So i haven’t been on here for a while. Instead, Google+ and a private community has caught my fancy.
But it is not about that why I turn to here.
Instead I turn to here because of people. Who powered a positive week for me.
It began with a breakfast with Robert Ordever. A hard working, deeply commited and switched on People Director if ever there was one. 90 minutes (same as a football match) of incredibly honest, revealing and personal chat. If I wasn’t revved up after this then my gears must be busted. It continued into other meetings, calls and exchanges.
I kept coming back to Robert’s thoughtful exchanges and we mused on the world of Social HR. We agreed how good it was for us and after a round of posts calling out fakes, poseurs and vacuous discussions it was the reminder I needed that I get so much from this “forum” and if people want to call it crap let them. It certainly isn’t that for me and nor was it Robert.
Crap in; crap out? Maybe.
Power charge 1 received. Thank you Robert.
Later that day I had a call with my 20 year old Nephew. He had his driving test booked. He needed a pep talk and I went into coaching/mentoring mode. He was so appreciative. Power charge 2. Made a difference to someone.
Tuesday was speaking /working on the “social media in HR” agenda. Did I scare them? A bit. Did I ignite some? A bit. I had 1 lovely chat with someone who wanted to know more. She nearly missed her train home to Bristol as she was so up for making a difference now. Power charge 3.
Wednesday. A friend. Long standing one. Stood by me when I needed him. I let him down last year. I made it up to him. We are still friends. Book deal possible. Felt like old times. Power charge 4.
Nixon McInnes. Awesome people. Great hanging out there.
Fusebox tech start up incubator folks. Fantastic project.
Conor Moss. Ana Marica, Catalina Contoloru. Learning disruptors.
Power charges 5, 6, 7.
Thursday. MOOC squad. Flora, Ana, Catalina, Sarah, Sophie, Mervyn. Inspiring stuff.
Power charge 8.
Becca. Pre - interview coaching. What a humble powerhouse.
Power charge 9.
Friday. Meg Peppin. Honest. Warm. Thoughtful afternoon.
Power Charge 10.
People. Power. My world.
I look for positives. I find them all over.
I am not naive to the negatives. I just don’t let them discharge my power too much. Even if they did, so many good people around me charge me up i am never in the red on positive power.
So I dare you.
Go look for positives and get charged by people.
My nephew passed his test by the way. Powered to the max that one.