As another year draws to a close, many people begin to consider New Year’s Resolutions. Please Don’t! Resolutions are certainly a noble idea, but are often forgotten a few months into the new year. You will be a more effective leader if you use this time to seriously consider a… Read More »Eight Steps for a Successful Next Year
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Does someone who has a healthy bank account seem like they are successful? Perhaps you see famous people or someone who has made it to the top of their profession as successful. How do you define success? That might seem to be an easy question to answer at first. But… Read More »What Does it Mean to be a Success?
â€œSure, I know where weâ€™re going, follow me.â€ As you set off for the restaurant with friends in tow, you are filled with confidence. But after a couple of wrong turns things arenâ€™t looking familiar and it occurs to you that you really donâ€™t know where you are going. Embarrassing?… Read More »â€œFollow me!â€ Are you ready to say this?
How to Avoid Those Pesky Resolutions Every year I advise against New Year’s resolutions. They usually don’t work and just cause stress. You know the cycle: make a resolution, diligently strive to achieve the resolution, start to stress because you’re not achieving the resolution, forget about the resolution and return… Read More »How to Avoid Those Pesky Resolutions
I recently saw two separate and contradictory articles about goals. The first suggested that goal setting was an artifact of management by objective and was no longer necessary in today’s business world. The other encouraged leaders to set “stretch goals” for their teams; goals for which the leader is willing… Read More »Why Stretch Goals Aren’t Effective
This week we welcome guest blogger Rob Cannon. Rob is Captain of Engine 7 for the NoDa Charlotte Fire Department. â€œFailure is not an option!â€ In the movie Apollo 13 these are the words NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz uses to rally his team of rocket scientists as they worked… Read More »“Failure is NOT an option.” Um. Well, actually…
By Perry J. Martini, Ph.D. Most of us have fond memories of the fairy tales we read (or that were read to us) as children. They were entertaining, often times humorous, but without our knowing taught us important lessons for later life. One of the most universally read fairy tales… Read More »Why Set Goals?
As 2015 faded into memory many of us raised a glass and sang Auld Lang Syne, even if we don’t know what the words mean. Then a new year began. Have you made your resolutions for the new year? Hopefully you haven’t. Here’s a better idea. First, review your goals, both personal and… Read More »New Year’s resolutions? Resolve to set real goals instead!