Peppermints Improve Test Scores
I've mentioned a couple of times recently about running for an elected office and made it pretty clear that it isn't going to happen. However, leave it to the creativity of our Music Pastor to come up with my campaign slogan if I ever change my mind.
Monday night and I just got back home after spending 7 days in DC and 4 days at Copper Mountain. I love skiing and it was so much fun being up their with my hot ski-bunny wife and two thrill seeking boys, but I have been looking forward to being home and I am so very glad to finally be home, sit on my couch watching TV in my house and planning on going upstairs and sleeping in my own bed. Life as a rock star isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Tomorrow I'm off to see the DLA and beg - I mean respectfully ask for money for a program we're starting. What's another half mil in a federal budget?
We all know in theory how important it is to take care of your employees. We study leadership, we work to improve managerial skills, we learn to communicate in their style and reasons why we should show them appreciation. The book shelves are filled with books on employees, but (and answer honestly) how many actually practice what we use?
I'm on my way out of the office to head back to Iowa for a funeral. Deann's grandpa passed away earlier this week. While death is never fun, this was somewhat of a relief for her family. Her grandpa was 95 and in the beginning stages of dimentia, so while no one wanted him to die, no one was sad that he's gone to be in a better place. I figure if I've lived for 95 years, I will have had a good life and will probably be ready to move on.
So if you're on your way to a public speech, performance or whatever causes you stress, keep these in mind. It thought it was pretty good advice.
Let me first apologize on my gross inconsistency in blogging lately. Though vacation was the cause of one week, I have no excuse for the week before or after, but not having an excuse never stopped me from giving one.
Labels: my personal life