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True Colors

Mt. San Antonio College | Fall Leadership Conference 2015
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Sara Coney

on 18 November 2016

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Transcript of True Colors

T
R
U
E
C O L O R S
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Better understand yourself and others
Become more aware of personality styles
Learn to appreciate individual differences
Improve your effectiveness in working with others
An inventory that should be used as a guide
4 color possibilities, each reflecting a personality style
Each person possesses characteristics of all colors
You will identify your preferred style
(including a primary and secondary color)
WHAT IS
T
R
U
E
COLORS?
Gio Rodriguez & Sara Coney
MEET YOUR PRESENTERS!
LET'S TAKE A QUIZ!
Rank the word clusters in each box (row) from 1 to 4
1 = least like you
4 = most like you
COLORS AT A GLANCE
JUST
DO IT!
HOW DO
YOU FEEL?
LET'S PLAN IT OUT...
WHY?
HOW DOES THIS APPLY TO
Use the key on the bottom of the sheet and add the numbers
A = 3
H = 2
K = 4
N = 1
S = 2
Total = 12
After totaling all the colors, identify the highest and 2nd highest numbers
Orange = 12 Gold = 15
Blue = 18 Green = 5
These are your PRIMARY and SECONDARY colors!
T E A M W O R K ?
HOW DO YOU
PERCEIVE
YOURSELF?
As a member of a team, it can help you:
communicate effectively with others
know other member's strengths

HOW DO OTHERS
PERCEIVE
YOU?
HAVE CONVERSATIONS
HOW EACH COLOR MIGHT SPEAK
HOW TO CONVERSE WITH EACH COLOR
Project Aides, Student Life Center
Mt. San Antonio College
ENHANCE
ESTEEM
CAPTURE
INTERESTS
SOLVE
PROBLEMS
CHARACTERISTICS
Says just the right things
Dominates conversations
Gets right to the point
Makes decisions quickly
Creates energy/excitement
Focuses on the results
HOW AN
ORANGE
MIGHT SPEAK
Cut to the heart of the problem
Give them the straight stuff
Be bold & say what's on your mind
Focus on action
Talk about results
Keep the conversation lively
HOW TO CONVERSE
WITH AN
ORANGE
THE END
What are the possibilities?
What others ways are there to solve the problem?
What does the data imply?
What are the implications
beyond the facts?
How much do I care about what I gain/lose in each alternative?
What are the
values involved?
How will others who are concerned with the matter react to the outcome?
Who is committed to carry out the solution?
What are the facts?
Exactly what is the situation?
What has been done?
What am I and others doing?
What are
the pros?
What are
the cons?
What are the
logical consequences?
What are the consequences
of not acting?
Make assignments short-term
and challenging
Give them the
opportunity
to show cleverness
Provide hands-on activities
Focus on immediate
needs and issues
HOW YOU MAY
SEE YOURSELF
Fun loving, enjoys life
Spontaneous
Flexible, adaptable
Carefree
Proficient, capable
Hands on person
Practical
Does many things at once
Problem solver
Good negotiator
Here and now person
Eclectic
Irresponsible
Flaky
Wishy washy
Not serious
Spends time at things they enjoy
Not interested in ideas
Disobeys rules
Manipulative, not to be trusted
Not able to stay on task
Scattered, cluttered
Indicative
Uncontrollable, resists closure
HOW OTHERS
MAY SEE YOU
HOW YOU MAY
SEE YOURSELF
HOW OTHERS
MAY SEE YOU
Warm, caring, conservative
Likes to please people
Trusting
Romantic
Spiritual
Creative
Idealistic
People person
Willing to work timelessly
for a cause
Unselfish
Empathetic
Wants harmony
Overemotional
Groveling, fawning, soft
Too trusting
Mushy
Hopelessly naive
Too nice
Aloof
Smothering
Slick, manipulative
Ignores policy, creates chaos
Talks too much
Illogical, incomprehensible
HOW YOU MAY
SEE YOURSELF
HOW OTHERS
MAY SEE YOU
Superior intellect
98% right
Tough-minded
Efficient, powerful
Original, unique
Rational
Great planner
Calm, not emotional
Precise, not repetitive
Under control
Able to find flaws, objective
Holds firm to policy
Intellectual snob
Arrogant
Heartless
Unrealistic
Eccentric, weird
Unfair
Ruthless
Unappreciative
Stingy with praise
Doesn't consider people in
plans
Cool, aloof, unfeeling
Afraid to open up
HOW YOU MAY
SEE YOURSELF
HOW OTHERS
MAY SEE YOU
Stable
Provides security
Dependable
Firm
Always has a view
Efficient
Realistic
Good planner
Orderly, neat
Punctual, expects same
Decisive
Executive type
Rigid
Controlling, bossy
Dull, boring
Stubborn, pigheaded
Opinionated
System-bound
Unimaginative
Judgmental
Limits flexibility
Uptight
Sets own agenda
Has an rigid idea
of time
What are other relevant characteristics
a team member might need to know?
HOW A
BLUE
MIGHT SPEAK
Relate what you are saying to
feelings
Avoid open criticism
Put people's needs ahead of
procedures
Be honest & genuine
Leave room for input & questions
Keep your promises
Loves to talk
Tends to be direct & honest
Talks about how they feel
Avoids issues that might end up
in conflict
Rambles & gets off topic
Pays attention to non-verbal
communication
HOW TO CONVERSE
WITH A
BLUE
HOW A
GOLD
MIGHT SPEAK
Give straightforward direction
Use references to the past &
to tradition
Do not get sidetracked
Keep conversation in order
Follow an agenda
Talk about responsibilities
Uses clear & precise language
Cuts small talk
Wants to keep the conversation
in order
Talks about responsibilities
Focuses on how efficient
things are
Wants to follow an agenda or
plan
HOW TO CONVERSE
WITH A
GOLD
HOW A
GREEN
MIGHT SPEAK
Use clear & precise language
Use logic in support of your
decision
Get right to the point
Keep the conversation relevant
Ask meaningful questions
Talk about possibilities
Tends to rely on facts
Asks many questions
Says things only once
Avoids small talk
Argues both sides of an issue
Worries that they are not
being understood
HOW TO CONVERSE
WITH A
GREEN
Provide opportunities for social contact
Offer opportunities to do things that are creative
Provide a way for them to express feelings
Give individual attention to them
Provide them with opportunities to please
Offer a clear outline of expectations
Allow them to display their leadership ability
Have them organize others
Maintain stability, consistency, and rules
Clarify expectations
Provide consistent feedback
Ask them for information
Pose problems & allow them to solve problem independently
Provide opportunities for them to build and display competency
Request explanations for additional insight
ORANGE
CAPTURING INTERESTS
BLUE
CAPTURING INTERESTS
GOLD
CAPTURING INTERESTS
GREEN
CAPTURING INTERESTS
Provide frequent change
Challenge their imagination
Reassure them of their self-worth
Recognize their accomplishments
Accept who they are
Provide a harmonious environment
Provide consistency
Give clear and specific feedback
Establish clear rules and regulations
Provide concrete rewards for success
Provide feedback on the quality of their work
Provide assistance in choosing tasks that are difficult and challenging, but achievable
GET IN
GROUPS OF 5
TRY TO HAVE EACH COLOR REPRESENTED!
GET INTO YOUR
PRIMARY
COLOR GROUPS
COLOR MATCH!
ORANGE
BLUE
GOLD
GREEN
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