Through discussions I’ve had with medical staff at the Veteran’s Administration I learned that many veterans are not comfortable shining the light upon themselves. Whatever a veteran’s sacrifice, he or she is humbled by the other veterans who have made even greater sacrifices. During Veteran’s Day public appreciation exists but contrasts with a very personal experience that many veterans tend to harbor. For many, individual recognition is uncomfortable. In general, the appreciation for veterans offered on Veterans Day is valued and appreciated by veterans.
At Talent Plus, we identify talent as a person’s natural ability to achieve near-perfect performance. We also believe that everyone has talent. Talent is dependent upon the opportunity to express it. Leah Tan has great talent and has shown her talent in a variety of ways over the last several years, both in the workplace and at home with her growing family.
Alan Momeyer is a loyal friend to Talent Plus and has long been a client of ours in his work as the Vice President of Human Resources for Loews Hotels Corporation. He was a featured speaker at our Client Engagement Roundtable last year held in San Diego just as he was beginning his retirement. A lifelong baseball fan, we extended once again an invitation to join us for the College World Series, held annually in Omaha, and to come speak to Talent Plus associates about the impact The Science of Talent has had on his career and life in general. We are honored to share a few pieces of his blog and his trip below.
"From Tuscany to...Nebraska?
Does it get any more yin and yang than that?
In 1979 I went to Atlantic City to serve on the opening team of the Playboy Hotel and Casino. It was a boom town, bustling with activity. Numerous casinos were under construction. The energy and excitement were palpable. It was a heady time. Atlantic City was being reborn.
In conversation with a long-time resident, I learned that in days gone by diving horses had been a major attraction along the once famous boardwalk. A horse and rider would walk up a long ramp to a high platform that extended over the ocean and jump off. Voluntarily! Diving horse.
I remember a situation where a department head in a luxury hotel really botched the employee roster, resulting in a lot of service defects, upset guests, upset employees and unnecessary costs. The department head’s supervisor (the Food and Beverage Director) was chewed out by the General Manager. The Food and Beverage Director’s response was to declare that henceforth she would review all rosters from all food and beverage departments before they became final.