I have been doing a fair bit of reflecting over the last several months. Business commitments have lessened and in the lull I’ve found myself questioning my focus and direction. Note to self (and readers): Schedule regular time for reflection! Pausing to reflect is a good habit to establish and one that shouldn’t be put … More Winning the Game of Life
I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading these days on goal setting and the theme of a recent professional development day also shone a spotlight on visualizing a better tomorrow. It is timely as the end of the year is quickly approaching and I need to pause and reflect on where I am and where … More What’s Your Finish Line?
Unless you are a newcomer to the world of work, you have probably been asked to develop SMART objectives for either a project you are working on or for your annual performance work plan. SMART stands for the desirable elements contained in a well-written objective: Specific – it is clear what you are focusing on … More Writing Perfectly SMART Objectives
If you’ve done any reading at all on the topic of goal setting and leadership, you will likely have encountered the concept of stretch goals. In an article posted on the Mind Tools website, the editorial team nicely summed up stretch goals as: a seemingly impossible goal that challenges people to re-evaluate what they thought … More The Optimum Stretch Goal
I think most of us have heard, and perhaps even quoted, William Shakespeare’s iconic line from Romeo and Juliet, when Juliet muses, “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” It certainly seems to make sense – a name is merely a label that helps … More A Goal By Any Other Name