Does Past History Help to Predict Future Performance?

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The recruiting process is supposedly designed to ferret out talent a potential employee possesses, to provide insight in selecting the right person to join our team. So why do people appear to succeed in previous roles, then fall short of expectations when we hire them? Development of recruiting approaches in recent years has honed the process of

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Small Steps

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The search for dramatic change in our lives, to make a quantum leap forward is a quest that I believe possesses most of us. There is a hunger inside of us (sometimes self-imposed and sometimes from external forces… i.e. parents, spouses, bosses) to break bad habits, earn more money, complete projects that have been gnawing at us. I have found that the road to drastic changes begins with small steps, simple shifts that lead to remarkable outcomes.

 

Late in the day, after countless phone calls to secure new projects or arrange interviews for candidates I had recruited, I was ready to call it quits and

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How to Make a Dream a Reality

Dreams to Reality

 

 

Many of us have dreams that almost seem like a fantasy. Today I’m witnessing a dream become a reality right before my eyes.

 

When Nikki was 10 years old she walked up and boldly declared “I want to be a Vet.” When I asked why she explained, “I saw how much the bill was for Colonel (our dog) and it was ridiculous”. Curiously I asked, “How much will you charge?

 

“Ten dollars.”

 

I told her clients will be lining up!

 

15 years later the fire in her eyes never dimmed.

 

Today she walks across the stage at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary College of Medicine as Dr. Nikki.

 

At lunch last week I asked her what she had to fight along the way to get through, in order to make this dream move from fantasy to reality. We built this list:

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2017: Ready to Follow the Early Explorers to Achieve Your Dreams?

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I have often wondered what it might have felt like for the early explorers to set foot on new land, horizons yet to be discovered. As 2017 is about to unfold, can we follow in their footsteps and consider the New Year as uncharted territory waiting for you to discover the treasure to be found.

 

Will you follow in their steps?

 

Have a map

What success would they have had if the explorers left port, opened their sails to the wind without plotting a course, to be carried where the current would take them? Have you mapped out your direction for what you want to accomplish or are you drifting into the year hoping the current will be kind to you.

 

New destinations or same rut

The explorers bravely sought new doors to open, which literally changed the face of the world. Do you have a “reach” goal to pursue, something that makes the heart pound when you think of obtaining it? Adrenalin inspires creativity.

 

What are you committed to?

A waiter once asked what was the difference between bacon and eggs. In the process of reaching my breakfast table, it was pointed out the chicken is involved, the pig is committed. The explorers, rather by sea or land, left fueled with a commitment that discovered majestic mountains, mighty rivers, endless oceans and spectacular ice caps. Think of what you can achieve by committing to new actions.

 

When I push myself to take action, something magical happens. – Nely Galan Media Mogul

 

2017 is a blank page, waiting for you to craft your story. It can be a special journey. The ride is quite simple if you focus on taking 5 steps each week. Can’t wait to hear what you discover along the way.

 

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Social Media Is Only a Contact Sport

 

Connectivity…

You finally did it! The perfect lamp that both accents the room and casts just the right amount of light rests next to the couch. The one shrouded elegantly, yet with warmth by a shade matching the accent colors of the small stitches in the sofa. This is not an inexpensive piece, it is unique and the result of countless hours of planning and talking and searching.

Yet, it sits in the corner, pale and shadowy, adding nothing to the room. Frustrated you stomp over to see why this rare find has no energy. As you trace the cord running from its base you find that somehow no one has plugged your treasure into the electrical outlet. With a simple flick of the wrist power flows and the beauty created by its Maker radiates, filling the room.

The same is true of the people who choose to follow us. Without connection, they will never become what they were intended to be.

 

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief architect of FaceBook, is on a mission to connect the population of the world via the internet. His zeal for technology, along with the creators of LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media outlets, provide a valuable tool for us to establish and maintain contact with family, long lost friends as well as be stalked by total strangers. What is missing from their algorithms and equations is

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