Submitted by Anonymous on
I've been a MT listener since around Fall last year, finding you guys on Podcast Alley and becoming hooked thereafter.
My podcast fare tends to focus on learning - history, language, news/issues. It is dominated by BBCand NPR content, but includes WSJ and Harvard BR.
MT is first class for its practical content, and while I wish I'd had the benefit many years ago it's never too late. I've led a number of small teams during a varied career. The latest was the most rewarding because you guys made it the equivalent of driving with GPS, whereas before I had relied on asking for directions if I thought I was lost. And I'm the typical male when it comes to admitting being lost.
I work for a global energy company, in public affairs. There are many issues to deal with so it's always challenging. There is a lot of counseling work, so DISC (and many other tools) has been great.
I've worked in other industries - extractive, water and chemicals. However, energy is the most complex and fun. The foundation for my career was being a journalist, so that helps provide the business with an outside perspective ie how the outside world views it. After entering industry I've found myself in management roles, but felt like a teacher trying to stay one chapter ahead of the class until MT made me realize I had picked up a lot of knowledge along the way. I just didn't have a certificate to prove it.
Since MT I've been nominated by my boss as a coach on a leadership development course and I was approached to be someone's mentor. I attribute these to the behaviours MT fosters.
I've posted this because I like the idea that while you will both forever be the catalysts for the MT listener community - it is something that could take on a life of its own and be self-sustaining.
[quote="nachapman"]I've posted this because I like the idea that while you will both forever be the catalysts for the MT listener community - it is something that could take on a life of its own and be self-sustaining.
Nothing would excite us more ... what an incredible legacy that would be!
Thanks for the joining us here, and for the very kind comments.
You've got big ideas. Very nice. Glad to have you as part of the MT community.