Category Archive: Goals

Finding fascinating goals

Some clichés are clichés because they’re true. “Aim at nothing and you’ll hit it,” is one. You first Tolstoy wisely said, “Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.” Think… Continue reading

How to start right and end well

Over coffee yesterday, a local business leader complained to me, “I can’t get him to decide.” Decision-making is one of your greatest leadership challenges. I believe you’ll flounder until you make the two… Continue reading

What if you aren’t talented and smart?

If you aren’t talented: Build strategic relationships rather than working on your own. Solve the frustrations of others. Develop a reputation as a finisher. Follow your passion. “Passion trumps everything,” Gary V. Succeed… Continue reading

How to rule out rules?

Having rules is safe. Rules protect Rules simplify Rules create consistent Rules maintain predictability Not having rules is dangerous. Rules mask individuality Rules stifle creativity Rules kill vitality In my opinion, rules are… Continue reading

Three styles that take you there

Paul Thornton believes successful managers practice and master three core management styles. Directing — Discussing — Delegating Directing includes defining deliverables, establishing timelines, and explaining how you want something done. Vague directions produce… Continue reading

How To Multiply Value

You add value by yourself. You multiply value by mentoring. I heard someone say, “When you mentor someone, you make them like yourself.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Steven Spielberg wisely… Continue reading