The Golds Listening style
Ever wondered, why you are so misunderstood by some people and yet others seem to hear you loud and clear?
Ever get the feeling that people are listening to what you are saying, but they aren’t really hearing you?
In the same way that we interpret visual information through our own unique lens, the same can be said for the way we listen, and the Gold Personality types have their own unique way of listening.
Of all the skills of leadership, listening is the most valuable—and one of the least understood. Most captains of industry listen only sometimes, and they remain ordinary leaders. But a few, the great ones, never stop listening. That’s how they get word before anyone else of unseen problems and opportunities.”
National Business Hall of Fame Fortune Magazine
Gold – Listening for the details
If you relate to the True Colors Gold Personality, you are the type of person that listens for details. You don’t appreciate it when the speaker switches subjects mid sentence, because it is disrupts your information gathering process. The details are important to you because in the process of gathering information you are simultaneously figuring out your role, or your set of responsibilities.
Unlike some other personality types, you are comfortable hearing direct feedback, because you like to know that you are on track.
Gold – Need to understand what is expected of them
You listen for the correctness of the communicators intentions, because you care deeply about whether things are right or wrong. You need specifics, rather than generalizations because you want to understand what is expected of you, when it is expected and then left alone to get the job done.
You really appreciate it when people know what they are going to say before they say it, because you like to feel prepared in any situation. Because you tend to be rules bound, based on what you hear, you will hold the speaker accountable for the accurateness of their communication.