I want to start off by saying that I did not wake up early to watch the Royal wedding of William and Kate, but with every media outlet reporting on it missing it has been difficult.
But through my second-hand exposure, what I have been able to reflect on is how alike we all are... regardless of title, wealth, or power - we are all just people.
Prior to the wedding, there was reports of Kate's ... umm... "Eccentric" Uncle Gary Goldsmith and his past
At the wedding there was everyone from Elton John to David Beckham... So what?
At any wedding you go to, everyone will have a relative they really hope will behave... then there is the unpredictable acts that children do:
From Tom Pettifer doing what 8-year olds do best:
To an overwhelmed bridesmaid, Grace Van Cutsem:
But what does this have to do with regards to those of us in the workplace?
Alot. While all of us aspire and respect people with title's like: VP, Director, CEO, Prince, etc. we are who we are.
While I don't think the words "Can we afford this" ever left Katie's mouth in preparing for the wedding, and most of us will never be involved in any ceremony of this level, at the end of the day it is a wedding between 2 people.
Regardless of title and background, they are just 2 people that found each other and want the best for each other - regardless of their crazy relatives... on both sides.
If I could tie this into the workplace, it would be to say that it is important to remember the human side in everything you do... we are not perfect... and neither are our families.
All the best to William & Kate!