I am thinking about a new piece for "Getting on the Same Page" and the focus will be "First Impressions." The idea to be explored is how strong they can sometimes be, and yet also be misleading. The goal is to continue to take "fresh data" and challenge our initial perceptions so that we can get the most accurate view possible. Understanding but not blindly accepting first impressions is important in both business and our personal lives. If you have a story to share, please do. My daughter shared her first impression about her swim coach who initially seemed overly-tough, impersonal and not in anyway motivating. Six years later, he is still her favorite coach of all times. Clearly her first impression, while having merit, morphed over the years.