One thing I know for sure…the energy in the room matters. You know it when you are in a room of excited, passionate, energetic people. The energy in the room is palpable. There is an intensity and purpose. There is often laughter. On the flip side, you know it when the energy is down. There is an unspoken hostility. You can feel the frustration and anger bubbling just below the surface. For me, it’s often almost hard to breathe, because the oxygen almost feels like it’s been decreased. You can feel it when you walk into the room. We all can. I would also submit to you that just one person can affect that energy. In a larger organization, that effect might be muted a bit. But it will still be there. In their corner of the company, one negative person can suck the energy out. It will affect the rest of their team. But in a small company, that one person can be a disaster. A person with a “bad apple” attitude can seep that attitude into every corner of the place. It will start by infecting the employees, and then it will make it’s way to the people you want to serve. Most of us have seen it happen. You have seen it in school, or in companies, or even in communities. So if we agree that: 1. The energy of an organization is palpable…and…2. That energy can affect the power of the organization…and…3. One person can change that energy for the good or for the bad… Then there is just one important question to ask yourself today. What kind of person will you be in your organization? We all have the ability to impact our organization. We just have to choose how we want to do it. Choose wisely. Make sure you never miss an update. Sign up here to become a part of our VIP list.