Thursday, October 1, 2009

Arched.

The ancient Romans had a tradition:

Whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for their work in the most profound way possible:

They stood under the arch.


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My trip to St. Louis was a full one.

Two days.

A beautiful hotel.

Fabulous weather.

Tons of learning & growing.

Great people and new friends made.




I was in St. Louis for a training conference, where we learned about a new disaster program every FSA office is going to roll out in November.

Did I say a complicated, detailed, and technical program?

Because I should have.

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This complicated program, and new training system has been met with resistance.

It's going to need some maintenance.

But the main pieces have been installed.

And just like the Romans, the leadership from our D.C. office came to this training conference to put the capstone on their "arch".

They assumed accountability and stood stolid as the capstone was placed on their project.

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And the *arch* held.

And thanks to our D.C. *engineers*, this program we call SURE is going to keep on holding.

1 comment:

  1. COOL picture! Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you, but if anyone can do it ... it's YOU! :)

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