Category Archive: Goals

7 Forward-Facing Questions to Evaluate the Past

Past tense leaders don’t clarify results or methods, before you take action. But, when it’s over, they critique and tweak what you did. Lousy leaders are wise after the fact. Correcting the past:… Continue reading

Under the Gun to Get it Done

Projects get to a point when things start falling apart. Failure rises  up. Some people panic. Others give up.  Reality: Competence in one area doesn’t transfer to other areas. In some conditions complexity and… Continue reading

17 Ways to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges

It’s Sunday afternoon. While others are relaxing, Monday weighs on your mind. You’re preparing to meet the problems, opportunities, issues, and challenges waiting on your desk. Most leadership conversations involve: Someone needing something. Tensions… Continue reading

15 Secrets to Overcoming the Dark Side of Dreaming

Lofty dreams have a dark side when they devalue slow, incremental progress. Don’t wait for giant leaps toward noble dreams. Successful leaders bringing dreams to life in the present. Warning: Big dreams don’t… Continue reading

How to Eliminate Performance Reviews

Traditional performance reviews are like the Easter Bunny. They don’t really deliver. I wish a Fairy would sprinkle fairy dust over every organization and eliminate this fraudulent waste of time, energy, and resources. Distraction:… Continue reading

Two Words that Create Focus Quickly

He just stood there, pleased with himself… Our children played Tee Ball. Focus isn’t part of a kid between 4-6 years old. They wander around the outfield chasing butterflies, scratching themselves, and finding… Continue reading