When Work Is No Longer Work

I had a great day at work today, doing something I really enjoy. We celebrated the one year anniversary of the Commissioner’s Reading Corner at Minnesota Dept. of Transportation. We kicked off the first book discussion of the second season with Commissioner Tom Sorel leading the discussion on The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. One of the authors,…
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The Biggest Speech Of My Life

If you ask my kids or anyone in my family whether I am funny and have a sense of humor, they will for sure say: “No.” They can’t picture me as being funny and humorous. And that’s true. But somehow, some people at work think differently of me. They think I can entertain people and…
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Above And Beyond Award

Today the Mn/DOT Health & Wellness Committee members received the “Above and Beyond” Award presented by Commissioner Tom Sorel. Among all the Minnesota State agencies, Mn/DOT has the most active Health & Wellness Committee that offers a wide varieties of programs to employees, such as yoga, Tai Chi, relaxation, fitness boot camp, weight watchers, the…
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Highlight Of The Day

I was just checking my Facebook account in the evening and saw the following question posted by tinybuddha: “Share your joy! What’s been the highlight of your day?” In the comment line I wrote: “Spoke in front of a crowd and discovered that I have some sense of humor and can make people laugh.” Today I…
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Tom Sorel Stays As MnDOT Commissioner

Today Governor-elect Mark Dayton announced that Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel will continue his post under his new administration. This was not a surprise to me. I heard rumors before the official announcement that Sorel would stay. That’s what I hoped and expected. As the MnDOT Commissioner since 2008, Sorel is well respected and liked…
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