Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
Lesson Learned: Visualization improves performance.
At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Retton became the first gymnast to win the all-around gold medal. Following the win, Time magazine reported in an Olympics story, "On the night before the finals in women’s gymnastics, famous athlete Mary Lou Retton, then 16, lay in bed at the Olympic Village mentally rehearsing her performance ritual."
Before you interview for your next job, try visualizing your performance—including common interview questions and your answers. You may not win a gold medal, but a second interview could lead to a first place finish.