3.08  What Planet Are You From? Understanding How Colleagues, Clients, and You Communicate & Operate
Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center
Room: 332B

We’ve heard it said that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus” but we’ve all encountered that boss that seemed to be living on the rings of Saturn, or the coworker that seemed to be hopelessly lost down a black hole. Chances are their personality type was different than yours. They simply communicate differently. Our personality type impacts how we innovate, mentor, lead, manage and problem solve. It influences time management behaviors, attentiveness in meetings, goal-setting approaches and motivation. In this interactive presentation you will discover your personality type and learn how to quickly discover the basic personality type of your team members, colleagues, venders, and even family members. You will recognize your strengths and weaknesses as well as that of those around you. As a participant will be given the opportunity to take a quick assessment to discover your basic personality type. Once discovered you will be asked to interact with other participants with their same personality type as you discover what makes you thrive and what makes you go into survival mode. You will then be given the opportunity to collaborate with participants in the other three personality types to discover the others’ strengths, weaknesses and growth points. With this valuable information you will learn how to align yourself in an environment where you thrive not just survive. You will leave with the needed tools to advance your career. By implementing what you learn you will become a better leader by knowing how to make the most of each person on your team. You will have improved communication since you understand others’ points of view, concerns and comments based upon what is most important to them. We are not confined to just the thoughts and behaviors of our personality type. In fact, improvement comes by addressing both areas of natural preferences and blind spots. Knowing your personality type gives you the insights you need to develop a personal growth plan. At the conclusion of my 2016 WWP program attendees filled out a feedback form in which I asked what topic they would like to attend next year. This topic was by far top of the list.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Identify the four personality types in yourself, your coworkers, your colleagues, your clients, etc.
Identify your natural strengths & weaknesses. Surround yourself with those strong where you are weak.
Discover how to position yourself where you will thrive rather than just survive.
Develop better relationships. Become more understanding & accepting of different personality types.
Levels of Learning
100 level
Topic Category:
Human Factors
Becky Spohn, Professional Confidence Builder, Confidence Concepts, LLC