I've been happily working at the same place for a few years now. I absolutely the company and the office atmosphere is friendly but a few months ago I experienced a period of apathy. Possibly it was the end of summer but my feeling seemed common throughout the office. The boss been exposed to the recent melancholy because he scheduled a motivational seminar for the following month.
Initially I scoffed. As someone raised during the age of ironic t-shirts, along with childhood favorites like The Simpson's I welcome most everything with scoffs. So this is the lens through which I viewed the actual workshop. But after the actual workshop had ended my point of view had undergone a 180. The motivational speakers were interesting, inspiring, and exciting. The exercises were helpful. Plus, thesnacks were delicious. The important thing was I returned to the office with a revitalized sense of direction, tougher leadership skills, and a better relationship with everyone in my company. This was yet another reason why I shouldn't believe my cynicism..ceo advisory group