Everyone Everywhere

by Matthew Stollak on Friday, August 27, 2010


I sometimes like easy categorization. For example, I can divide the world into two simple categories:
1. Never gets old
2. Grows old quickly

I'm a big Michigan State fan. You would think after going to the Final Four in men's basketball for the 6th time in 12 years, diminishing returns would set in, and my enjoyment would've gone done. Nope - it never gets old. Spending years dealing with the arrogance and cheating spewing from Ann Arbor from the bevy of Walmart Wolverines, seeing Michigan lose in basketball and football? Nope - it never gets old. However, watching MSU football choke away yet another game they should've won, and hearing "Same Old Spartans?" Yep - Grows old quickly.

In teaching, seeing students grow, mature, and devlop and find their passion never gets old. Hearing feeble excuses and lies grows old quickly.

In HR, rewarding employees in a meaningful fashion never gets old. Writing job descriptions or reviewing resumes grows old quickly.

What never gets old for you? What grows old quickly?

2 comments

Never Old: Learning new approaches and seeing how those new ways change and excite people to action

Always Old: Regurgitating the same information, approaches and practices in a different way to make people feel better.

by Benjamin McCall on August 27, 2010 at 9:14 AM. #

For me, helping employees find ways to make change and make a difference in the organization never gets old. What gets old is using archaic systems that do not "speak" to each other at work. Sometimes I feel like my phone is more powerful.

by Trish McFarlane on September 1, 2010 at 4:37 PM. #

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