Have you ever looked around at the people at your work and wondered what hidden interests and talents lie beneath the work façade?
Anyway, the big boss then proceeded to quietly show me all the Iron Maiden tracks on his IPhone – so what? Well, this is a grey haired suited guy, pretty straight laced, and it’s the only peek I’ve ever had into ‘what lies beneath’. Not that being older and grey haired is a bar to being a Maiden fan – we’re all getting older, and I’m no exception!
That got me thinking – looking around the office, how many people are aware I’m starting my training with the IAM to hopefully become an Observer – someone who acts as a mentor to motorcycle ‘associates’ to prepare them for their Advanced Motorcycle test with an IAM examiner – or that I’m a British Sub Aqua Club Advanced Diver and Club Instructor, and a Scottish Sub Aqua Club 2nd Class Diver and Branch Instructor – and why should they know? It’s not like any of that is relevant to my job (an analyst/programmer), or my activities at work as an Employee Representative.
So next time you have time, find out what people have achieved outside of work – it may surprise you!