By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach at American Public University
Interviews can be static formalities that offer the opportunity to present your best self. Think about it: there is always the expectation of the interviewer controlling a rigid Q&A session to find that right fit for a job. As the interviewee, you may focus efforts on preparing … Read More »
It was a stunning and unexpected defeat. My boss and I were briefing the administrator on our recommended policy position for the agency. We had the research and data; we had a thoughtful, reasonable recommendation; it seemed like a no-brainer.
We miscalculated badly. The administrator rejected the recommendation and killed the policy. What did we learn?
Government … Read More »
When I open up my computer every morning a deluge of great inspirational quotes are waiting for me.
Many of these are aimed at success.
SUCCESS IS 99% ATTITUDE AND 1% APTITUDE.
SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION.
IN ORDER TO SUCCEED, YOU MUST FIRST BELIEVE.
But none of them tell me what success actually is.
If I have lots … Read More »
In Harvey Pennick’s Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf, the author shares a story of a brief conversation with someone he met at his church. The story goes like this:
“A woman at church remarked to me, ‘Harvey, that game you play doesn’t make sense. You hit a ball 250 yards off the tee and … Read More »