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May 2012, Issue 8

True Colors

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Why Use True Colors?

The number one reason employees are dissatisfied or leave their jobs is workplace relationship struggles, especially with their direct supervisor or team leader – followed by a lack of communication, trust, appreciation and fair treatment.
The True Colors methodology has helped millions of people find personal success and dramatically improve their interpersonal relationships in these areas and beyond.
It has a twenty year track record of success with hundreds of companies like Ford, Pfizer, Washington Mutual, ESPN, Kraft, Boeing, JC Penny, Cargill, Sabre, I.C. System, and thousands of schools, hospitals, and government agencies, who have used it to build teamwork, improve communication and enhance customer relations.

Embracing Diversity with True Colors

The core of the True Colors system identifies intrinsic values, motivations, self-esteem, sources of dignity and worthiness, causes of stress, communication styles, listening styles, non-verbal responses, language patterns, social skills, learning styles, environmental motivators, cultural appeal, negative mental states, relationship orientation, and ethical behaviors. True Colors training provides:

• Increased understanding of self and others
• Expanded appreciation for valuing differences
• Communication skill-building
• Avenues for a more harmonious, productive environment
• Easy integration into existing organizational framework and previous programs
• A universal language that accelerates problem solving, increases trust, and reduces conflict

For me it started with my personal life and has now become an OUTSTANDING communication tool at work.

I’m not big on recommending things to people unless they have made a tremendous impact on my life. I’m very excited to share something that has really transformed my life this year ...If you’re in a relationship I can’t say enough good stuff about True Colors... It’s been pivotal in my life and I feel it’s made me a better partner and a better business leader. Bobby Beck, Animation Mentor

Imagine, finally understanding why people behave the way they do!

People see the world differently, listen for different information, and feel satisfied by different outcomes.

After a True Colors seminar, members of the group will describe different reasons why the day was useful:

• Gold temperaments will tell you that the workshop was valuable because it improves the bottom line, and the group performs more efficiently and more productively.

• Orange personalities will talk about how fun and exciting the day was, and how much more energy the group developed to solve its problems. Motivation to work as a team evaporated the old burnout and stagnation.

• Green oriented people will point out that this methodology is intellectually rigorous, and has proven results that can be replicated again and again in developing interpersonal skills that endure.

• Blue inclined personalities will feel satisfied by the feeling of group unity that developed the improved team morale, and the relief to have animosity turn into appreciation.

So, which one of these perspectives is the “right” one to describe the usefulness of True Colors? It’s obvious that they are all correct, even though they are different.

“True Colors has shown us that it is a good thing we are not all alike”
– Nikki Hanna, Vice President Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

by Mary Miscisin & Ed Redard, M.D.
©2002 by Mary Miscisin - all rights reserved

Mary Miscisin is the author of SHOWING OUR TRUE COLORS, A Fun, Easy Guide for Understanding and Appreciating Yourself and Others.

(c) 2005 Mary Miscisin, All Rights Reserved
Permission to duplicate this article is granted ONLY with the copyright and contact information intact.

True Colors Upcoming Training --

True Colors Training Schedule for STAFF (SD 410) ---- SPRING 2012

Training Schedule for Spring 2012 ----- COMPLETED
Training Schedule for Fall 2012  --------PENDING

True Colors Training Schedule for Student Affairs STUDENT employees (SD 417) -- SPRING 2012

Training Schedule for Spring 2012 ----- COMPLETED
Training Schedule for Fall 2012 --------PENDING

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Four C's

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Four C’s Training Schedule for STAFF   (SD 415) – SPRING 2012

Training Schedule for Spring 2012------ see attached schedule