The last 2 days I served as a table facilitator for a work leadership workshop. The fact that I have been able to sit still for the 8 hours yesterday with limited self induced blackberry interuptions is a blog in itself.
This blog however is about my favorite role play, "how to tell an employee that they have body odor". I have personal experience in this area (more than once) and have amused others as I have embellished the story over the years.
Yesterday The Greek Goddess, Demetra topped any smelly odor story or amusement I could share. Direct quote (following the detailed story of how she had to counsel him for his stinky problem, "The counseling worked, thank goodness, but the other day I walked into his office. And OH MY, I recognize that smell. (PAUSE FOR DRAMA EFFECT). I guess I am a bad leader because I went to my meeting and didn't go back to verify."
Yes, body odor counseling is a dilemna.
By the way, last night I had baked garlic for dinner. Thank goodness no one had to counsel me on the terrible left over breath today.