GOBY'S Blog

Orange and Happy

I was fired in October of 2010.  The only reason I wasn’t walked to the door, was because I had been there for almost 6 years, helping the company go from being worth a little to over 100 million dollars. They were classy enough to let me walk out on my own.  Before I left, I gathered up the few personal belongings from my office, noticing how incredibly messy that office was.  It was terrible.  I then did something that could “technically” be considered unethical.  I forwarded a half written email to my yahoo account.  I did this because I...

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The Color of Leadership

Many companies, the people that get promoted are the ones who produced the most.   It makes sense, doesn’t it?  Take a company, let’s call it Acme Electric.  Acme Electric hires Eric.  Eric turns out to be a rock star salesperson.  Eric sells and sells, and produces and produces.  Eventually, Eric gets promoted to Sales Manager.  And Sales Mangers at Acme Electric spend most of their time in managing and leading and hardly any time selling.   And Eric is a primary ORANGE.  In fact, Eric is 22 ORANGE, so a HIGH primary ORANGE. Eric ends up sucking as a leader...

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Are you organized?

I mean, really, are you on top of your day to day planning?  40% of us are pretty good at it.  60% are not, and about 80% of that 60% (40% of everybody) sucks at organization.  Are you confused?   No worries, let me try again. 40% of the population is organized.  40% is not.  And 20% are what many would consider, “sort of kind of organized……at times.” Now, there are ways to fake it.  And here is something I find super fascinating:  Even the 40% who are disorganized can show some pretty striking aspects of organization.   But rarely all of...

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Mom was BLUE

I began my training on personality in early 2011.  A couple of months earlier, my mother was diagnosed with ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.   By the time I was a master trainer on personality, she was unable to walk.  About one month before she was forced to relocate to a nursing home, I gave her the personality assessment. 20 BLUE 18 YELLOW 13 GREEN 9 ORANGE She dies two months later, one month after checking into Prairie Manor Nursing home. During those last two months, while they were unbelievably sad, causing much of my...

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