Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Your Federal Government is working to make itself better!  Today I participated with my colleagues in a management training workshop downtown in DC.  It was especially interesting in that we were able to discuss a lot of the issues we're going through as a leadership team as we move towards the possibility of merging or creating a new organization.  There are a lot of uncertainties at this point, but one thing that is certain is that change is on the horizon.  The facilitator started us off with a neat little ice-breaker/warm-up consisting of the following questions.  My answers appear after each question.

  1. What is your favorite word?  I chose my daughter's name, Melody, as my favorite word.  My wife and I loved the name, and due to it's "lyrical" sound, it's one of my favorite words.
  2. What is your least favorite word?  I couldn't pick just one.  Two words, much the same in meaning, strike me as terribly offensive when used to describe someone:  stupid or idiot.
  3. What turns you on?  The smell of blueberry pancakes, freshly prepared at a diner or other restaurant, during a road trip adventure.
  4. What turns you off?  Politics.  I hate politics, and I dislike many politicians.  I believe that the best people to hold an elected office are much too intelligent to run.
  5. What sound or noise do you love?  I love the sounds of a live band.  There is nothing like hearing the thumping of a drum kit, or a guitar riff, or any number of instruments.
  6. What sound or noise do you hate?  My alarm clock.  Is there no worse way to wake up in the morning?
  7. What gets your heart racing?  Roller coasters
  8. What profession would you like to attempt?  I'd love to be a race car driver.  And if that didn't work out, maybe a pastor?
  9. What profession would you not like to do?  Anything involved with politics.
  10. What would you like to hear God say to you when you reach the pearly gates?  Well done, my good and faithful servant.

Have a wonderful evening, everyone!

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