Colorful Leadership: Understanding Leadership Styles

Colorful Leadership: Understanding Leadership Styles

Session Overview:

The Colorful Leadership session uses a variety of interactive activities and an assessment tool, Lumina Spark, to understand personal style and the styles of others. The unique approach to understanding self and others is based on the empirical research of the Big 5 and Jungian Psychology. The program uses a metaphor of color to describe personal style, making it easy for participants to quickly apply to their leadership style. Participants will explore communication styles, and perceived strengths and weaknesses, as well as their 3 personas: the everyday persona, the underlying persona and the over-extended persona. Exercises within the session are carefully designed to aid participants in exploring and uncovering personal truths surrounding interpersonal communication. They will be taught a positive common “color” language enabling them to discuss difficult feedback in a positive, more productive method. Time is spent exploring responses to stress and interactions with others learning how to use that information in an affirmative manner.

Session Length: 1 Day

Who Should Attend this Event: Executives and all levels of management personnel

Session Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the role of individual perception on events and interpersonal interactions
  • identify and reflect on trust in leaders and leadership positions
  • recognize and evaluate the preferences for broadening self-awareness
  • describe the language of color in interpersonal communication
  • analyze personal style in relation to  behavior
  • explore their three personas and how they move about them in their leadership style
  • evaluate the behaviors expected to meet the requirements of differing work and leadership situations
  • recognize and manage psychological preferences of others for improved collaboration, team dynamics, communication, harmony, effectiveness, and vision and goal setting
  • Understand diversity of personal style and plan for improved collaboration, team dynamics, communication, harmony, effectiveness, and vision and goal setting

Session Topics

Building trust
Language of Color
Values of differing styles in leadership
Communication styles
Strengths and weaknesses
The Three Persona’s
Speed Reading Others
Building Rapport
Action Planning – The GROWS Model

Requirements prior to taking the course:

Participants are required to go online prior to the course and fill out an online assessment that takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Instructions are emailed to course participants once and class roster is confirmed. All information is kept confidential.

Your facilitator: Jane Schuette


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