I am on vacation – yippee – in
New Mexico. I am pleased to be presenting posts while I am gone from
several blogging buddies. I know you will find what they have to write
interesting. There are two kinds of posts:
- Some folks are providing a post about whatever interests them.
- Some folks have graciously agreed to answer a set of questions I offered a couple weeks back.
I thank all my contributors!
Here is a post by Dave whose blog is called, David V. Lorenzo!
What do you do?
I am a Partner in The Gallup Organization. I help companies and individuals develop strategies that improve the value they provide to their customers. On the corporate side I have three objectives: 1). Develop a strategy that will create industry transformation and position my clients to lead that transformation. 2). Help my client´s business become a leader in its industry. 3). Provide a 10X return on my client´s investment in Gallup by year 3 of our relationship.
On the individual side: I strive to help my clients establish a career that allows them to live their lives the way they have dreamed. Some clients want work / life balance. Some of them want to maximize career success. Some of them don´t know what they want and I try to help them figure that out.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the process of helping my clients. I live to learn and I learn from each interaction with others. For me it is about "the thrill of the hunt"??. I especially enjoy making complex ideas simple.
What drives you insane?
Negativity. Life is full of opportunity. People who have a negative attitude are closing the door to many opportunities.
How many blogs do you read?
I read about 10 — 15 blogs per day. I check the business-related blogs every morning when I get and I check some news/media blogs throughout the day.
What do you look for in a blog?
I look for new information. I scour the internet to find original ideas.
How do you think your work world will change in the next 5 years?
I am currently writing a book and I have plans to start my own firm in 2006. I will focus on individual improvement — making the world a better place one person at a time.
What’s one thing you would like to learn about in the next year?
I am fascinated by the impact the media has on human behavior. I am doing some research on this topic with some colleagues and I hope to have some solid leads during the next year.
What’s your favorite book?
I love to read. I have many favorites. This includes everything from The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius to Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman.
What’s your daily mantra (the message you tell yourself over and over in your head)?
Persistence pays. I can make it happen.