Okay, you guys hear me grouse about team stuff all the time. But, yesterday was kind of a different day than I expected.
It started with the event that I dreaded the most. Based on the answers to 24 questions, they were supposed to classify my behavior into one of four groups.
Anybody that says they can classify you in 24 questions is clearly full of cow manure.
Except that they kind of hit me in the nose. It wasn’t a personality test. It was an assessment of what behavior energizes me. And, what it said was that I am dominating. Way off the charts dominating. And, that means I hate repetition in my work. (If you’ve followed me for long, then you likely already know that about me. Think seam ripping.) I like to do the work and be done with it. I don’t like to socialize. I don’t like to talk a lot. I don’t build rapport. If you say “take that hill”, I will take that hill in the most commanding way possible, with no thought to the cost or whether it’s the right way to take the hill or even the right hill. I’m not a talker. I’m serious. And, all this other crap is just keeping me from doing my job.
Hmmm. Nailed me.
Now, I’m accepting that this was an accurate assessment of me. But, I also think that my desire not to complete this stupid assessment a couple weeks ago might have affected the off the chart part.
I met my new boss last night. Of course, her first question was which group I fell into. I think she was happy with the news. Me, I’m feeling a bit naked and humiliated that everyone knows now.
But, nothing can be done about that. She’s nice and it was great that our first time together was in a social setting. We went to my favorite bbq place last nite, The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX. If you’re ever near, get there early, or you’re gonna wait in line. It was a Wednesday and there was a 30 minute wait at 6:30 when we were leaving. That indicates I’m not the only one that loves it.
I wanted to blog more about our volunteer adventure at the Capital Area Food Bank. But, I’m out of time. I’ll try to do that tomorrow. It was really, really interesting.
Be well. Have a great Thursday. Lane