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True Colors 2014

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Transcript of True Colors 2014

What is your TRUE color?
What True Colors do you see?
Green
Characteristics

“Be Prepared”
“Why?” Mentality
Clever
Logical
Perfectionist
Analytical
Strengths

Problem Solvers
Self-Assured
Objective
Innovative
Intellectual
Level Headed
Values

Knowledge
Efficiency
Competency
Challenge
Independence
Rationality
Stressors

Indecisiveness
Tedium
Instant/No Deadlines
Lack of Clarity
Emotions vs. Logic
Lack of Knowledge
Orange
Characteristics
Playful
Energetic
Risk-taker
Quick Witted
"Live for Today"
"Just Do It!"
Strengths
Engaging
Adventurous
Take Charge
Upbeat
Confident
Creative
Values
Freedom
Competition
Flexibility
Spontaneity
Variety
Fun
Stressors
Deadlines
Negativity
Structure
Tedium
Taking life too seriously
Abstractions
Golds
Characteristics

"Be Prepared"
Love to Plan
Rule Follower
Traditional
Self-disciplined
Consistent
Strengths

Always Prepared
Punctual
Professional
Dependable
Organized
Thorough
Values

Efficiency
Loyalty
Routine
Responsibility
Tradition
Punctuality
Stressors

Interruptions
Change (of Plans)
Indecisiveness
Tardiness
Uncertainty
Lack of Planning
Blue
Characteristics

Optimistic
Peacemakers
Motivators
Passionate
Caretakers
Ruled by Emotions
Strengths

Cooperative
Imaginative
Considerate
Helpful
Communicators
People Pleasers
Values

Communication
Honesty
Harmony
Optimism
Teamwork
Positive Feedback
Stressors

Lack of Respect
Dishonesty
Lack of Support
Conflict
Taking on too much
Poor Work
Working with a GOLD
-Be prepared
-Stay on target, be consistent
-Show respect
-Don't interrupt
-Recognize their contributions
-Be dependable
-Be punctual
-Give explicit statement of problem to be solved
Working with an ORANGE
-Be clear about expectations
-Appreciate their excitement
-Allow options & flexibility
-Be action-oriented
-Outline next action to be taken
-Allow them to learn by doing
-Have fun with them!
Working with a BLUE
-Show appreciation/give validation
-Have patience
-Present team building aspects of project
-Point out benefit to others
-Allow expression of feelings and freedom to ask questions
-Be honest/sincere
-Listen attentively
Working with a GREEN
-Allow them time to ponder
-Allow autonomy
-Avoid redundancy
-Give big picture first then fill
in if asked
-Don't misinterpret their need for
information as interrogation
-Use logic
-Avoid small talk
In Thinking about your True Color...
Brainstorm ways that someone could best work with you and your personality traits

Next Steps...
1.
Collaborative & Supportive Teaching Relationship
2.
Assignment Choice & Relevance
3.
Active Incorporation of Relevant Readings
4.
Active & Engaging Pedagogy
5.
Course Structure/Teaching Philosophy
6.
Student Ownership & Empowerment
7.
Intentional Community & Relationship Building
7 Habits of Highly Effective
U101 Instructors
Collaborative & Supportive Teaching Relationship
Active Incorporation of Relevant Readings
Course Structure/Teaching Philosophy
Intentional Community & Relationship Building
Assignment Choice & Relevance
Active & Engaging Pedagogy
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Student Ownership & Empowerment
6.
7.
Discuss your True Color
Turn to a BLUE for...
Turn to an ORANGE for...
-Leadership
-Trouble-Shooting
-Fun Ideas
-Variety
-Negotiation
-Straight Answers
-A Good Laugh
Turn to a GOLD for...
-Planning
-Responsibility
-Details
-The Rules or Policy
-Accuracy
-Fairness
-Organization
-Time Enforcer
-Validation
-Cheering Up
-Mentoring
-Creative Ideas
-Affection
-Help!
shower @ 6
eat @ 7
call mom @ 8
Turn to a GREEN for...
-Ideas
-Information
-Competence
-Objective Decision Making
-To Learn
-To Create Something
In 1978, Don Lowry created True Colors to translate personality and learning theory
into practical information we can all understand & use.
Learning your color will help you:
 Understand people better
 Process information differently
 Communicate more effectively
 Form successful partnerships/relationships
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