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A Green Testing the Test?

February 1st, 2018

About a year ago, an Orange lady organized a seminar for her team and friends. When she introduced me to her very Green husband, his fist words to me (in lieu of hello or nice to meet you) were: Your assessment is pretty accurate. Thank you was my response, but it wasn’t just about the assessment. It turns out he’d spent hours on testing the test and different ways of validating it, in order to see if it was credible (the core value for Greens).

His breakdown and explanation via email started with: Colors assessment by a “Green” to verify efficacy (noun: the ability to produce a desired or intended result…yes…I had to look that up, too…)

When he did the assessment, his scores were: 8 Blue, 20 Gold, 21 Orange and 31 Green

But that wasn’t enough for him. He then broke down each of the words in a score. A point value from 1 to 12 for each of the eight sets for a total score of 614. Does your head hurt yet, or are you thinking that that’s brilliant?

On that basis, his scores were: 52 Blue, 166 Gold, 163 Orange and 233 Green

That translated to a percentage of 8.6% Blue, 27% Gold, 26.5% Orange and 37.9% Green

I’m guessing, but didn’t ask, if THAT was the point where I had enough credibility for him to agree to attend the seminar… I also didn’t ask if he took on this project with an initial mindset of proving I didn’t have a clue and none of this could be/would be accurate…

But my Gold gets the last word in that I fixed the percentages to add up to 100…Ha! Thanks, CB

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