Category Archive: Goals

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

The Power of Commitment

A risk free life is a boring life. Yesterday, a college senior and I discussed life and career choices. He feels stressed. He realizes a decision today may establish the direction of his… Continue reading

The #1 Reason Conflict Resolution Doesn’t work

I searched through several pages of conflict resolution strategies on the Internet. They all included useful ideas but none of them included the first and essential step. They included things like: #1. Identify… Continue reading

Into the Unknown

Win a free, signed copy of “Courting your Career.” Read Shawn Grahams guest blog and see how. ***** Into the Unknown Embracing personal vision-driven goals is counter intuitive because letting go of certainty doesn’t… Continue reading