Knowing your Personality Dimensions mean never having to say “I’m Sorry”at work. Let’s face it communication at work (or anywhere for that matter) is a two way street. Often we are surprised at the messages we receive, or we can take offence. But, have you stopped to think how your receiver works? Ever been listening to the radio (I know ancient technology) – and you start to hear it crackle and fizz. The same thing applies when communication between two individuals occurs – our mental filters cram up the signals and trouble can occur. One of those mental filters (and there are many) is your hard wired personality type – layered on with life experience, we make mental judgments about others and their message as a result of these filters. Let’s look at the temperament model to see how this can play out.
What dream are you putting off because you simply don’t have the time? What one thing do you think you could do for 30m each day that would push you toward doing what you really want to do from what you have to do or what others think you should do? If there is a common theme I hear from clients and friends it’s this… “I would if I could, but I have to this first so I can make money.” Don’t get me wrong I am not any different, we all need to put food on the table, so we adopt roles or work that may not be our life’s dream – but does that mean you have to give up on it? NO!
Imagine you are cast adrift, in need of help, who would you call on? You don't need to be literally cast adrift, but oftentimes thats the way we feel at work, at home, in our businesses. Try this insightful coaching exercise.
My mother always told me to watch the company I kept – of course what did my Mom know? Seems she was right. Whether we like it or not we are influenced by the people we hang around with, and others judge us by the company we keep. Like it or not – it’s a reality. Our personality, which drives our values in large part will determine who we hang out with – this can be positive or destructive. If we only hang out with those who are ‘just like us’ – it can be limiting, as we support each other’s behaviours.
Try this FUN exercise – you choose whom you would have in your lifeboat if you were cast adrift, your compass out of whack – your oars overboard. This is such a useful exercise to use when you are at your lowest ebb (pardon the pun) and need to draw upon the people who most influence and support you in a positive way.
This is a great journal exercise – come back to it again and again to see if you choose the same people – you must choose 9 people – here are the rules:
What Colour is Your Leadership?
All leaders have strengths, and all leaders have weaknesses or blind spots. In order to succeed with those you lead, it is important to first understand your strengths and accept and acknowledge where you have weaknesses. It is in the understanding of your blind spots and weaknesses that gives you the power to be a highly effective leader. Personality Dimensions is a powerful but easy to understand model to help leaders identify how you lead.
Personality Dimensions is based on the theory of temperament, there are four basic innate patterns of behavior. They are:
Authentic Blue, Inquiring Green, Organized Gold and Resourceful Orange.
I love to help people become their best selves. transition and change is with us always, we are constantly re-inventing ourselves and that requires commitment and a process.