Leaders often want to get big things done. So, they set Big Goals! You can check out these very brief free videos which give you an overview of effective goal-setting and you will see why I love the idea of Big Goals. However, sometimes Big Goals become a Big Joke in an organization. And the joke is on the leader who sets them. Way too often, leaders will pronounce a … [Read more...] about Big Goal or Big Joke?
Recently, I was teaching a group of nonprofit executives about Almost Impossible Goals and Innovation. One of them said “How am I supposed to get staff to spend time on this when they are already booked 100% on other things they are doing?” The answer, of course, is that you need to give people time away from their current projects to do this. And it is not a popular … [Read more...] about Give Me Some Slack!
In one of my new goal-setting videos I make a big deal out of the importance of setting goals as Outcomes vs Activities. This has led to some people asking me if Activity Goals are “bad.” And the answer is “No,” but – Activity Goals need to be connected to Outcome Goals. In the goal-setting process, set the Outcomes you want first. Then you create Activities that you … [Read more...] about Outcomes, Activities, & Milestones
As you prepare for the new year, here is a reminder of advice from an article I wrote in The Washington Post a few years back: "Set Goals, Not Resolutions." You can check out the article at this link. And you can see my new video series on The Power of Goals at this link. Check it out and take on the new year with fresh momentum! Have a SuperFantastic 2021! … [Read more...] about Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2021!
James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, is a best seller and was recently #1 on the Wall Street Journal list of best business books. I highly recommend it! The book title is a little play on words which means that a lot of very small daily habits can compound to make an explosive difference in our lives. Here are a few of the helpful takeaways from the book. *Create an … [Read more...] about Atomic Habits