Lion vs. Gazelle …
Every morning in Africa, A gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It does not matter whether you are a lion or gazelle, when the sun comes up you had better start running. – Jim Rea
Added by Michael North on April 29, 2013 at 10:53am —
On December 31st, I returned to my desk at work for a short day that would see me set up several interviews, coordinate with my more active hiring managers, and still have enough time to take a moment and breathe.
In the previous week I had enjoyed some very interesting and fun AIRS training provided by the Right Thing, an ADP company where I now work having joined them less than 6 months ago.
The whirlwind end to 2012 caught me and made me just dwell on some… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 3, 2013 at 2:15am —
“I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was.” These are the words of arguably the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali. He gave everything to be the best at what he did.
With Gold, Silver and Bronze up for grabs in London, is it ok to strive for less than the best? In my opinion it’s not. That’s the opinion of someone who is not a world class athlete that has not earned the right to be part of the greatest show on earth. I absolutely respect each competitor who… Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on August 8, 2012 at 6:12am —
As my recruitment career continues and the list of candidates I deal with increases, it becomes very apparent that there is a small minority that truly stand out above the rest, the elite. There is a very definite quality they have and that is shown in the extra level of effort in all that they do.
With Euro 2012 in full flight (never mind England, we'll get… Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on June 28, 2012 at 4:55am —
It was two years ago I wrote the blog link above - I couldn't help but be amazed at how many incredible things happen on our journey of life. This ever changing industry, the ever changing talent landscape, the ever changing fads, ideas, and circumstances which drive our lives including technology and science all… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 26, 2012 at 10:00pm —
Recently I read an article on ‘fear’, which stated the 12 top types of fear and what/where they generally stem from. An example of this would be “Fear of failure – This type of fear has its roots in the misconception that everything you do has to be 100% successful.”
I object to fear for the most part, anything thought in this vein is an… Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on May 9, 2012 at 6:39am —
There are times in every career, every moment of the day where a point of decision about how to approach things, how to win the battles that others throw our way, and how to make greatness the pivitol differentiating inner commitment where one defines for themselves just how much they will… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 27, 2012 at 1:20am —
19 miles south of Monterey Bay in CA one comes around a high cliff and while winding around a bend comes across a curious sight. A volcanic rock jutting out from a small peninsula topped with a light station, and buildings of the utmost beauty. As one notices the blue water and changing tides, the journey… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 26, 2012 at 3:00am —
First off, let me start by saying Happy New Year.
So the festive season is at an end and hopefully you have had your fill of fine food and wine, Christmas and the New Year has enabled you to spend quality time with your friends and family. Now we have the joy of looking ahead and getting back to reality, with this in mind we start to think of what we want from this year, our hopes and dreams i.e. winning the lottery and winning the euro millions back to back!!
And then reality… Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on January 3, 2012 at 7:00am —
I looked back and pulled the Bow up to my ear and pulled back the string as far as it would go, it was a bright sunny day in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with my heart and mind tuned to nature as never before for 2 weeks of fun. As I pulled the bow string back I let fly the arrow that found it's mark… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 20, 2011 at 10:30pm —
The topic of the economy continues to be at the forefront of every discussion. Today, I returned from South San Francisco after conducting a workshop entitled Link-up to LinkedIn, LinkedIn Basics - advertised here:
As I met with great HR Leaders and thinkers in… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 10, 2011 at 1:19am —
This was the sign that greeted me on July 1st, 2010, as I reached one the crown jewels of my vacation. I was headed to a family reunion, that would propel me through Yosemite, and onward to Lake Tahoe. It was in Yosemite I had a chance to remember when as a young man, of 10, that visit that had changed my life. I had at that time had the privilege of a Memorial Day weekend trip with my family. On this day, I was on a journey to greet my wife… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 14, 2010 at 5:11am —
This is a very exciting week for me! I recently took on a big challenge and taught myself how to use Adobe’s Dreamweaver software to build my own webpage. I have now officially launched the Career Courageously site
The process of building a webpage is much more than learning code and picking colors. It actually forces you to crystallize your offers and build a cohesive brand around those offers. It was in this process of… Continue
Added by Valerie Gonyea on December 17, 2008 at 11:13am —
There I was 40 feet in the air, having just climbed the pirates net to the top of the high ropes course. Sitting on the perch looking at where to go next, it occurred to me that I was scared x&*%less.
I called to “Big Dog,” the group leader, and asked what I do next. His response was to “follow your instinct”. For 23 years in recruiting I followed my instinct and for the most part it led me the right way. Other times that old instinct got me in trouble. “What if my instinct is… Continue
Added by Margaret Graziano on July 6, 2008 at 12:30pm —