I had actually never heard of the Polar Plunge until one of my coworkers spoke about it at a company-wide meeting earlier this month. Before he had even finished speaking, I knew I was going to participate in this year’s Polar Plunge. For those of you who do not know what the Polar Plunge is, it is an event held in various cities during the winter, where participants jump into a freezing cold body of water in order to raise donations for the Special Olympics. I promise it is a lot more fun than it sounds!
When I was growing up, I was fortunate to attend an English immersion school in South America. Although it is difficult to learn a new language as an adult, it comes naturally at an early age. I cannot recall the first day I was placed in an English-only classroom, but I know without a doubt that being exposed to more than two or three languages as a child expanded my horizons.
I was working with a client this past week and asked where he received his Microsoft Exchange training. I had to work hard to suppress a smile when he responded, “The University of Google.” While I appreciated his honesty, his response also explained why the environment configuration I was reviewing appeared to be the work of someone equipped with a random number generator and prone to having multiple personalities on any given day.
Make a difference today.
As President of Corus360, I make it a priority for those words to echo within our hallways and our actions. There is always a difference to make in all facets of both corporate life and personal life. Corus360 consists of employees dedicated to finding that difference – and that is what shapes our culture.