Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more. So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me.
This round: Doc List
I almost feel a little guilty for acknowledging this round. However since I’m his only direct report, there’s no one to accuse me of gifting up. And the simple fact is that he deserves my appreciation.
I met Doc in August of 2012 at the Agile conference. We hit it off and stayed in touch. When I decided to move to Denver and push myself out of my comfort zone for different challenges, Doc wasted no time recruiting me. I was nervous to leave a position where I was partnered with my boss. Only I’m thrilled that since day one at Santeon, I’ve felt like I’m in another partnership.
I’ve already learned so much about creating full training courses, including how much my grammar sucks :). Yes, you are probably editing this post, aren’t you? In addition, he’s honest and stays true to his word. As if that’s not enough, he also doesn’t hesitate to tell me how happy he is that we are working together. Whether by sitting up front in one of my conference speaking sessions to just sending me a random thank you text. Now add his humor to the mix and well, I work with an amazing individual.
So thank you for investing in me.
Photo from Doc List’s Facebook Page