A colleague of mine just wrote a blog post that shows the mood flowing through a lot of this place.
I had to chuckle, then I had to stop and count the amount of times certain words were used:
"Cool" 4 Times
"Amazing," "Wonderful," "Engaging," and "Success" 2(+) Times.
All in a normal-sized blog post!
Makes me recall this recent quote from another EMCer's blog:
"Optimism Returns To The IT Professional?"
We seem to have moved beyond the doom-and-gloom life-really-sucks outlook of just a few months ago and firmly towards the newer opportunities that lie ahead for all of us.
I'm just glad so many of these IT optimists are associated with EMC -- our employees, our partners and our valued customers.
Makes working here more fun, it does.
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Are you feeling it?
If you're not, connect with someone who is. And, consider reading this short wonder of a book:
Shellana Henderson over at Gallup Consulting made my day last week when she sent me the book "How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life." It is filled with proof that moods are contagious -- and -- the destruction that comes from lack of engagement (either positive or negative).
Actually, she sent me TWO books. The other was "How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids." The latter is a gorgeous and powerful children's book -- that potentially does as well, or better, than the adult book at conveying the concept.
My daughter Margo was so excited with the kids book that she brought it to school and had the teacher read it to her first grade class. The teacher was so excited, she wrote to me and asked where she could get a copy of her own.
Margo's passion for the concepts in the book continue. She has sound effects she uses for when people are adding to the environment, or subtracting from the environment. She suggests time outs when someone is operating in the wrong direction.
The economy is lousy. We can get sucked in by it, or look to the opportunity within it.