A Delightful Afternoon

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the faculty and staff at the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University as part of their fall Kickoff gathering. My topic was “Maximize Your Productivity” which of course relates to Skill 1 – Managing Yourself; the first of The 8 Essential Skills.

A university campus at the beginning of a new academic year is one of the most exciting, uplifting, and positive places I can think of. I once again felt the atmosphere of possibility as I watched students move purposefully among the buildings and greenspace. GVSU is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and the sense of innovation and enthusiasm permeates the campus. I’m looking forward to helping the Brooks College as a part of their staff development program. Thanks to friend, colleague, editor, and GVSU alumna Jan Andersen of Beyond Words, Inc. I get a chance to return to a college campus for a portion of each month. Pretty good stuff!