Category Archive: Goals

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

Vacillation or Agility

Changing organizational-direction may feel like instability. Worse yet, some may think that leaders that adapt are weak. The end result is uncertainty among the troops. Uncertainty drains vitality which leads to disloyalty and… Continue reading

Measuring intangibles

“What gets measured gets done, what gets rewarded gets repeated.” It feels awkward to measure the relational aspect of leadership. For example, setting a goal to have a two minute conversation with three… Continue reading

Personal Accountability?

Leading, by default, creates accountability. Deadlines, projects, problems, meetings, and deliverables naturally create leadership accountability. What about personal accountability? I’ve never been held accountable for personal habits. Sure, I’ve been corrected many times,… Continue reading

Working backwards moves you forward

“Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey Success depends on your ability to envision a preferred future. Organizational leaders define success before it happens. ***** Drucker famously said, “Management is doing things right;… Continue reading