Hi, I’m John and I’m a 5151

The next time I see you I may actually say that to you! If I do I may also hand you one of my new business cards as well!

The reason? It’s part of a new venture that I’ve started called Action & Influence, a psychometric assessment and tool that will change the way you not only see yourself but also the way that your team operates.

I’ve been using tools like these for years to help me stay focused on the things that I do best as well as work for teams that are of the highest performance. In fact, my startup team 8BIT has been using it and it’s helped clearly show why we’ve been able to work so well and how we consider ourselves part of a high-performance team.

In fact, you can see my startup’s actual Team Matrix report and the unique action and influence styles that help keep us churning out great products on a bootstrap budget. If you’re interested in seeing my unique pattern as Creative Designer, you can see that here as well as one of the 21 Styles of Action & Influence.

The result of this tool is so powerful that I will never work for an organization that doesn’t have a tool that can bring quantifiable and qualitative ways to help create exceptional team communication, assist in managing the complex but important relational dynamics, and that works in tandem (not against) the business and cultural DNA.

I also use this tool in my professional coaching as well as it helps create a common language for the group as well as helps them establish and manage their future partner relationships that they’ll inevitably have if they start their own businesses or seek to optimize their existing teams and organizations.

I’ll be sharing more information as it’s obviously near and dear to my heart but if you’d like more information for using this incredible tool for yourself personally or for your team and organization please let me know. You can email me directly: john@myai.org.

Learn more here at WhatIs.myAI.org or the main site myAI.org.

So, what is your A&I Score?

  • http://www.eyespeak.com benj


    • http://www.eyespeak.com benj

      Doh – 5232

      • http://john.do John Saddington


      • http://john.do John Saddington

        you’re a Systems Designer!

  • http://agilescout.com Agile Scout

    3342 – me

  • Eric Dye


  • http://jarederickson.com Jared Erickson

    hey! i’m a 5322 – Systems Designer

  • Bloggoround

    What if you are 1111?

    Is that a Government Specialist? :)

  • http://tom.mcfarl.in Tom McFarlin

    I’m a 3135.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ah. you’re a Charger! and one of the best i get to work with!

  • http://www.danieldecker.net Daniel Decker

    I’m a 5544. Take Charge Supportive Designer. #Woot

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joseph Lalonde

    I don’t know… I can’t figure out how to take the assessment.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      email us: here!

  • http://www.carusophotography.com Jay

    5441 – Persuader

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sweet! nice jay. that really fits you.

  • http://djchuang.com DJ Chuang

    I’m pretty sure I’d be 9811, or is a 5 the highest score per sliding scale, so I’d score something like 5411? And, what would I do with a score like that?!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      no, it’s actually not like that. there is no “high” score… so 5 is not better than a 1.

  • Noel Coleman

    5153 – Creative Designer. Me as a CD.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      great stuff noel!

    • J Scott Ginn

      3222 – Systems Designer.

      I bet Noel’s upset that his A&I doesn’t have the word ‘Systems’ in it.

      That’s right! Some good ol’ fashioned ChairCo Class #1 hazing.

      • http://john.do John Saddington


  • http://www.lincolnparks.com Lincoln Parks

    I definitely need to do the personal assessment. Emailing now!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      great! thanks lincoln!

  • http://ownthemix.com Chris Green

    5351 Creative Designer

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      can’t wait to work with you guys in a few weeks!

  • http://tlamarca.com Tony LaMarca

    5332 – Supportive Team Analyst. I thought I’d have been a 5132 – System Designer, but I guess I’m a little more empathetic than I thought. Good thing too since my main role is to work with volunteers. Can’t wait for our coaching session Friday.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      awesome! i can’t wait for it!

  • http://roseywinterrose.blogspot.com Esther

    Will the assessment ever be available online without having to email? Just curious. :)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      it’s an online assessment. i’m just asking people to email me for a direct link and discuss.


  • pbartkus

    A 5151 story…

    Our company has a “help desk” that used to have the telephone extension 5050. They got wind that people were making fun of it and saying that there was only a “50-50″ change of actually getting help.
    They changed the help desk extension to 5151.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      LOVE THAT!