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Dream Adjusters: Why Company Leaders Also Have To Be Chief Calibration Officers

Terry Starbucker

I’ve experienced that plenty of times in my career, at one moment preaching about a “BHAG” – the Big, Hairy Audacious Goal – and just a few moments later drilling down and coming to terms on a missed quarterly target) . I can sum that up in three ways: 1) Dream big qualitatively, always.

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Newton’s First Law and Your Life

Leading Blog

What is that one thing I need to accomplish in 2019—your BHAG—my Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal? Am I where I would like to be in my work or career? The big general questions are: What worked for me last year and what didn’t? What habits are holding me back? What three things do I want to accomplish by 2020? What does a good day look like?

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Leadership Lessons from Pfizer-BioNTech’s Vaccine Development

The Practical Leader

Serving People, Not Pushing Products – “throughout my career…I have encouraged the entire organization to adopt a patient-first mentality, measuring outcomes by people served rather than drugs sold.” ” Throughout his career, Bourla hung pictures of patients on walls of their buildings around the world.

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9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

Tanveer Naseer

How much more motivating are BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals)? Hire Some People Who Can Replace You Your efforts to drive top performance are likely to accelerate your career growth. Be Unreasonably Optimistic SMART goals are overrated. How excited do you get about “reasonable” goals? How much more excited are you about dreaming big?

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Going Wonka: 5 Steps To Building An Effective (and World Changing) Idea Factory

Terry Starbucker

He had been a frequent visitor to my subconscious throughout my corporate career, always managing to show up at times when I needed him, along with his admittedly peculiar brand of inspiration. . “Pure Imagination”, Leslie Bricusse / Anthony Newley. It was Willy Wonka. In other words, everybody needs a little Wonka in them.

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Inspiring Leadership: Bringing Purpose to Life

The Practical Leader

” That’s a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) I’ve pursued most of my career! ” I especially resonate with what Ignatius says is HBR’s purpose, “to rid the world of bad management.”

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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. I started as a CPA back in 1982, and was always pretty handy around a spreadsheet (even when they were just 12-column green pads).

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