Remember the last time you went jogging? If you don’t run that often, it can be a challenge. In this post, I want to focus on how jogging (running) can relate to your job. When running, most people tend to pick a route that has many landmarks. No matter if it is a short 5K run or a 10K plus run, you use those landmarks to determine how far you have run, or more importantly, how far you have to go! When running, the fastest way to create self-doubt if you are going to make the time goal, or to actually finish, is to constantly be looking at the landmark at the end of your run. This could be a tower, a tall building, etc., that you are able to see during your entire run. If you are always looking at the goal, it will seem to take forever to get there and make it seem more difficult. Continue reading The Run
I took my 8 year old daughter to a professional baseball game recently and am again reminded how everyday activities can be applied to business and professional thought. When I told her the morning of the game that we were going, she was excited and asked how much do baseball players make. To keep the conversation simple, I simply said about 10,000 USD per game. She looked at me and said, “Wow, that’s a lot,” then paused for a second and said “even if they lose?” In that moment, my only reply was, “yes they do… that doesn’t seem right, does it,” and she agreed. This little conversation is the inspiration for this week’s blog. Continue reading The Game
Have you ever wondered how some of your colleagues always reach success and are always over delivering? They seem to exceed their KPIs, requirements and daily activities with ease. These people are considered “the best.” In this post I want to talk about these professionals (‘the best” among us) as I am always asked by their colleagues, “how do they do it?” Continue reading The Best
I covered this topic several times over the years and would like to again focus on questions from candidates to their potential employer during the interview process. I want to focus on this again because I am still amazed at the number of silly and sometimes scary questions candidates ask. I hope this will reach as many candidates as possible to help with this very simple part of the interview process. As I detailed in the past, there are countless books, articles and even seminars focused on how to interview and I encourage everyone to utilize as much information as possible to ensure you present yourself well, make a lasting impression and for you understand if the potential employer is where you want to offer your skills and services.
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Happy New Year to All and best wishes to you and your loved ones in the New Year! Looking ahead again this year, I am extremely excited to work each day to ensure that our candidates, clients and colleagues are successful! There’s a full year of opportunities waiting to be taken. If you work hard, and more importantly, work smart, your future will be bright. Listed below are a few points to help you in 2019 build a strong and lasting career. If you choose to implement them, I am convinced you will grow and succeed! Continue reading 2019
Halfway through writing my biweekly blog, I came across this fantastic piece from “Mickey” on his official Rakuten blog. It is such a great lesson, I want to share this with you to hopefully inspire thought and action. If you are not in the career or company you truly want, make a change. If you are, be sure to map out what you want to accomplish, were you want to be and then what you need to reach your target. Most importantly, you must be willing and determined to do whatever is necessary each day to get what you want. And of course, remember to ask for it when the time is right! Continue reading The End