By Vickie Elmer
The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over in five minutes.
Our life in cubicles may not have the pageantry or the television crews, yet we face many critical moments where preparation and an ability to focus will help us propel our career, or see it drop like the seventh place finisher in cycling. Our Olympics may be a presentation before senior management or a key deadline for a report or upgrade to a computer system.