Visionary Leadership: the Critical Difference Between Vision and Goals

C-Level Strategies

I continue to meet leaders that confuse the concept of having a vision with setting goals. Lisa – “Those are great goals to have but that’s not a vision. Beyond Vision and Leadership to a Mythical 2011.

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Five New Habits to Help You Reach Your Goals Faster

Kevin Eikenberry

If we already knew how to achieve a goal, and had done it before, it wouldn’t be much of a goal, would it? Yet too often we treat goal achievement like the rest of the work. We put the time in to set the goals, and then [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning goal acheievement organizational habitsIn other words, we’d have already achieved it.

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Improved Goal Thermometer

Tony Mayo

I frequently encourage my top executive coaching clients to set specific measurable goals and to chart their progress visually. Enter your own title, goal amount [.]. For Executives Technology Tips Excel Tools Goal SettingFor example, my free trailing twelve month Excel template is very popular. Download it by clicking here. Here is an even simpler and more visually striking graphic you can use.

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Dreams, Goals and Plans

Ron Edmondson

Goals. Action steps written to systematically complete goals. You may now want to read 7 Steps to Achieving Your Goals or 7 Reasons You May not be Achieving Your Goals. 10 Goals/Dreams Yet To Be Fulfilled. Dream.

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The Goal of Great Communication

Kevin Eikenberry

Here is one of my favorite quotations from him about communication. &# The goal of effective communication should be for listeners to say, ‘Me, too!’ The late great Jim Rohn, was more than just a great speaker, he was a modern day philosopher. ’ versus ‘So what?’&# ’&# – Jim Rohn, speaker and author Questions to Ponder [.]. Communication Influence Leadership Quotations Jim Rohn

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The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! A plan is a judgment about the best way to go about achieving an intended goal.".

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. From Seth Godin’s post “ What is Excellence ” at Tom Peters website So, seeking/delivering excellence in everything you do is a goal worth chasing in 2011 (and beyond). Have a quality wrapped 2011. Regards, Jay Chhaya By Ajay, January 3, 2011 @ 1:18 pm Keep up with all technology, do everything.

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Turning Your Goals into Habits

Tony Mayo

For Executives Goal SettingThe number one problem with business books, self-improvement programs, and even executive coaching is the excess of insights and ideas that could help, that would help, but do not help because the ideas do not produce action. Here are the two most important methods that I, as a top executive coach, use with clients to [.].

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10 BIG Development Goals for Leaders for 2012

Great Leadership By Dan

That includes individual development goals. In a business context, individual development goals should be closely aligned with your short and long term job responsibilities. No, these are the big, hairy, audacious, goals (BHAGs). Marshall Goldsmith says one of the biggest regrets old people have with their lives isn’t their failures – it’s that they didn’t at least try to pursue their goals.

Achieving Goals

Marshall Goldsmith

Today, sustaining peak performance requires a commitment to developing leaders who develop other leaders--helping people set and achieve meaningful goals for personal change. Often, however, goals are not set in a way that ensures the followthrough needed to turn great plans into successful outcomes. By understanding the dynamics of goal-setting and the challenges of goal achievement, you can better see why people often set great goals, then lose the motivation to achieve them.

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Christmas, Goals, and Deadlines

Leadership Freak

Deadlines don’t motivate until goals have meaning. People must personally own goals before deadlines create urgency, focus, decisiveness, and action. The goal of giving gifts to loved ones makes this deadline matter. Courage Decisions Fear Goals Leading Managing Motivation Taking others higher Values mission & vision fear of failure Leadership Development poor time management time management skills work goal

Accelerating Your Goal Progress

Kevin Eikenberry

If even for a brief time, people are thinking about goal setting and how to achieve [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning Setting Goals Success Carrie Wilkerson Keith FerrazziThere are lots of reasons this is a great time of year. While no reason can top Christmas itself, I also like this time of year, because if even for just a few days, more people think like achievers.

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Christmas, Goals, and Deadlines

Leadership Freak

Deadlines don’t motivate until goals have meaning. People must personally own goals before deadlines create urgency, focus, decisiveness, and action. The goal of giving gifts to loved ones makes this deadline matter. Courage Decisions Fear Goals Leading Managing Motivation Taking others higher Values mission & vision Leadership DevelopmentToday is Christmas Eve. It’s the motivating deadline for millions of procrastinators.

Hard Goals Feel Good

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a contribution by Mark Murphy to the “Performance Management&# series featured by Talent Management magazine (January 2011). Bob's blog entries "Performance Management" series "The Oprah Winfrey Show" 1-800-Got-Junk Chief Learning Office magazine Hard Goals Feel Good HARD Goals: The Secret to Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be Mark Murphy MediaTec Talent Management magazine

2 Tips for Making Your Goals Attainable

First Friday Book Synopsis

To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * When you fail to meet your goals, you might blame yourself, thinking that you lack talent or willpower. Bob's blog entries "Get Your Goals Back on Track" Harvard Business Review HBR newsletters Heidi Grant Halvorson Management Tip of the Day TAGs: 2 Tips for Making Your Goals AttainableHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

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Why you need measurable goals and a frank coach

Tony Mayo

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Goldilocks, The Three Bears, And Effective Goal Setting

Terry Starbucker

Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Goldilocks…… I’ve done a lot of budgeting, planning, and goal setting over the course of my career. Trouble is, there always seems to be a zillion factors that can affect the ultimate prediction of that goal. This was a goal typically tied to an operating metric, like the Net Promoter Score, or the company’s “fault rate&# (i.e. Leadership goal setting Goldilocks principle three bears

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From SMART to WACKY goals

Rapid BI

Setting Wacky Goals - These WACKY goals are generally my over-arching long-range life goals so they will certainly contain lots of mini-goal stages - that's fine - many small steps will add up to a huge journey. guest Management SMART goals smart objectives wacky wacky goals wacky objectives

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Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. And the rest of 2011. This is your map for 2011.

