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An e-mail I sent to my COO:

I think this fellow is right, and what he says applies to many of the things we do. I wish he would have talked about mastery and purpose more, because I think they are even more important than autonomy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y&feature=player_embedded

Yes “I wish he would have” is a southern colloquialism. Times past, I was a grammar snob. But 1) I realized that good grammar doesn’t make good people, and 2) I heard a VP in this same organization calling us “you’uns” repetitively in a meeting. So, I don’t think the COO will mind. The CEO isn’t as involved in the day-to-day as he used to be, or I would have remembered to cut him in on the e-mail. And, I guess if #2 thinks it’s worth it, he’ll show it to #1, huh?

3 comments to Motivation

  • I heard a VP in this same organization calling us “you’uns” repetitively in a meeting. So, I don’t think the COO will mind.

    I have laughed at this all day long. God I love living in the South.

    I hope to get to watch the entire video sometime tonight. I was able to get in about 5 minutes so I will start over later.

    Did the VP say “you’uns” or was it more like “yuns” or “ye’uns”?

  • I guess it was more like “ye’uns”. I never heard it much growing up, but near Sand Mountain it is used rather frequently.

  • I hear it all of the time around here. It comes out more like “yuns” here in Northeast Georgia and I have heard it a good bit from guys who were raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

    I never let grammar bother me. I have heard it all and have said most of it. It is true. Good grammar does not make good people. But my wife gets on my ass all of the time for using grammar that I know is not correct but it is just natural for me.

    I still intend to watch the motivation video sometime today. God knows I need some motivation today and every day.

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