Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Was Lost. Again!

A person who has a preference for Analytical Thinking is someone who is rational, a clear thinker, skeptical, a logical problem solver and generally likes math. I am not an Analytical Thinker—far from it.

Yesterday afternoon my co-worker, Kelli, and I had a meeting with a customer across town. She drove ahead of me.

When I arrived at the main facility, Kelli had already left with the group for the conference room, which was not in the same building.

This meant that I had to ask for directions—always a danger sign. Nevertheless, the meeting began at 2:00 p.m. I arrived at 2:20 p.m.

In all actuality the conference room was probably less than a one minute drive from the main facility. However, it took me more than 20 minutes to find it.

I was lost. Again!

Leadership Lesson (for people who don’t have a preference for Analytical Thinking): Either update your GPS system or arrive 30 minutes ahead of time so you won’t get lost.


  1. You sound so much like me...are we related? The only difference is, I think I am an analytical thinker. I mean the defintion fits me except for the part about liking math. I did finally get a GPS for Christmas,but as I work on my procrastination I will plan to arrive 30 minutes early. Thanks, for the leadership lesson!

  2. Brenda, it is good to hear from you. Emergenetics is a fascinating science. It explains me completely. Our personality greatly influences our leadership style.