Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010 - Happy Memorial Day

Hey there, hi there and hello there to one and all. A special happy Memorial Day to all of the men and women out there that have protected our borders near and far!! Isn't it a great feeling when Monday feels like a Sunday ... ahh. The countdown is on for our trip back home to Iowa, which this guy is excited for. So excited, that I jumped out of a tree into the Flint River in a fit of joy.

I picked up another mentee this week as well at work, a young professional looking to move up in the IT department with a great eye for innovation and a good bit of ambition. Then had a couple good classes with Finance and Strategery up at Emory. Another meeting with Barbara at the Literacy Alliance helped to get on paper all the great things we have going on with that organization and then Thursday we got back together with the Volunteer Center group at the United Way. Every week presents some great opportunities to make a difference, what a great feeling.
So many valuable lessons learned at work this week. Like how important it is to give your team the credit for the work that is done and the happiness they get when they're recognized. Or, making sure you're there when team members have questions to make sure they're on the right path. As long as your day is filled with more good than bad, then it's a good day. We're almost done with our book club on Precision Leadership too ... only a couple more weeks and then I go for my PL certification, yahoo! O, and I almost forgot that I had the chance to help Aflac's Fortune's 100 Best Companies to work for submission by shooting a video with some folks earlier this week, pretty interesting and fun indeed.

O yes, and a wonderful extended weekend was greatly appreciated hanging out with Jenny and Caden. Some domination of Monopoly was had on Friday followed by a couple of very relaxing days of homework ... love me some financial analysis:) Best day was had today though when a group of 9 of us headed up to Thomaston, GA for a day on the Flint River. It was an amazing experience to spend six hours or so floating for ten miles with good friends. We jumped off ropes in trees, rocks and even had a couple flip their canoe ... twice. Minimal sun burns and PB&js made for a great end of the weekend indeed.
Can't wait to finish up the week back home, looking forward to seeing all the great family and friends back home. Hope you all have fantacular week!

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