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How Sunshine Yellow can show up in your management style…


Insights Discovery is a powerful tool that uses a simple and memorable four-color model to help individuals understand their unique preferences. The four colours involved are Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green, and Cool Blue. By understanding Insights Discovery, we can gain a better understanding of ourselves, our preferences, and the ways we operate. It also helps us to better understand those we interact with. This blog focuses on how the Sunshine Yellow colour energy can manifest in our management style.

Enthusiastic and Engaging Managers with Sunshine Yellow Energy

Managers with high levels of Sunshine Yellow in their profile are often seen as enthusiastic, engaging, and encouraging of others. They prioritize collaboration and teamwork while maintaining a positive outlook. Some key characteristics of managers who lead with this colour include:

  • Involving people in decisions
  • Embracing creativity and imagination in groups
  • Adapting to change dynamically
  • Prioritizing fun and engagement

Challenges with Sunshine Yellow Energy Under Stress

However, there are times when typical Sunshine Yellow behavior can be perceived differently by others, especially when under stress and pressure. As a result, managers who lead with Sunshine Yellow energy can become:

  • Frantic or chaotic
  • Easily distracted or side-tracked
  • Overwhelmed by taking on too much
  • Prone to leaving tasks or projects unfinished

Tips for Managers with High Levels of this Colour Energy

As a manager with high levels of Sunshine Yellow energy, you can enhance your relationships with your team members by:

  1. Respecting different communication styles: Not everyone is as open and adaptable as you. Give people time to reflect and respond in their own unique way.
  2. Staying focused under pressure: Remain calm, take a deep breath, and remember your goals even when you feel like panicking. Use your strength of collaboration to help you and your team get through difficult times.
  3. Encouraging others to find joy in their work: Create a positive work environment by organizing team lunches, fun activities, or setting aside time for employees to focus on tasks they enjoy.

Keep an eye out for our other blogs on how Fiery Red, Earth Green, and Cool Blue energies can show up in management styles.

To learn more about Insights Discovery and how it can create inspiring managers and exceptional teams, feel free to get in touch.