BOSI ASSESSMENT

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I Instructions
You are about to take a short assessment to discover your unique BOSI profile™.

Please keep the following things in mind as you take this test:
  • You will go through 10 screens in this assessment.
  • Each screen will present four(4) statements made by various entrepreneurs.
  • Your goal is to pick the statement that fits you most.
  • Be truthful and authentic with your selections to ensure the best results.
  • Once you have made your selections, click the next button to move to the next screen.

This assessment will take 3-5 minutes to complete.
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1 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a I prefer a consistent paycheck over riskier commission/bonus based income.
  • b I try my best to avoid meetings/discussions about operations and processes. I am built more for discussions around creativity and innovation.
  • c I have held senior management positions in more than one company.
  • d I like being at the right place at the right time and making as much money as possible in the process.
2 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a My capacity for innovation and creativity is much higher than my gift for operational management.
  • b There is a part of me that enjoys actively promoting things I like. For example, my favorite restaurant, brands to purchase, babysitter to hire.
  • c I am quite conservative and methodical in my decision-making.
  • d People accuse me of being strong willed and overly controlling.
3 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a There has been high turnover on my team because they did not perform to my expectations.
  • b I am extremely positive and optimistic. For me, the glass is always half full.
  • c I have a skill that I have developed after years of experience, schooling, certification or licensing.
  • d I am the creative one in the group.
4 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a I am more of a process/systems person than a creative/idea person.
  • b I feel like I am a Ferrari going 140 miles per hour and most of my staff is going 50 miles per hour. It is frustrating to have to slow down for them all the time.
  • c My greatest joy in business comes when I see something I created have a positive impact on the company or our clients.
  • d I prefer performance-based compensation (commissions, bonuses, equity earnouts) over base pay so I can have an unlimited income earning potential.
5 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a My income over the past 5 years has been up and down.
  • b I am outside my element when dealing with conflict and firing people. I would much rather someone else handle those things.
  • c I prefer to create systems from the ground up rather than implementing systems someone else has created.
  • d I prefer established companies over a risky startup for a work environment.
6 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a I would take a lower income if it meant delivering a higher quality product or being part of a greater social cause.
  • b I tend to spend most of my time working in our business rather than on it.
  • c I can talk to anyone at any time about anything I am excited about.
  • d I seem to have this uncanny ability to get people to do things they wouldn’t typically do (like work extra hours and give up weekends off).
7 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a While my peers get excited about every new idea that comes up in a meeting, I am much more of a realist who finds reasons why not to get too excited.
  • b I have been known to chase a great idea for its upside potential.
  • c I feel closed in when rules and regulations prevent me from being creative.
  • d Employees are important but replaceable. I do not get emotionally attached to them.
8 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a I am extremely coach-able, especially when learning from top money earners in my line of work.
  • b If I had to cold call as part of my job, I would not take that job. I am not a “salesperson”.
  • c My strongest gift is in ideation. I have a pipeline full of breakthrough ideas for our company.
  • d I can have a “Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde” management style. When things are good, I am a great person to be around. But when there are mistakes, people better watch out.
9 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a My favorite business environment is the startup phase of a company, division or product.
  • b I am always looking for the next opportunity that can increase my income.
  • c Based on my expertise, it is hard to stand out in a crowded marketplace of candidates who have the same credentials/experience.
  • d I stick out like a sore thumb because I am so different from most of the people at our office.
10 Which statement is CLOSEST to who you are today?
  • a In the story of the tortoise and the hare, I am definitely the tortoise. Steady and consistent wins the race.
  • b Business can be mean. I try to stay out of confrontational situations like negotiations and heated debates. Those situations are for someone else.
  • c I am most comfortable in big-picture planning than in project management or execution.
  • d I can see our company experiencing significant growth in the next 2-5 years and myself benefiting handsomely from that growth.
I Instructions
The next 10 questions present 2 hypothetical characters - each with very opposite traits. Your goal is to adjust the scale toward the character that better describes you. The closer you move the scale to that character, the more you say you identify with them.

