Category: Success

Making measurement work for you

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“What gets measured gets done.” Peter Drucker usually gets credit for that quote, but I’ve seen it attributed to several other folks, including William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, psychologist Mason Haire, and the Medieval astronomer, Georg Joachim de Porris. My guess is that several people across the ages have said  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go for small wins

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You’ve heard advice to “go for the gold” and it’s a great idea, but you’re most likely to get there if you take lots of small steps. When you set goals or lay out expectations for your team members or yourself, make sure they’re achievable. Small wins give you improvement and achievement  »  Read More

Beware the promise of easy success

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was easy to become a great leader? That’s what all kinds of gurus promise. They offer us books and audios and videos and speeches that promise that if we do this one thing, or believe that way, or follow these four steps, success will be ours, like magic. Rubbish. I’m sure you’ve read  »  Read More

Why you should have a system of goals

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Over the New Year’s weekend, I was going through some old papers, figuring out which ones to feed to the shredder, when I came upon several sets of my goals from many years ago. In one sense, finding them was like having a telescope to look at my past. I saw what was important to me 20 and 30 years ago. But the big thing  »  Read More

How are we preparing students for the outside world?

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I’ve always loved learning, but I really, really hated school. I hated having to sit still and be quiet and listen instead of moving around and discussing things. I hated the fact that we had to learn whatever the schedule said, so I couldn’t follow a chain of interest that might lead in other directions. The problem  »  Read More

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