Gary Trobee

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Gary’s Rules

By on February 3, 2016

Several years ago we started watching NCIS. It used to be a great show about the Naval Criminal Investigative Service before it got political. The characters are great and the story’s were great. I really liked all the characters but I loved Gibbs.

Gibbs is the leader of the team and is a seemingly heartless pragmatist. Until you get to know him. You find out quickly that he has a huge heart and lots of baggage. But is very good at his job and a great leader. Someone I would like to emulate in some ways, in others not so much. One of the mainstay of the show is Gibbs rules. He doesn’t write them down. He feels it’s his job to teach the rules and he expects everyone on the team to know them.

I started thinking. “what are my rules?” so I started a list and here they are, 30 of Gary’s rules:

  1. Always default to relationship
  2. Always assume the best in people
  3. Don’t make arbitrary rules
  4. Always give your people a “why”; or they will come up with their own and they will be wrong
  5. Always give honor and respect; not always obedience
  6. Never judge motives, only fruit
  7. What you allow you promote
  8. What you reward you get more of
  9. Unity trumps disunity
  10. Continually cast vision
  11. Email is the lowest form of communication; texts are the next lowest
  12. Vision that creates opportunity for others; will never lack the involvement of others
  13. Sometimes your’re wrong; when you’re wrong apologize, it’s a sign of strength.
  14. Direction comes before correction
  15. Always over communicate
  16. Don’t give too much attention to your biggest fans or your biggest critics
  17. If you’re going to get into trouble anyway; get into trouble doing the right thing.
  18. Be predictable; your team should always know how you will react
  19. Training too close to the decision making process looks like lobbying.
  20. Ignore the squeaky wheel
  21. Ignore your weaknesses; hire or delegate to your weakness
  22. The best time to remove a team member is before they’re on the team.
  23. Always reward faithfulness over giftedness.
  24. Never confuse familiarity with understanding
  25. Focus on building big people not big organizations
  26. Nothing grows without conflict
  27. Consensus is the end of leadership
  28. Be very careful when playing the “God” card
  29. Take responsibility not blame
  30. Always give credit, take blame

These are not all original. I’ve stolen most of them and have forgotten mostly where they came from so if you know the origin feel free to give credit in the comments.

I plan to do a series of blog posts expounding on these rules someday. Stay tuned.

What do you think?
What would you add?

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Indie Music Reviews

By on December 21, 2013

Just got my first Music Review here it is:

Gary Trobee Proves His Faith Is Strong

Gary Trobee Proves His Faith Is StrongGary Trobee is a man who puts his faith first and does it well. “Waited” is a wonderfully sung song that’s sincere to the core. Gary Trobee lets his faith shine in this aptly titled one called “Faithful One.” It’s all about the “One” that he’s been put his beliefs in all these years and all that he does for him; it’s much appreciated. That seems to be the same tale Gary sings about in “You Pursue Me” as well. I think it was Shakespeare who once said something along the lines of, how many ways do I love thee, let me count the ways. In this case Gary Trobee is singing how many ways he loves the Lord with all of the above and “My Jesus I Love Thee.” A lot of the songs are these slowed down testaments of faith, but the title track, “I Will Sing,” brings an upbeat energy to the record. If you love Christian music that’s done with the big guy upstairs in mind, check out Gary Trobee now. (http://www.trobee.com/)

From Indie Music Reviews

Listen to the full E.P. here

Watch the Run To You video here

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Run To You

By on September 27, 2013

I got to do the coolest thing ever. Several weeks ago Aaron Wagner who produced the I Will Sing EP for me called and said “let’s do a video“.

So I headed to Rock Church in Castle Rock CO and the guys put together a great set in the lobby of the church and at 11:00 at night we made this.

Give it a look and let me know what you think. If you like it please share it. You can get the EP here.

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Always Assume The Best Of People

By on February 22, 2013

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My Jesus I Love Thee Song Story

By on October 15, 2012

The final cut on the E.P. I Will Sing available now at GaryTrobee.com

A little longer video. An amazing moment happened in the studio at the end of this song which I added to the end of the video. Hope it blesses you.

I Will Sing
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Other Song Stories:

WaitedI Will SingFaithful OneRun To YouYou Pursue MeMy Jesus I Love Thee

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You Pursue Me Song Story

By on October 13, 2012

Here is cut number 5 on the E.P. I Will Sing, available now at GaryTrobee.com

Hope you’ll check it out.

I Will Sing
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Other Song Stories:

WaitedI Will SingFaithful OneRun To YouYou Pursue MeMy Jesus I Love Thee

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Run To You Song Story

By on October 9, 2012

I hope your enjoying these song stories. I’m getting better at video editing but still a long way to go. It’s been a great process for me to be able to remind myself of where these songs came from and God’s faithfulness and goodness over the last several years.

Here is the song story of “Run To You”, track number 4 on the E.P. I Will Sing, available now at GaryTrobee.com

I Will Sing
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Other Song Stories:

WaitedI Will SingFaithful OneRun To YouYou Pursue MeMy Jesus I Love Thee

I look forward to hearing your comments.

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Faithful One Song Story

By on October 4, 2012

Here is the backstory to Faithful One, Track number 3 of the E.P. Faithful on available now at GaryTrobee.com

I Will Sing
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Other Song Stories:

WaitedI Will SingFaithful OneRun To YouYou Pursue MeMy Jesus I Love Thee

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Song Stories “I Will Sing”

By on September 28, 2012

Here is episode 2 of the I Will Sing song stories. This one the title cut from the E.P. Available now at GaryTrobee.com

Check it out:

I Will Sing
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Other Song Stories:

WaitedI Will SingFaithful OneRun To YouYou Pursue MeMy Jesus I Love Thee

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Song Stories “Waited”

By on September 18, 2012

Here is the story behind the first track on the E.P. I Will Sing, available now at GaryTrobee.com

I Will Sing
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Other Song Stories:

Waited, I Will Sing, Faithful One, Run To You, You Pursue Me, My Jesus I Love Thee

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