I was in a retail environment when I heard the softly spoken, yet magical words: Can I ask your opinion? Oh, sweet nirvana . . . a slice of ruminative heaven captured within a grammatically challenged five-worded query, posed to someone whose inventory of opinions could populate the same spreadsheet used to calculate a rocket’s … Continue reading Can I Ask Your Opinion?
Bill Marriott, Jr., Executive Chairman of Marriott International, has long established that, in his opinion, the four most important words a leader can utter are: What do you think? Like a brush stroke from one of history’s masters, his statement adds incredible depth and perspective to the importance of including the thoughts and opinions of … Continue reading What Are You Thinking?
“Hold your breath, Make a wish, Count to three” . . . And upon whispering those immortal words, Willy Wonka invited his guests to explore a world of pure imagination. We’ll borrow upon Mr. Wonka’s sentiment as we usher out an indelible year, and welcome in a new era, one in which imagination is the … Continue reading JUST KEEP THINKING
Preparing for an interview is a lot like baking a cake. Think about it. You gather your ingredients, follow a sure-fire, can’t miss recipe you discovered on-line, mix everything together, throw it in the oven, close your eyes and hope for the best. And if you’re like a vast majority of the general public, the … Continue reading Interview Step #1: Bake Your Cake