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You can see it in their eyes….focus, intensity,and determination. You also notice when it’s missing!
Fire in the eyes is what every coach loves to see, especially when that quality finds its companion with humble confidence.

Looking for the right hire? Listen to their words and determine if words match their eyes.

Invite your perspective employee hire finalist, as a group, to dinner at a known quality restaurant. Keenly watch and listen to their interaction with you and the others. At the invite to dinner, just mention, “others will be joining us”.

This screening process will allow you to measure several dynamic characteristics that can not be observed or detected in an interview environment.

Fire in their eyes? Yes, possibly white hot in initial interviews. Reality and the true intensity of the fire and much more always surfaces in a social arena.

Looking for your next “right hire?” Do diligence with the interview process. Before you extend an offer of employment, extend the “on stage dinner invite”. It is amazing how easy it will be to to make you best decision to hire or to not hire based on the “fire in their eyes” and all the dynamics of personality, communication and social skills that perfectly fit the hire you are looking to join your business or organization.

Dave Fackler
Non-Profit Fix It Patch, Inc.


It’s 8:30 in the evening. I’d like the honor of sharing a short thought with you. Do I have your permission? I promise to be brief.

My title for this posting is, ” HOW GOOD DO YOU THINK YOU ARE”?

Often, I act as if I can do it all. Next observation, by trying this approach I find myself feeling very lonely. Not a god feeling. To be most effective, I recommend we work in a TEAM ENVIRONMENT”. Why TEAM….because I am seldom able, if ever, to see the whole picture. The acronym T.E.A.M. = Together We Can Accomplish More.

Obviously, even the best of team members are required to work as an individual. Just a fact of life. Great leaders have learned the discipline of intense individual work. We improve through individual focus and we take our contributions to the next level of excellence as we make use of our TEAM to BRING OUT THE BEST WE HAVE.

Summary: Work hard at your skill or dream individually. Then, share your work, ideas, dreams with your trusted team of great encourages who can expand on your work and offer additional perspective. Review your individual work with your team…make revisions…finally, put your work out there and be prepared for gifts of agreement and welcome as well as the reality of disagreeable observations or comments that you can choose to grow from, reject, or go to the corner of your room to sulk…and refuse to grow, even resulting from helpful or hurtful criticism.

You can be a Lone Ranger or you can experience the gift of your trusted TEAM and flourish.

Every great team is comprised of great dedicated individuals. The effort given to your individual disciplines will translate into an extremely valuable and impactful TEAM.


Trust this was helpful.