Every successful business owner knows that there are key skill sets that you need to bring to the table if you are going to attempt to run a successful business. It’s not enough to know who the right clients are and where the right location should be to set up shop to be successful. Some of the “essential skills” that are necessary to grow your business cannot be taught in a classroom. In fact, they are innate and are usually learned through behaviors and habits we developed from the time we were young. Skills such as being motivated, dependable and reliable, a good problem solver, communicating effectively, or being organized are just some of the “soft skills” that must be cultivated to keep the business growing in the right direction.
The organized Gold (one of the four temperament types in Personality Dimensions) is the person you want in the driver’s seat if being organized isn’t one of your strengths. They are sometimes labeled as the “A” type personality or the pencil pusher, because they enjoy doing work that is structured and repetitive. But, to the confident “Gold”, those are just compliments and not insults. They excel at taking disorganization in a company and turning it into a well-oiled machine that effectively runs. Not only are they dependable and reliable, but they are also loyal to an organization’s goals. Having a strong belief in policy and procedures makes them experts at setting up operational guidelines that a company can follow. Golds are the planners. They do checklists and actually use them. They are always prepared, and cannot fathom why anyone running a business would not make a daily “to do list” part of their regular routine.
Handling those fine details that others may overlook to pull off a successful event comes naturally to the organized Gold. So when they seem picky about a detail that you feel could be overlooked, be assured that they see it as necessary to making that event a brilliant success! Given the freedom to utilize their excellent ability to organize, the Gold can bring about great improvements to any company by clearing up the clutter and getting their house in order.