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Aw Come On, Be Realistic…

14 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
I have said it. Many times. So have many school counselors, bosses, friends, even parents.  Typically it was uttered as sage advice to dissuade a foolish act, to protect a loved one from crushing disappointment or, in my case, to steer an executive away from an ill-advised career choice that was sure to be a […] Read more»

Hope Is A Dangerous Word

8 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
SACRAMENTO — Hope is such a wonderful word.  It is wrapped in an aura of positive thoughts, personal aspirations and expectations.  It is forwarding looking. It can also be a deadly trap, an affliction that leads to failure. Having hope for success is not the same thing as having a strategy with specific tactics to […] Read more»

Execute With Passion

20 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
One secret to conducting an interview is to be prepared with good questions.  Here are a couple we use in our comprehensive Q&A encounters with candidates: Which of the following words will be the single most important determinant of success at the end of the day?  We are not interested in theory: –  People – […] Read more»