There was a managers meeting held recently that I had the privilege to attend with a co-manager from another office. The day was full of presentations from some very good speakers. There were seven different speakers that spent a great deal of time developing and honing in on our management and leadership skills and abilities. Being in management for over sixteen years now, I have been to several meetings like these and will have to say this was a solid presentation, very energetic and informative. Once you attend several of these type of meetings, sometimes we may take mindset that it’s just another “rally the troops”, or “here we go again with changes” type of meeting. And that may be the case at times, but I have learned over the years that anytime you attend one of these, approach it with an open and willing mind. We were given one mouth and two ears for a reason, if you’ll just simply listen to the speakers, really digest what they are saying, you will get something out of any meeting you attend.