Thursday, June 19, 2014
At The Michael G. Santos Foundation, we always teach those who study through The Straight-A Guide the importance of making values-based, goal-oriented decisions. Their attitude, however, reflects their commitment and we consider nothing less than a 100 percent comment as being necessary for success. I expect that same level of commitment from individuals who apply for employment. Our pre-application screens for that commitment, and then asks the candidates to define their aspirations.
I wrote the following essay to help job candidates understand what aspiration means in terms of The Straight-A Guide:
Section 4: Aspiration
At Global Property Alliance we recruit people who aspire to greatness. Our Straight-A Guide pre-application process helps. After applicants define their values and goals, we advance to the concept of attitude. Then we follow with a lesson on aspiration. Every member on our team aspires to reach his or her highest personal potential. Members thrive when working in the midst of others who share similar aspirations.
Great people attract more great people. They’re different from mediocre people because they dream, or aspire. More importantly, they know how to turn aspirations into realities. Contrast A-players from those who are comfortable with mediocrity.
Whereas great people attract more great people, mediocre people attract more mediocre people. Mediocre people love to work in environments where targets are low and easy to reach, where feedback is always “You’re doing great,” but where no one aspires to greatness. Society offers all types of jobs for the mediocre. Yet those who lack appreciation for the importance of aspirations would not find Global Property Alliance a good fit.
Ours is a high-energy culture for people who want to control their own destiny. Out team members exude passion in everything they do. They want to raise the bar continuously. Others who share that same passion energize them. They’re driven by incentives. They’re always eager to do more, to learn more, and to contribute more so that they can achieve more.
Question for candidates:
Let us know more about your aspirations. In what ways do you pursue excellence?
(Please insert your response here and return as a part of your completed pre-application.)
Days since my release from prison: 311
Miles that I ran today: 0
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: 146.64
My weight for today: 166