For example, if you’re not a sports fan - and find the discussion of sports quite draining, when faced with these 2 characters, you will probably move the scale closer to character 2 (but not quite fully to character 2)

Character 1: Loves and lives for sports
Character 2: Is repulsed by sports
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11 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Makes cold calls, breaks down doors, doesn’t take no for an answer, faces tremendous rejection but still relentlessly pursues getting what they want.
Character 2: Doesn’t like bothering people. Hates feeling rejected. Avoids confrontation and pushy situations. Gets very uncomfortable when having to sell and convince others to do something they don’t appear to want to do.
< I'm more like this character
I'm more like this character >
12 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: When tasked with a new initiative, goes directly to prospects - asking them about their needs, wants and desires. Uses grass roots marketing (door to door, guerrilla marketing, sales calls, shaking hands with key opinion leaders/big names) to launch their initiative to grow it.


Character 2: Engages a 3rd party to conduct market research for them. Prefers to generate more of their business through referrals and customer recommendations. Does not make any direct/unsolicited contacts - especially with powerful and influential people.
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I'm more like this character >
13 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Works hard to make sure the product/service is perfect and to spec before launching. If the initial product launch does not go well, alerts boss and avoids decisions that others could perceive as rash or risky. Looks to collaborate with team on finding the right solution.
Character 2: Launches a product/service as soon as possible and then fine tunes the product and/or business model over time. If the initial product launch does not do well, uses gut instinct to make fast strategic pivots until the right solution is found.


< I'm more like this character
I'm more like this character >
14 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Energized by obstacles and challenges. Seems to ignore feedback from others who say an initiative may not work - or too risky. Keeps pushing harder and harder to make their vision a reality even if all alone.
Character 2: Sensitive to feedback from peers and boss - especially when obstacles and challenges in a project arise. Willing to set a pet project or initiative aside if peers and/or boss don’t seem to align with the vision.
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I'm more like this character >
15 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Has a low-key approach to dealing with people. Prefers to be understated. Tends to undersell their product, idea or project. Prefers not to appear excitable or “motivational”.
Character 2: Has a “Pied Piper” like influence when talking about their ideas. People are drawn to them and those that don’t are eventually rallied to join them. Highly inspirational and motivational.
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I'm more like this character >
16 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Works hard in the business each day but leaves the office at a designated time to go home. Places high value on non-work activities as a means to keep balance. Prefers to turn off phones/computers after office hours. Highly disciplined in maintaining work-personal life balance.
Character 2: Energized by 60+ hour work weeks without overtime. Accused of being a workaholic. Finds it very hard to shut off the work “engine”. Responds to emails day and night.
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I'm more like this character >
17 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Tends to be all-or-nothing on new projects/initiatives. Consistently puts capital and personal reputation at risk for their ideas. Seen as a “rebel” or “rule-breaker” in the organization.


Character 2: Doesn’t get emotionally attached to any one idea or vision. No one idea is worth the risk to capital or personal reputation. Prefers to check with peers and boss before making any major decision. Finds comfort in having approval before taking action.
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I'm more like this character >
18 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: A driven competitor who must win every time. Competes at everything - from work to play. It’s not good enough to be ahead of a competitor. Domination is the only measure of success.


Character 2: A collaborative competitor who likes the feeling of winning but believes that winning isn’t everything. Reputation and relationships are more important. It is ok to lose a few deals or employees along the way to the competition as long as balance and harmony are maintained.
< I'm more like this character
I'm more like this character >
19 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Prefers to carefully consider key decisions. They oftentimes find themselves not taking action in areas they consider themselves lacking talent (selling, negotiating, confrontation). They would much rather measure twice and cut once. They consider high-action/highly decisive individuals risky and brash.
Character 2: Driven by gut feel. They don’t spend a lot of time thinking or worrying about the consequences of decisions. If there is fallout for their actions, they deal with it but they don’t let the fear of potential fallout keep them from moving. They are constantly in motion and find it hard to every slow down or stop.


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I'm more like this character >
20 Pick a point on the scale identifies you best
Character 1: Doesn’t see failure as failure but merely an opportunity to refine their skill and improve their performance. They tend to be optimistic and big picture focused all the time. The glass is always half full. When they experience failure, they push forward even harder to get to their desired result.


Character 2: Understands that failure is a part of the journey but would much rather avoid it. Sometimes accused by peers as one who sees the glass as half empty. When failure happens, they retreat and evaluate the cause and put plans and processes in place to avoid that situation in the future.
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