Working with great people is a beautiful thing.  Not that I never knew this of course, but it simply dawned on me in a fresh way recently.  The joy, excitement, fun, and fulfillment of my career—past, present, and future—owe themselves mostly to the greatness of other people.

The content, creativity, intellectual, and technical aspects of what I do in my various roles definitely have their payback.  Nevertheless, above and beyond that, it is the great people with whom I work that make all the difference in the world.

Great people have taught me so very much and I owe them so very much.  Great people have helped me to gain broader, deeper, and different perspectives on situations.  Great people have challenged me and corrected me when I needed to be challenged and corrected.  Great people have contributed to my personal, professional, and spiritual growth in countless ways.  Great people have lightened the load when it needed lightening.  Great people have provided strategic opportunities when I needed them.

I hope you are surrounded by great people.  If you are, then you know exactly what I am describing.  But if you are not, then take my advice—make a change.  Life is too short to not surround yourself with great people.

scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″
style=”border:none; width:450px; height:80px”>

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

Leave a Reply