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Words of Success

27 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I love being a recruiter for many of the same reasons that I so enjoyed being a newspaper reporter in my earlier life. Sure, I like the research — preparing to begin an executive search engagement by doing a deep dive into the client’s organization, understanding the job, the people/working relationships, the performance expectations and […] Read more»

Stop!

24 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
If only… If only I had done this or that… If only we could get through our careers without making mistakes or without missing a performance target, our best intentions, our best efforts notwithstanding? But alas… “Hell is not merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them.  Yes, and furnished too.”  While […] Read more»

Putting Your Best Foot Forward — From the Start

22 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
“Put your best foot forward” is the kind of parental advice given to their impressionable teens beginning to make their way in the world from school events, college interviews or that search for the first job. The origin of this tried and true idiom was first recorded in the second edition of Sir Thomas Overbury’s […] Read more»