Today I woke up motivated, very motivated…

So I thought I’d share it…

I spent the morning bouncing around various teams, sharing ideas, solving problems, having fun.

But its not how it sounds… it wasn’t me, it was them:

– their excitement.

– their ideas.

– their solutions.

– their energy.

I suppose I just asked them the right questions?

Each was just the next logical question… the next logical step… I didn’t do anything different…

But the results were energising!

But, when I asked why they hadn’t shared their ideas before, the answer was distressing for me.

They had tried, but no one listened.

Not invented here‘ (their words, my link)

Thats right, no one had listened.

It wasn’t their idea, so they didn’t think they could take credit for it… so they didn’t listen.

Just the same old ‘tried it before’ or ‘it won’t work’ excuses…

Nothing annoys me more… but I know we have all done it, and that we can all change…

So made an effort to listen, and learn… and I was rewarded…

And I helped them – we have started to make their ideas a reality.

Enthusiasm grows ideas, ideas grow results, and results drive enthusiasm.

But any of them can come first…

and anyone can provide them…

including me and you…

Tomorrow I’ll go find another team, and another new idea. And another smile to go with it.

Today I had fun at work… and I think I enjoyed it.