Wednesday, June 18, 2014
With the candidate for employment submits responses to the questions on values and goals, detailed in the previous blog entries, the candidate continues through the pre-application process. We begin the Straight-A Guide method at this stage, just as all people who work through courses we teach at The Michael G. Santos Foundation.
Candidates read through the following essay on Attitude:
Section 3: Attitude
At Global Property Alliance, we build teams with A-players. That’s why we use the Straight-A Guide in our pre-application process. What is the Straight-A Guide? It’s a self-assessment tool. Those who adhere to it ensure that they’re always advancing, improving, striving to become the best in the world at what they do.
The Straight-A Guide begins with attitude.
Our team members have the right attitude. They’re self-motivated and obsessively driven to achieve extraordinary results. They know how to define success in life and they do not need to be managed. If we have to manage someone, we know we’ve made a hiring mistake. When we succeed at hiring, it’s because of the team. When we make a mistake in hiring, I’ll be the first to own the error. I’ll also be quick to make a correction.
We guide our team members, we teach our team members, we inspire our team members, and we develop our team members. But we don’t manage our team players. The A-players on our team have tremendous passion for all they’re striving to achieve. We measure their attitude by their 100 percent commitment to success, as they define success.
What does that mean? Well, for one thing, those who succeed in joining our team always do what they say they’re going to do. They are deliberate, with a 100 percent hit rate of fulfilling their commitments. They reverse engineer success and they take ownership of every decision. Such people have great discipline. Through their discipline they develop great confidence because their lives are the embodiment of unconscious competence. They always keep their head in the game.
Our culture at Global Property Alliance functions much like a great sports team, where every individual on the team trusts others to go all in. We work together in total transparency, with everyone understanding the role they play in making our organization great. It’s bigger than any single player, but every single player shares the same 100 percent commitment to the enterprise.
We operate in the open, transparently, without political or hidden agendas. We recruit those who aspire to perform at the highest levels. Their success challenges and inspires others to do more for the team. That’s why we recruit A-players, people who commit to reaching their highest personal potential.
Question for candidates:
Please use the example above as a guide. Use your discretion to write a narrative that will help us understand your attitude.
(Please insert your response here and return as a part of your completed pre-application.)
Days since my release from prison: 310
Miles that I ran today: 8.12
Miles that I ran so far this week: 35.18
Miles that I’ve run during the month of June: 136.34
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 1,270.11
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 1,129.89
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 153.21
My weight for today: 166