Tag: goals

Leadership tip: What middle managers need: Better leadership SUPPORT. What middle managers get instead: Leadership TRAINING.

The Senior Leaders are Missing Out

“This training is excellent, but what do we do if we’re not getting this type of support from our Manager?” “I’m frustrated because I’m giving my team this type of support and it’s working, but I get none of this from my Manager.” “I have no idea what my objectives are, how am I supposed…
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Leadership Tip: It's a great time to pull out your goal plan, celebrate your successes, think about the barriers, plan and do "the next right thing" with 4 pairs of hands giving thumbs up or high five.

Time to Revisit Your Goals?

Are your goals gathering dust? If you’re like many (most?) of us, your goal plans are currently sitting in a pile or a folder. Perhaps we can call it “The Good Intentions Folder.” So hard to get to.  So easy to forget. Turning goals into action requires discipline.  Focus.  Intention. Valuing and prioritizing the proactive,…
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Leadership Tip: Remote work is not the problem. DOn't try to solve your leadership issues by forcing people into the office

Forcing Return to Office Misses Opportunities

For remote work to work, leaders need to: These leadership practices build morale and motivation and contribute positively to performance both remotely AND in the office.  The “back to the office to get results” mandates are highlighting that managers are missing these essential skills.  They want people back in the office so they can do…
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This is my learning from failure post

This is Learning from Failure in Action

A few weeks ago I failed. I had made a goal to write and send/post an article every week.And then I failed.  Twice. My lesson from that failure was to increase my planning window to more than three days. I’ll have been away for 6 days by the time you read this. And you’re reading…
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Leadership tip: Define your success by YOUR progress, not by how you measure up to THEIR perfection. With a picture of women climbing up a bar graph toward a lightbulb.

Choosing Progress Over Perfection

They’d say it’s not enough. The 10 minutes I exercise. It should be longer. Faster.More. It’s not enough. And I need to remind myself that this is more.It’s more per week.It’s earlier.It’s more intense. Than when I started. While I may get to their more, right now, I need to focus on my more.I nudge forward…
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Leadership tip: Sometimes it’s not the goal that’s wrong, it’s the timing. with line art picture of hockey player holding a stick.

Is Your Timing Realistic?

My son joined local league hockey three years ago.He was 12.Had never played before. He had to create a goal for school.His goal was to get 10 goals in hockey that season.He got zero. And he didn’t give up. He learned what he needed to learn.He practiced.He tried. His third season is not yet over.He’s…
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Leadership Tip: Don't let failure be the end of your goal

Don’t Let A Failure Be the End of Your Goal

My goal was to write an article. I failed. I made a goal to write and send / post an article every week.I’ve kept it going for almost a year. And then I failed.  Twice. I took a week’s vacation. I didn’t plan far enough in advance. I returned to a holiday Monday.I hadn’t planned ahead.…
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Leadership tip: the benefits are the goal

Rethinking Goals Can Create Success

Have you ever made a goal, done something else instead, and felt like you were failing? You’re not alone. When we create goals, we always have an underlying reason for the goal – our deeper “why?”  But we don’t always (rarely?) sit down to think about it.  We don’t get clear on our bigger objective.…
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Leadership Tip: It's never too late to pull things out of your "I Should Do That Bag"

Better Late Than Never

I started reading Watership Down this week. A goal at least 30 years in the making. Someone spoke of the book during a leadership development program last week.  The old orange-spined copy that sat for years on the bookshelves in my childhood basement sprang to mind. I’ve always meant to read it.  Have carried the…
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Leadership Tip: Goals Don't Have to Suck

Goals Don’t Have to Suck

Thankfully, the stomach bug didn’t ruin our entire holiday, and I got to see many friends over the last couple of weeks. One thing that stood out was the number of people who talked and complained about goals.  But the thing is, it’s not really goals that suck.  It’s usually the way we think about…
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