“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
Roosevelt differs from many of the Presidents before him in that he came from a wealthy family and struggled with poor health. He overcame his illnesses and eventually won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role in the Battle of San Juan Hill. Not many of us have the opportunity to make an impact like Roosevelt however we do have the opportunity to change our lives, our family, our company by the way we think and act. For example, the economists talk about the unemployment rate but never speak of the employment rate.
Chuck Swindoll who is an evangelical pastor further stated that the longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude is more important than facts, the past, than education, than money. Attitude will make or break a company. He further went on to state that the remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day. He was convinced that life is 10% what happens and 90% how we react to it.
Every day I talk to candidates and it amazes me that the successful candidates always seem to have a positive outlook about their personal and professional lives. Successful companies have leadership teams that espouse positive thinking and the leaders are always out in front leading the cheers. As a person who is talking with people on a daily basis I have started to listen carefully to them in order to ascertain a fix on their attitudes. A positive attitude leads to success and it is those candidates and companies that I prefer to represent.
Whether you are a company looking for “A” players or a candidate looking for an “A” company I can assist you in your search.
After ending my corporate career as a Vice President of Loss Prevention I started an Executive Seach Firm specializing in the placement of security and asset proteection executives domestically and internationally.