(nominated by Andy Mitchell)
I was in the MBA lounge last week and saw Dag Brummett speaking with one of our international classmates. I sat there for a while before I noticed that Dag was speaking much more slowly than usual. As I listened, it became clear that Dag was filling in this classmate on what had transpired in a meeting that had just ended. He answered questions and asked a few questions himself. Terms like "low hanging fruit" and "home run" can be mighty confusing to non native speakers.I was extremely impressed with his commitment to our community and as demonstrated by his admirable patience.
I know how eager I am to move on after long meetings, so for Dag to stay and review shows strong commitment to our values. I believe this commitment demonstrates Dag’s integrity. I have followed his lead and have stayed after meetings to review and answer questions with international classmates. I have seen other colleagues do the same thing, and the result is undeniably more camaraderie and higher productivity. Our international classmates have a tremendous amount of experience and expertise; special thanks to Dag for recognizing that fact and demonstrating how we can all benefit from their perspective.
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