Category Archive: Goals

The 5 Superpowers of OKR’s

“If you seek to achieve greatness, stretching for amazing is a great way to start.” John Doerr Rethink: Set a goal that requires you to rethink the way you do things. Astro Teller,… Continue reading

Moon Shot Goals

Realistic goals are useful, but a Moon-Shot-Goal is transformative. John Glenn becoming the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. He spent 4 hours, 55 minutes, 23 seconds in space… Continue reading

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading

5 Ways to Choose Important Over Urgent

People tend to choose urgent tasks they can complete quickly and put off important tasks that take longer to complete. (The Mere Urgency Effect) Important tasks take longer and are more demanding than… Continue reading

How to Respond to an Angry Employee

Don’t ad lib when emotion is high. Prepare yourself to respond to an angry employee. Develop a plan. How to respond to an angry employee: #1. Emotion comes first. Diffuse hot emotion before solving tough… Continue reading

7 Ways to Know a Team Member is Ready to Stretch

Don’t coddle your team. Trust their ability to grow into new skills and responsibilities. Protecting people from challenges propagates dependence and sends the subtle signal that you don’t believe they will rise up.… Continue reading