While some might buck the “New Year” trend of setting goals for yourself as arbitrary, I still like the fresh start of a new year. My oldest son woke up on the morning of January 1st, excitedly telling me, “It’s 2019! Happy New Year!” We decided that a good New Year’s Resolution would be to eat more protein (he’s always hungry). My almost 5-year old son said he wanted to … [Read more...] about How are your New Year’s resolutions coming?
It is so easy to get sidelined and demotivated when working on a project. It is part of the human condition! New research* reported in Harvard Business Review provides some tips on ways to help boost your motivation: *Set Goals with Intrinsic Rewards. When the accomplishment of the goal itself is desirable, motivation tends to be more sustained. The motivation to work … [Read more...] about Motivational Booster Shots
Admittedly – I’m a goals addict. Not only does extensive research show that setting specific, hard goals leads to higher performance, I have seen it play out in my own life. Setting goals gives me a lot of fulfillment in life as it focuses me on my priorities and helps me accomplish things I care about. I set goals for all the important dimensions of my life. New Year’s … [Read more...] about Start Your 2019 Goals Planning Now
Grit – the exceptional stamina that individuals demonstrate to achieve high performance – is the topic of a recent article* in Harvard Business Review. People strong in grit are always striving to improve, make the sacrifices necessary to achieve, and remain in love with what they do. Research shows that grit predicts high performance in a variety of domains. Given the … [Read more...] about Building Organizational Grit
With the best of intentions, we often engage young staff in conversations about their career future. One one hand, this is a good thing because we want to support their professional development. On the other, it is probably unrealistic for staff who are just a couple years out of college to have a clear career path. Or if they do, it may turn out to be inaccurate. Authors … [Read more...] about Career Mentoring for Young Staff