Phil Gerbyshak asks "Which five people, alive or dead, would I have dinner with, and why?" He offered up his list in a post called "Dining with Greatness." I think it's a great question, so here's my list.
You. (You were on Phil's list, too.) Why you? Because I am absolutely fascinated that people find my stuff interesting, and even more fascinated by those who do. I want to learn all I can about your mind and what makes you tick.
Phil himself. I've met Phil and love his energy and his quick mind. No dinner party would be boring if Phil showed up.
Steve Roesler, author of "All Things Workplace." Steve writes the blog I wish I wrote. And he is an uber-successful management and leadership coach and consultant. I'd love to pick his brain (after plying him with good wine) to learn how he ticks.
Mom. Mom gave me my "I love people" and "I am so curious about you" genes. And she taught me to surround myself with folks I can help. I still tell people how, on days we went skiing, she would get on the chairlift with a total stranger and know his/her entire life story by the top.
Dad. Dad gave me my "Just do it" and "Make it better" genes. And he taught me how to set goals, learn what I needed to achieve the goals and then make it happen. Even though I think he is shorter than me now, I still look up to him every day.
So what about you? Whom would you invite to your little dinner party, and why?
[Photo: "Rehearsal Dinner" by hisc1ay.]