Today I had another one of my Leadership Development classes. It was called Influencing Without Authority. Based on the title, I thought it would be really helpful for me in helping me get my point across to upper management on aspects of my job, ideas for change, etc. However, it was nothing like that. It was a communications class and how to cater my communication style to other communication styles. Okay, so I guess, in a roundabout way, it kind of did fit, but I still think it could have been taught differently and it would have been more effective.
During class, my throat started getting sore, along with my nasal passages. I hate it when it happens like that because it's just painful. I just dealt with it and I hope it will go away soon. I really do not have time to deal with being sick right now.
After work, all of the participants in the class went to BJ's for dinner. I had the salmon and steamed veggies with a salad. It was pretty good. I never used to like salmon, but as I've gotten older, I've really started to. We all had a great time laughing and talking and it was good to be with a group of folks that I've come to enjoy being with and am happy to see each time we get together.
On the way home, I stopped off at Auntie's house and fixed some things on her computer. It took all of five minutes and I was on my way again. I got home and Melon Man was already asleep. I checked my emails and I was headed for bed too. Oh, I hope I can sleep tonight with this sore throat coming on!