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Difference between Vision and Goals

Rapid BI

Difference between Vision and Goal We all use these terminologies but what do they mean? Management Definition difference goals History outcomes visionLet’s look at the history of these terms: Vision late 13c., “something seen in the imagination or in the supernatural,” from Anglo-Fr. visioun, O.Fr. vision, from L. visionem (nom. visio) “act of seeing, sight, thing seen,” from pp. stem of [.].

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shorts.11 | Goal-Setting and Group Performance


Some fascinating new research on the effect of goal setting on group performance was recently published in the Journal of Applied Psychology (full citation below). The authors conducted a meta-analysis of 131 previously published studies on goal setting. The results show that the worst thing you can do for group performance is to set nonspecific goals. Even easy, specific goals are better for group performance than nonspecific goals. 2011). 2011).

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Favorites of 2011: Photos of Teams

Create Learning

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Photos of 2011. In no particular order – to see all my 2011 favorites click here.

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LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2011: To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear. Jack Myers Curated List of Recommended TED Talks from TED 2011. donhornsby: Good leadership never forgets that its long-term goal is not to create follower but more leaders.

Visionary Leadership: The Difference between Vision and Purpose

C-Level Strategies

As you might expect for a blog passionate about Visionary Leadership, I’ve heretofore tackled the business-altering difference between vision and mission , and the critical difference between vision and goals.

Leadership Evaluation Summary & Observations 2011

Ron Edmondson

The goal here is to be helpful, not hurtful.). Related posts: The Team Evaluates the Leader, 2011 Edition. Recently I posted about the annual review process where our team evaluates me in my leadership of Grace Community Church.

Lead Change Book Project Summer 2011

Lead Change Blog

Such a noble goal is part of the inspiration for all of us [.] These are times to make a raucous noise. These are times to stand up and proclaim what it is you believe. It is time for us to come together in unison and to offer up better ways that can change the world. Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Projects book project character-based leadership fight the resistance lead change

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Hamel’s Stretch Goals for Management

Crossderry Blog

Gary Hamel’s 25 Stretch Goals for Management caught my eye, if nothing else because I liked the challenge they attempt to address: What is it about the way large organizations are currently managed that will most imperil their ability to thrive in the decades ahead; and I’m working through the pile of links I’ve accumulated.

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Setting Effective Organizational Goals


Sean is a Certified Human Capital Strategist and Senior Product Analyst at Halogen Software, whose performance management software makes best-practice goal management simpler for leaders and employees. One of the important roles of leaders is to set goals for their organization. Goals are what keep the organization moving, changing and reaching for more. Ideally, organizational goals should be what direct the efforts of every employee. Communicate Organizational Goals.

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2011 in Reflection

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

2011 closes the first year of my blog. My Top Posts of 2011. 6 Tips to Set Goals That Will Get You Where You Want to Go This post explains how to set the right goals and make sure they work.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2011 that you might have missed: @wallybock >> Imagination Igniters: Books for Leaders. mjasmus: Most read in 2011: 30 Overlooked Acts of Leadership Courage. The worst leadership moments of 2011 - The Washington Post.

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The Secret Engine Behind Empowered Visions

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS The Secret Engine Behind Empowered Visions 03 Jan By Lisa Petrilli You’ve created your vision for your business, career, and other aspects of your life in 2011 and can clearly see it playing out in your mind.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

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Goal Setting & Time Management; Action, Execution & Getting It Done!

Create Learning

A new product that will provide you with the following benefits; Identifying and Aligning your goals , behaviors, abilities, and actions in a step by step process that will get you noticed and make you more successful. Audio Recording of the Goal Setting & Time Span Content.

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When Are You At Your Best?

Kevin Eikenberry

“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve [.]. Leadership Learning Quotations Setting Goals Success Earl Nightingale engagement happinessOne of the first and most influential inspirational speakers I learned of and learned from was Earl Nightingale. Today I reread one of his profound quotations.

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Why set goals?

Jason Womack

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The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors. Reason: "This was our most read piece of original content published in 2011".

Five Ways to Visualize Your Goals More Powerfully

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Five Ways to Visualize Your Goals More Powerfully by Kevin Eikenberry on December 13, 2010 in Leadership , Learning , Setting Goals , Success You’ve got your goals set.

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Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We don’t like uncertainty. It’s not comfortable. We want innovation. We like creativity. It’s engaging. But innovation creates uncertainty. So while we say we want creativity and innovation we often reject it because it is new, different and risky.

Deadlines are Being Missed? Return to the Goals of the Project

Create Learning

Once these behaviors and actions become apparent It always returns to the Goals “what-by-when”. The Goal of the project, the goals for the team, the goals for the people on the team. Set effective QQT/R goals for the team and each person on the team.

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Musical Chairs – The Employment Outlook for 2011

Survive Your Promotion

While the idea that 84% of your team members are actively on the hunt is disturbing enough, what’s more disturbing is that the unemployment level is not predicted to fall much during 2011. Survive Your Promotion!

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