FranklinCovey Consultant Blogs | Todd Wangsgard | Colleague
Tomorrow my friend and colleague J.D. Frailey will accomplish an amazing feat of human greatness. He will complete a goal, now 30 years in the making. Sometime during the early afternoon hours on Sunday, November 11th, he will cross the finish line in the Marshall University Marathon in Huntington, West Virginia. No, this isn’t his first. This will be J.D.’s 50th marathon in all 50 states!
Check out this cool story on him in his local newspaper.
We all aspire to do great things. Our collective confidence grows when we see others pull off big goals like this. So, in J.D.’s honor, what big goal has been lurking in the back of your mind that you can begin today? No matter how long it takes, we’ll all be there to cheer you on, too.
No moving stories this week. Instead, I’d like to share the simple yet amazing results that come from applying the tools we teach. One of my favorite clients invited me to teach Project Management a couple weeks ago as part of his organization’s open enrollment education program. He and another colleague attended from the same division. I received an email from him two days later that included this excerpt:
[My co-worker] mind-mapped his Behavioral Based Safety Training, and used that to fill out his Project Plan on Microsoft Project. He filled out several of the other tools as well, and when he was finished he showed the whole thing to our boss (VP of Human Resources). Our boss was very impressed, and [my co-worker] made sure to tell him that all of it came from your workshop.
Of course, our goal isn’t just to impress the boss. Our mission is to “enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere” But that’s exactly what happened. In the very first few hours after attending this workshop, someone went back and ernestly applied the tools to his world. And it’s making all the difference! Greatness is being unleashed. › Continue reading