The beginning of a New Year is a great opportunity to close a chapter, and have a fresh new start on a blank page. Reflection can help you set the right direction for the future, and these coaching question may be useful for you to focus on what matters most.
Many executives are likely to blindly follow the expectations of others rather their own inner compass. The question you have to ask yourself before taken the next career step is this: do I really want this?
Most executives I work with are highly skilled in strategic thinking; setting the direction is not a problem for them. Following the direction is! And this ability is what distinguishes outstanding leaders from the rest.
And here is where your classic to do lists and fancy apps fail. We all know what we “should” do, don’t we? At least equally important to knowing what to do is knowing what not do do.
This year may have had its highs and lows. There is probably a lot you can be proud of and a lot to be grateful for. There may be things which you have been putting off, and which you really want to change next year – isn’t a New Year a great opportunity to start on a blank page? Follow these five “simple” steps to make next year (even) better.
Setting goals is overrated. In fact, setting “SMART” goals can set you up for failure. You may run after your goals like the donkey after the carrot in front of the cart. You never reach it – or if you do, you may find it’s not as tasty as you expected.
It is this time of the year to reflect: what have I accomplished this year? What am I most are proud of? What do I want to achieve next year, and how can you overcome my immunity to change to live the life that I want?
Unfulfilled desires and attachment make our lives complicated. Happiness does not depend on achieving a specific outcome. Happiness comes from what you are doing while you are doing it. Learn how to practice detached involvement to experience happiness NOW.
Organizational complicatedness has risen by a factor of 35 since 1955 according to the Harvard Business Review.
If you too spend more time reporting KPIs rather than achieving them, here’s the way out: get the big picture first, then focus on less. Identify the critical few success factors to achieve your organizations’s overall goal, and focus on these consistently.
To make your way effectively thorough the jungle of performance targets, simply keep the three keys to success in mind: Direction, Focus and Execution! Once you do this consistently you will be amazed how success will trigger even more success.
Are you smart and highly motivated? Are you successful but somehow you feel you could achieve more? Are you frustrated because you don’t know how you will ultimately get where you want to be? Here are the four main reasons why you might not utilize your full potential – yet – and how you can turn this around.
Are you busy being busy but still not getting the results you desire? Do you feel something is just not right? Then step of the hamster wheel for a moment and start to do things differently. Or to do different things.
Learn about the seven most common mistakes that individuals as well organizations make when it comes to tasks and people issues. Learn to avoid them to unleash your potential as great leader while maintaining a healthy balance.