if a relationship is not first established.Blues don’t want to let anyone down, so we should be wary of overwhelming them.Blues may portray the opposite of what they are feeling.Blues get frustrated at the insincerity of the, “Hey, how are you?” ritual.Blues are saying right now, “This is so cool! I love how this will help me relate to other people!”
11The World vs. Blue Creating STRESS for Blues… broken promisesToo much negative criticismDeceptionNot discussing what is occurringCompleting paperwork as a priorityClock-watchingConflictPlacing the “system” as a priority above peopleBeing constantly compared to others and not evaluated as an individualToo much conformity without outlets for individual expressionSucceeding with the Blues…Spend quality time one-on-one with themBe aware that they wear their heart on their sleeveListen to them as they listen to youBe supportiveShare your thoughts and feelingsPraise their creativity
12Good as Gold Prepared Loves to plan Detail-oriented Punctual Strong sense of dutyMost comfortable with a structured environmentBelief in policiesValues traditionsConscientiousConservative and stableWell-organizedStrong “shoulds” and “should nots”
13Communicating with Golds Golds can come across as businesslike.In conversation, they want structure.“Can we do it the way we have always done it?”Golds listen for details.Golds are thinking right now, “Slow down! I am still writing notes on Blues!”
14The World vs. Gold Creating stress for Golds… Incomplete/ambiguous tasks/answersDisorganizationToo many things going on at one timeWasteNon-conformityChanging detailsHaphazard attitudeLack of structure/directionSucceeding with Golds…Remember to be on timeTry to be extra efficient and organizedThey are generous but like things to be returnedDo what you say you will doBe dependable and loyalRespect their need for security
15Just do it! ORANGE Extroverted Orange: Tigger (everyone knows when he is around and very little stresses him out)Introverted Orange:Winnie the Pooh (goes with the flow and only major concern is HONEY!)
16OUTRAGEOUS ORANGE Energetic Desires change Accepts challenges PlayfulMaster navigatorNatural entertainerPushes boundariesAccepts challengesImpulsiveSpontaneous“Just do it!”Appreciates immediate feedbackMost productive in non-structured environments
17Communicating with Oranges Oranges are confident, loud, and casual“Now” orientedOranges listen for entertainment, usefulness, and relevanceThey are constantly looking for opportunitiesThey want forthright communicationThey are trying to accomplish a goal with all communicationWhen talking to an Orange, capture your information into bite-size piecesGive Oranges choices and ask for their suggestions
18The World vs. Orange Creating Stress for Oranges… Too much responsibilityRedundancyDeadlinesRules and regulationsBeing stuck at a desk“how to” directionsToo much attention to product and not enough to performance/resultsAbstract conceptsSucceeding with the Orange…Be active and don’t slow them down!Be spontaneous and funCompete in fun when appropriateBe adventuresome and optimisticBe energetic and ready to go!
19Feelin’ Green Intellectual Problem-solver Work is play and play is workNeed for independence and private timeDriven bycompetencePerfectionistAnalyticalProblem-solver“Why” mentalityVery complexStandard-setterCool, calm, collectedApproaches interpersonal relationships in alogical manner
20Communicating with Greens Greens usually don’t show emotion.When talking to a Green, be prepared to defend your position!Greens are thinking, “How will this help me with people, again? I don’t need help with people. Why would I?”Greens communicate for the purpose of gaining or sharing information.Their favorite line is, “And your point is?”Greens listen for information and want to know the purpose for that particular communication.
21The World vs. Greens Succeeding with Greens… Creating stress for Greens…Not being in chargeLack of independenceElaborate use of adjectivesIncompetenceEmotional displaysLack of optionsInability to use or display knowledgeSmall talkRoutineSocial functionsSucceeding with Greens…Be aware of their curiosity about lifeGive things that challenge their problem-solving abilitiesRespect their need for independenceKnow that they are caring even though they may not show their feelings muchRespect their ideas
22Why is this important?Think of your possible future careers. Will they involve people? Will they involve communication?
23Why True Colors?“Color” watching is only one filter through which to view human behavior.True color awareness should alter your interactions as you become more aware.Learning the True Color language and customs of others not only lowers tension and resistance levels, but it also demonstrates the utmost respect. It helps you build relationships.
24ReferencesMiscisin, M. (2005). Showing our True Colors. Sacramento: True Colors, Inc.