Pat was a three time Eastern Oregon Amateur Golf champion and also the Pasco Amateur Golf champion. He enjoyed sports and was named the Scholar Athlete of the Year at Hermiston High School, lettering in golf, cross country and basketball. He traveled to Canton, China, on an International Sports Exchange for cross country running.
He operates inside and outside (87 3 point attempts). His brother Chris, is 20 pounds lighter, but leads the team in free throw attempts (150). Mike Bardo, at 6 10, is the tallest Zip but he only plays an average of 15 minutes.. Self assessment has become a mainstay of today business world. Walk into any progressive office and you bound to find employees intimately familiar with their attributes and shortcomings characteristics they often describe through colour coded or alphabetical evaluations that represent specific communication styles, work preferences and core values.As an inherently cynical individual, I lent little credence to such appraisals until an eerily accurate evaluation of my personal characteristics from a Myers Briggs test a few years ago forced me to set aside some of my doubts.So when I was approached by Shai Dubey, assistant professor and distinguished faculty fellow of business law, and director of the full time MBA program at the Queen School of Business, to complete an assessment of my cultural quotient or CQ, I agreed with only a few reservations.CQ is a relatively new phenomenon that is gaining prominence in Canada increasingly culturally diverse business community and at Queen where the first cohort of 240 business students were given the CQ test this year.The purpose of the CQ evaluation is to identify an individual willingness, capacity and strategy to understand others cultural attributes as a means of bridging communication and collaboration gaps.Participants results are anonymously entered into an international database (that now amounts to 30,000 evaluations across 40 countries) through which analysts can assess where individual countries rank in the four CQ fields of drive, knowledge, strategy and action.Once my CQ test was complete, the results were sent electronically to Prof. Dubey who later sat down with me to identify my strengths and weaknesses.It turns out my CQ drive and knowledge are fairly consistent with the international average.
This five hour commute not only bonded mother and daughter, but Alexandra finally had her male role model. Fischer helped her with homework, took her to the opera, attended her school plays and never let her mom speak during tennis lessons. His coaching partner, Robert Lansdorp, taught her a lovely one handed backhand and Fischer turned her serve into a 100 mph weapon.