Category: Goal Setting

3 Aspects Influencing Goal Realization

Many of us set goals—independently and as part of teams. We strive to set goals that are realistic and achievable, but we are not always able to realize the goals we set. In fact, sometimes it is extremely difficult to even make progress, let alone actually achieve our goals. From changing circumstances and a lack […]

Foundational Skills to Leverage in the New Year

Foundational Skills to Leverage in the New Year Originally published on Inside Indiana Business, January 20, 2022. Being proficient at completing the technical aspects of your position can only take you so far. To stand out from others, strong foundational skills are required. Individuals who are self-aware and adept at communication and relationship building, position […]

The Key to Dealing with Ambiguity When You’re Under Pressure

Your motivation and commitment support you through major, unplanned change. To focus, make sound decisions, and move forward toward your goals, you must make time for reflection and thinking. In doing so, you enable yourself to separate stress from decision-making. There are activities that you do to ensure you make the best decisions possible and […]

Preparedness Positions Us for Prosperity

Originally posted by Inside Indiana Business on January 13, 2021.   Both economic development and preparedness are extremely important. But they must be prioritized. Preparedness is always first. If you are prepared, you are positioned for prosperity. If you aren’t prepared, sustainable progress isn’t possible. I have witnessed this throughout my career. Once organizations gained […]

4 Costly Strategic Planning Mistakes: How Many Are You Making?

Effective Planning Can Result in Progress Many talented executives fail to fully appreciate strategic planning. The problem is they’ve not witnessed the progress that effective planning can help materialize. The unseen reason for their lack of optimism is minimal experience creating and implementing strategic plans.  When strategic plans are created time is usually tight, with […]

Improve Organizational Performance Using Strategic Decision Making

History has proven it: strategic planning is less valuable than it could be. The traditional strategic planning practice that involves business units presenting to executives on a periodic basis is outdated. This particular approach too often relies on assumptions or inherited legacy plans rather than data. History has proven it: strategic planning is less valuable […]

The Critical Need for Sound Leadership

Not All Leaders Are Prepared to Lead If you’ve recently found yourself frustrated and confused by leadership, you’re not alone. Being able to take charge during periods of rapid change and deal effectively with ambiguity are key competencies needed in today’s leaders. We need individuals who are decisive, trustworthy, and capable of creating solutions today […]

Use Innovative Learning to Prepare Your Organization for Change

Maintenance Learning is for Organizations Who Want to Maintain the Status Quo It is not uncommon for organizations to connect learning and development activities to performance evaluations. This practice fails to account for the performance required to successfully navigate change. The practice of maintenance learning addresses growth and learning related to performance gaps and anticipated […]

Managing an Inherited Team

Managing inherited teams can be tough, particularly if you inherit under performing staff. On occasion new managers are brought in to implement structure and even encourage attrition. Oftentimes managers are hired to manage using existing structures. This can be a bit unnerving for the manager who discovers that the organization lacks appropriately skilled staff or […]

Detroit Lions’ Ryan Broyles is Owning It!

Broyles Uses Road Maps to Achieve Goals I first learned of Ryan Broyles when I read an ESPN headline about him being financially frugal early on in his career in anticipation of his future. I’ll admit that I know very little about football but I’ve heard of the perils of athletes who are paid well. […]

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