I have just had the pleasure of spending five day’s in our nation’s capitol. I arrived here on Wednesday to conduct a session on Bridging Communication Across the Generations for a local DC government agency. The participants were highly engaged as they stretched their minds and walked away with ideas they could immediately use to improve communication and productivity in their workplaces. Energized is the one word that comes to mind when I think of the people in that room.
Actually energized really captures the essence of activity in the DC area. It looks as if the recession has passed right by the Nation’s Capitol. Hotels were packed, restaurants were jammed and limos were in full force. For a moment it felt like I was back in the good old eighties. Alas it’s back to reality this week where organizations in the Northeast are still struggling to stay alive. But for a moment it felt really good to forget that we are still waiting for the recovery to arrive in full force.