Employability Skills: Understanding Yourself and Others Gaining Insight for Career Success Through Intergenerational Workforce Dynamics, Personality Traits and Core Competencies Written by: Kay LeMon, Assistant Training Facilitator Edited by: Heather Coleman, Training Coordinator Angela Bosscher, Training Assistant Ferndale Career Center 713 East Nine Mile Ferndale, MI 48220 248.545.0222 www.twitter.com/ferndalecareer www.facebook. com/ferndalecareercenter www.linkedin/in/ferndalecareercenter 03/01/10
While Human Behavior is Unpredictable, All Actions are Motivated It’s easy to make incorrect assumptions about others when we don’t understand what motivates them Individuals do things for their own reasons; no one can motivate someone else based on their own motivations. You CAN create conditions that will encourage someone else to self-motivation. To do that, you need to understand what motivates an individual. Two people can perceive the same situation in very different ways Most of us are more aware of our behavioral strengths than our limitations/challenges You can become more effective when you learn to appreciate and embrace the differences of your co-workers’ behavioral styles and how to bring out the best in yourself and others. Source: Carlson Learning Company, now Inscape Publishing
Applying Your Understanding Which personality styles do these words describe? ___ People oriented ___ Bossy ___ Disorganized ___ Analytical ___ Loyal ___ Outgoing ___ Hard charging ___ People pleasing ___ Avoids conflict ___ Factual ___ Arrogant ___ Seems rigid ___ Task/accomplishment oriented ___ Perfectionism ___ Amiable ___ Problem solver ___ Fun ___ Loves detail, procedure ___ Enthusiastic ___ Dependable ___ Indecisive ___ Never met a stranger
Notes de l'éditeur
Pressures is accurate. I see a typo in the red box – also, does this need to be cited? I like the slide, it’s a great beginning.
Can’t adjust middle box to delete blank space after second line of text – it’s just that you needed to delete a blank line after the period. Why is this “linked” showing up again? Hmm. Good slide.
Had text…lost it
Paper assessment to be handed out here: Mini Assessment in file
Text in text boxes; need some help here Cite source
Possibly include a definition of “blind spot” Add photo
This image has been around forever, but it’s a great example of how people’s perspectives can blind them to what’s right in front of their faces.
First one references DiSC styles; second one the Melancholy, etc/ Check metacafe.com to see if it’s broken or open
Too much text for one slide? Image of “employee” type would work
Looking for a way to integrate “animal association” with the personality types without being hokey
Fix the stupid bullets – ahhhh
Confirm (S or C?)
Like this – fix bullets so the boxes match
Group exercise…have people explain on what basis they made their choice
Handout, followed by group discussion; (soft skills): professionalism/work ethic, diversity (of style/motivation)
How to handle this? Perhaps better served as a handout?
Either have a “Core Competencies” handout or flip chart page that lists each of them
Small group discussions for remaining scenarios; thinking of pairing diverse personality styles/generations with different scenarios and/or same styles with same scenarios…debrief should bring out how embracing the differences/input of others can enhance teams and interpersonal communication. Soft skills: professionalism/work ethic, written/oral communications, managing conflict
Soft skills: Information technology, ethics/social responsibility (This was originally written as a&quot; blog entry”. Which way is easier for clients to understand? I thought fb because most people either have or know someone who has an fb account. Most people have heard of blogging, but do they know what it is? )