Welcome State Risk and Insurance Management Association September 20, 2011 Your Facilitator – Jan Hamik
Expected Outcomes Understand the True Colors concepts and discover your own color spectrum. Learn the meaning of each of the colors in the True Colors spectrum. Learn to recognize the unique blend of strengths, qualities, and preferences of each individual and the value we all bring to teams.
Agenda True Colors Evolution What Are Your True Colors? Understanding the Colors Practicing Our Least Color Stressors and Reframing the Colors Closing
Rules for the Session No Color Bashing!!! Feel Free to Express Yourself
400 B.C. Hippocrates 1921 Carl Jung Isabel Myers & Katherine Briggs - MBTI 1967 – David Keirsey 1978 – Don Lowry – True Colors True Colors Evolution
Factors Influencing Human Behavior Gender Age Religion Culture Class Ability Region Nation
What is Your True Colors Spectrum? Word Cluster Sort # ## # # ## # # ## # # ## # # ## #
What is Your True Colors Spectrum? Card Sort Results # ## #
What is Your True Colors Spectrum? Final Tally # ## # # ## # # ## # # ## # # ## # # ## # # ## # Add Each Column Down What’s My Color?
Activity Create a Nametag!! Write your name on top! Position four dots below your name horizontally in order of your color spectrum. If you have a tie, position those dots vertically. Write your color totals in the corresponding dots.
Activity GOAL: To better understand yourself and learn about others. PROCESS: Get up! Line up in order of the number in your Orange dot!
Attributes ORANGE Playful Energetic Charming Risk-taker “Just do it” Test limits Quick witted Master negotiator Creative, inventive “Let’s make a deal” A natural entertainer High need for mobility Visual and kinesthetic Pushes the boundaries Natural nonconformist Thrives on competition Likes tangible rewards External focus of control Stimulates the economy Impulsive and spontaneous Appreciates immediate feedback Tends to be left/right brain integrated Most productive in informal environments
Attributes GOLD “Be prepared” Loves to plan Detail-oriented Service-oriented Values family traditions Helpful and trustworthy Conservative and stable “Should” and “should not” Rarely breaks the driving laws Strives for a sense of security Punctual, predictable, precise Value order and the status quo Duty, loyalty, useful, responsible There is a right way to do everything Tends to be left-brained and analytical Strong belief in policies, procedures, rules Most comfortable with a formal environment
Core Needs & Values GREEN Intellectual Competence Knowledge
Attributes GREEN “Should be able to” “Why?” Intellectual Theoretical Idea people Philosophical Very complex Perfectionists Standard setters Visionaries, futurists Can never know enough Cool, calm and collected Work is play - play is work Often not in the mainstream Abstract, conceptual, global Need for independence and private time Explores all facets before making decisions Knows how to spell and pronounce “big” words Approaches interpersonal relationships in a logical manner
Core Needs & Values BLUE Relationships Authenticity
Attributes BLUE Mediators Optimistic Caretakers Passionate Peacemakers True romantics Cause-oriented Needs to feel “special” Always has a kind word Strong sense of spirituality Sensitive to needs of others Peace, harmony, relationships Motivates and encourages others Cooperative rather than competitive
Activity GOAL: To better understand yourself and learn about others. PROCESS: Break into groups of brightest color. You’ll need a volunteer to record your comments and ideas. In your color groups discuss: What are your joys, values, strengths and needs ? Record on flipcharts and report out.
Activity GOAL: To better understand and learn about others. PROCESS: Break into groups of dimmest color. You’ll need a volunteer to record your comments and ideas. In your color groups plan a STRIMA picnic as if you were that color. Record on flipcharts and report out. Team members with that primary color will critique.
ORANGE STRESSORS Too much responsibility Rules and regulations Being stuck at a desk Abstract concepts Reading manuals Imposed structure Personal criticism Repetition Following detailed directions Routine Manufactured deadlines Inactivity Lack of fun Lack of variety
Reframing ORANGE OTHERS MAY PERCEIVE ORANGE AS: Goofing off too much Manipulative Untrustworthy Unable to stay on task Scattered Taking unnecessary risks Resisting closure or decisions Obnoxious Immature Self-centered ORANGE MAY PERCEIVE SELF AS: Flexible, easy-going Having a playful attitude Exploring new possibilities Clever, good negotiator Open to change Having many interests Able to do many things Adventurous, courageous Valuing freedom Bold, assertive Fun-loving, enjoying life Independent
GOLD STRESSORS Incomplete tasks Disorganization Irresponsibility Changing details Lack of direction Ambiguous tasks People who don’t follow through Waste Non-conformity Lack of structure Haphazard attitude Too many things going on at once
Reframing GOLD OTHERS MAY PERCEIVE GOLD AS: Rigid, inflexible Controlling, bossy Too serious Resistant to change Opinionated System-bound Lacking imagination Judgmental Boring Uptight Predictable Autocratic GOLD MAY PERCEIVE SELF AS: Consistent Providing structure Goal-oriented Firm or traditional Knowing right from wrong Loyal to organization Realistic Decisive, seeking closure Dependable Concerned about security Following a routine Having leadership ability
GREEN STRESSORS Not being in charge Lack of independence Subjective judgment Emotional displays Elaborate use of adjectives Incompetence Small talk Routine Social functions Lack of recognition of their ability
Reframing GREEN OTHERS MAY PERCEIVE GREEN AS: Arrogant, a know-it-all Cold, hard Insensitive Head in the clouds Cool, aloof, unfeeling Afraid to open up Critical, fault-finding Lacking compassion Unappreciative of others Intellectually demanding Argumentative Absent minded GREEN MAY PERCEIVE SELF AS: Confident Mentally tough, strong Logical, rational Visionary, inventive Self-controlled Enjoying one’s own company Good at analysis Objective Having ability to reprimand Having high expectations Knowledgeable Thinking deeply
BLUE STRESSORS Broken promises Too much negativity Not being involved Lack of social contact Too much conformity Clock watching Being compared to others Conflict Lying Rejection Insincerity Completing paperwork as priority Placing the “system” before people
Reframing BLUE OTHERS MAY PERCEIVE BLUE AS: Very emotional Overly sensitive Mushy Too tender-hearted Easily persuaded Too nice Too trusting Smothering Too soft, too giving Weak Talking too much Illogical BLUE MAY PERCEIVE SELF AS: Having feelings Compassionate Romantic Idealistic Empathetic Caring Seeing best in others Nurturing Liking to please people Wanting harmony Great communicator Valuing feelings
Jan Hamik www.janhamik.com firstname.lastname@example.org 608 – 497-1155 Closing