Just back from a job in Springfield, Missouri where I worked for a Peterbuilt Truck company called The Larson Group. They wanted me to speak just to their top executives and managers and fire them up. In some ways it was a typical speakers’ job: fire up the troops, put the difficult times in perspective, and celebrate their recent successes.
But this group was wonderful… they asked me to (politely and safely) tease the CEO as well as his six sons (all of whom work in the company.) A very fun day, a bunch of funny stuff, with laughter and smiles all around.
Perhaps the biggest smile was on MY face. I’ve got a great job.