Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Get in the Game

This morning, I had a chance to attend a breakfast for the Arthritis Foundation. We heard several powerful and personal stories on the debilitating impact of arthritis.

The keynote speaker was Bill Self, the University of Kansas basketball coach. To paraphrase part of his presentation: he shared how he is a basketball coach and that is his specialty. In a joking manner he indicated that most of us were specialized in our respective fields but it was amazing how many of us were also specialists in his field as a coach. He indicated he is okay with strong opinions, as long as people pay to go to the game.

This was a key message from him: If you have an opinion, get in the game. Become more involved and you will take greater pride in the game. Mr. Self's message pertained to being more active in the Arthritis Foundation to obtain a stronger voice, but this also relates to what we do in our organization and certainly how I feel in my role. I always appreciate strong opinions especially when it comes from those who care for and show commitment for our organization.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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