Tag Archives: Goals

Do I Really Need to Set Goals?

‘I Have No Time for Setting Goals’
When I am coaching other executives, I often hear them say to me that they focus hard on setting direction for the business and governing the plan. However, they often confess to not setting personal goals. When I ask, “why not?” they answer: “I don’t have time for that.”
Time […]

21 Best Practices in Leadership Development

Leadership Development is Important
Research and experience show that the quality of leadership affects employee effort and productivity; the ability to attract and retain talent; customer service and retention; profitability and market capitalization. Leadership development, done well, is a powerful way to build talent, unlock the potential of your people, improve individual and organizational performance, and […]

Measuring Productivity with Paperclips

Productivity and Paperclips
I once came across some paperclips in a desk drawer. The desk was one of many pieces of furniture that were recently purchased from an auction where the assets of a bankrupt business were being liquidated for pennies on the dollar. It was enough furniture to completely outfit an office.
When I reached into […]

Managing An Unpredictable Economy

With this unpredictable economy, every business has been through ups and downs, and they’re going to continue for the foreseeable future.
What do you do when the inevitable happens and things slow down? Panic? Sit in a dark room and bemoan your situation? Layoff your staff and close things down? Or do you take the opportunity […]

Cue… Action! It’s All About Goal Setting

Research shows that goal setting is of vital importance en-route to success, but then goes on to show that only about 5% of people actually write down their goals. Does that mean 95% of people are unsuccessful? During a recent conversation, I found goal setting compared to being like a short “to-do” list. (I should […]

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Since the first edition of my book “It’s Already Inside” came out in 2012 and my two subsequent books since then, each time I am interviewed by a journalist from Radio, TV or Print media, I am always asked the question: “Are leaders born or made?” When I give my answer, the debate inevitably ensues.
I […]