When I interview

Just one thing is really going through my mind:  Am I energized by this conversation?

What’s energizing will differ depending on the role – its content, seniority, what skills and disposition it requires.

But at the end of the day, it’s visceral.

What the dogs know

My dogs can tell the difference between the sound of emptying a clean dishwasher and filling a dirty one.  They can even tell the difference between the sound of doing dishes and of moving food from one container into another (when food inevitably falls on the floor).

Sure, it’s Pavlovian, but it also speaks to how much you can know by honing in on the one thing that matters most to the outcome that you care about.

Do you know what that one thing is for you?  If not, how can you find out?