The Orange Type

True Colors provides a framework to help each individual better understand themselves and others as unique individuals with their own styles and preferences. We invite you to learn how True Colors can help provide support and solutions for students, teachers, parents and community members. We are in this together and our children are an important…

The Green Type

These are just a few key insights to begin the process of making the Virtual Learning experience better for all teachers and learners. You can learn more about how to communicate with each Color type in these challenging times by sampling the True Colors Personality Assessment as a gateway to the True Colors experience. Click…

The Blue Type

One of the key components of how we each learn is our unique personality type. Each personality type comes with its own learning style. Each personality or True Colors type has specific values, joys, strengths and needs — particularly learning needs. Understanding and teaching to individuals where they can best connect and receive information is…

The Gold Type

This year has brought a very different mix of challenges to education and learning. The pandemic has thrown us into an environment of physical and social distancing for which no one was fully prepared. This challenge of virtual delivery and seemingly constant change, uncertainty and anxiety has disrupted our normal education process, making effective learning…

Showing Their True Colors

Drug Task Force’s Whole Village project helps create unity within community By: Anntoinette Moore Staff Writer   More than 100 people came together Thursday to show each other their “True Colors” as part of the Longview Drug Force’s Whole Village project. “You folks in Longview have something very special and unique going on” facilitator Tony…

Developing a Sales Personality

As a salesperson, you have probably experienced calling on a potential customer and leaving without closing the deal. Maybe you encountered a detail-oriented prospect who peppered you with questions you were unprepared to answer. Or maybe you had the opposite experience when you tried to explain the features and benefits of your products and the…

Working with People Who Aren’t Self-Aware

Do you ever feel like people you work with are not listening or they just flat out don’t understand?  I recently spoke at an online virtual event and spoke about an incredible tool that helps people understand how they are perceived and then more importantly; customize the message the way others need to hear it…

What are the Four Common Personality Types?

Personality differences drive behavior. When you understand the abilities and needs of others in the workplace, you can take steps to improve communication, foster engagement and lead more effectively. Understanding common personality types can also help you realize a higher level of self-awareness so you can look at issues more objectively, enhance your relationships with…

True Colors Launches Digital Badges Allowing Facilitators to Showcase People Skills

Facilitators Now Able to Validate Learned Skills For immediate release: True Colors, a global consulting and training company, announced the launch of a new initiative to offer their facilitators a secure, portable and trusted means to share and communicate their validated skills online through professional and social networks. Through Credly, the digital credential leader, True…

Handling Conflict through Discussion

Tips for Handling Difficult Discussions at Work

Human Resource professionals know that an organization’s most valuable asset is high-performing talent. In today’s competitive world where organizations struggle to retain the best people, promoting a positive culture where employees thrive is a top priority. Studies show that strained relationships between employees result in almost 80% of the difficulties within the organization. Handling Conflict…

Strategies to Develop Your Authentic Leadership Style

Strategies to Develop Your Authentic Leadership Style

“Successful leadership takes conscious development and requires being true to your life story.” – Harvard Professor Bill George Thanks in large part to the rise of social media, so much of our lives is heavily documented. From workplace celebrations to family vacations, we willingly share so much of our lives with friends, family and even…

How Personality Affects Workplace Communication

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.  – Playwright George Bernard Shaw Communication is a key aspect of productivity in the workplace, with 86% of employees and executives citing lack of communication as the main culprit for workplace failure. In fact, a survey of 400 companies with 100,000…

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How to Navigate Conflict and Win at Office Politics

Conflict is part of life, and in the workplace, conflict can show up as office politics. Left unmanaged, conflict in the workplace can lead to unhappy and unproductive workers who don’t trust their co-workers.  While conflict is often a part of life, it’s possible to navigate the storm and create a stronger organization by respecting…

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How to Develop Self-Awareness in the Workplace

Who can forget Felix and Oscar in Neil Simon’s classic The Odd Couple, or the mismatched characters on Friends? It is clear that people have different interests, communication styles, weaknesses and talents based on their own personal temperament. But team members sometimes forget about these individual differences at the office. When it comes to dealing…

Q&A Interview with True Colors CEO Robert Cook

The following is a Q&A interview conducted during the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition by Brett Farmiloe. View the original Q&A here. Who is True Colors!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas. True Colors is a global consulting and…

Show Appreciation to Boost Employee Engagement

Can a simple “thank you” encourage employees to become more engaged in their jobs and entice them to stay on at the company? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) notes that engagement and retention are major workforce challenges for Human Resource professionals. Research shows that recognition for a job well done can make a…