I want to say thank you.
BLUF: I want to take a moment to thank not only MT/CT but also everyone who participates in the forums here. I found MT a few years ago and have listened ever since. It was about five years ago that I realized what I was doing at work was not going to get me where I wanted to be. To overcome this I did two things. First I went back to school to get my degree. The second thing I did was a search in iTunes for management podcasts. I listened to several but fell in love with the tone and tenor of MT immediately. Over the past five years I have completely remodeled myself and how I interact with others. My performance has improved incrementally at work and in school while I was there. I find several of the concept difficult for me but try to adjust them to help in the role(s) I have at work. I work as an IC but am able to influence and motivate using ideas and information I have garnered through the casts. As I look forward to elevating my role to the next level, I co timid to listen and deployed different ideas to show that I am ready for more responsibilities and am able to perform to higher expectations. I can only hope the new year will begin to show more of the fruits of my labors. Merry Christmas to all and happy holidays to everyone. Mac