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Your year just started and you’re probably already behind on your “you think we’re good now, but soon we’ll be great” BHAG ( thank you, Jim Collins, for introducing the world to Big Hairy Audacious Goals ). Setting the goal is never the issue—it’s following through. This uber-ordinary guy has inspired millions of people to take steps toward greatness without being totally overwhelmed by BHAGs. Deciding to take a small step doesn’t mean giving up on your big goal.

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A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

Curator Posts Holiday BHAG Built to Last CNN Collins Columbus Day Communication fritz goal setting Goals Heath Brothers holiday Integrity Porras standard Switch Wall Street Journal“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Christopher Columbus. It’s a seldom discussed fact that Christopher Columbus nearly missed his chance to make the history books in his 1492 discovery of the “New World.”

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A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

Curator Posts Early Files BHAG Built to Last CNN Collins Columbus Day Communication fritz goal setting Goals Heath Brothers holiday Integrity Porras standard Switch Wall Street JournalGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Christopher Columbus.

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A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

Curator Posts BHAG Built to Last CNN Collins Columbus Day Communication fritz goal setting Goals Heath Brothers Integrity Porras Switch Wall Street Journal “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Christopher Columbus. It’s a seldom discussed fact that Christopher Columbus nearly missed his chance to make the history books in his 1492 discovery of the “New World.”

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12 Strategic Thinking Questions That Yield Big Results. The Bonus Question Is The Punch Line.

The Empowered Buisness

For 3-4 days, I spend time by the ocean simply reflecting, letting go of any goals, plans or expectations. Vision, Goals and Strategies. As you envision where you want your company to be in 10 years, what BHAGs (big hairy audacious goals) do you see your company achieving? In order to achieve your BHAGs, what innovative ideas and strategies did you have to come up with?

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Stretch Goals: Do’s & Don’ts

First Friday Book Synopsis

In Built to Last, Jim Collins and Jerry Porras urge business leaders to set what they characterize as BHAGs: Big Hairy Audacious Goals. That is, an “audacious 10-to-30-year goal to progress toward an envisioned future.” ” A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst [.].

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Four Goal-Setting Questions

CO2

Four Goal-Setting Questions. Here are four critical goal-setting questions to ask: What do you want? When do you want it? What are you willing to give up getting it? How many times have we been told to set goals? Maybe your goal needs for you to get “out of balance” for a period of time. This stage and the next stage (that elusive fourth question) are critical to the goal-setting process. Did he always meet his goal?

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Every Little Thing: Step Small for the Long Haul

The Practical Leader

We know that one of the competencies leveraged by some extraordinary leaders is setting stretch goals. Terry Fox certainly set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal ( BHAG ) to run across Canada on an artificial leg.

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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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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.

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster (2012) “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison For whatever reasons, many decision-makers are victims of what Jeff Pfeffer and Bob Sutton characterize as the “Knowing-Doing Gap.” ” That is perhaps what [.].

The Three Laws of Performance: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "taking on some deep work - the kind of work that needs to be done for us to be leaders in our lives A 21st century version of Plato's Allegory of the Cave Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) Built to Last Dave Logan how Three Laws of Performance can help to complete a natural shift "from disengaged to proactive Jerry Porras Jim Collins Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint Steve Zaffron The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life Warren Bennis

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Feed the Startup Beast: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries BHAG Big Big Hairy Audacious Goal Drew Williams Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big Hairy How and why "the smallest market efforts can produce outsized sales results if you focus on the right issues" Jonathan Verney McGraw-Hill Michael Porter Outrageous Sales Growth Peter Drucker

The Lean Startup: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Eric Ries Crown Business (2011) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” ” Peter Drucker I selected this observation by Drucker (1963) because it continues to suggest caution when deciding [.].

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The 10X Rule: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) Built to Last David J. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Grant Cardone John Wiley & Sons (2011) How to increase sustainable fulfillment of human potentialities, one’s own as well as those of others Many years ago, I read a book written by David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big, that helped me to widen [.].

Mavericks at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win William C. Taylor and Polly G. Labarre Harper Paperbacks (2008) How an organization can prosper in a “hypercompetitive marketplace” As William C. Taylor and Polly LaBarre explain in this book, Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-70) was a wealthy land speculator in southwest Texas who cared [.].

Ten Steps Ahead: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Albert Einstein Andy Hertzfeld “Vision without execution is hallucination” BHAG (i.e. Big Hairy Audacious Goal) Dreamers think about it…visionaries see it and then make it happen [comma] at whatever cost Edwin Land emotional intelligence Erik Calonius Henry Ford Isaac Asimov Jeff Hawkins Jerry Porras Jim Collins John D.

The Big WHY

Lead Change Blog

Flying those things became the goal. We’ve set up a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal (BHAG) and we start working toward it. Most folks call it the Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal, but I like the term “big WHY.”. That’s true for any of your goals, too. No matter what goal you have, there will be times when the going is hard. Personal Development Why Focus goals priorities Purpose setting priorities Start With Why

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Three Steps to Setting and Reaching Stretch Goals

The Practical Leader

While moving leadership performance from good to great is much more attainable than an Olympic medal, it does involve setting stretch goals. A Zenger Folkman whitepaper entitled, “From BHAGs to SMART Goals: What Makes a Stretch Goal” provides practical tips and techniques in a three step process.

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9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

Tanveer Naseer

Fuelling top performance is the goal for most leaders and managers. When people understand why their work matters and how it contributes to some greater good, they will be more motivated, more likely to go above and beyond to achieve the goals of the team and the organization as a whole. Be Unreasonably Optimistic SMART goals are overrated. How excited do you get about “reasonable” goals? How much more motivating are BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals)?

Three Steps to Setting and Reaching Stretch Goals

The Practical Leader

While moving leadership performance from good to great is much more attainable than an Olympic medal, it does involve setting stretch goals. A Zenger Folkman whitepaper entitled, “From BHAGs to SMART Goals: What Makes a Stretch Goal” provides practical tips and techniques in a three step process.

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7 Leadership Questions That Will Move Your Needle in 2016

The Empowered Buisness

QUESTION 1: What is your BHAG? BHAG stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal , a concept introduced by Jim Collins in his book, “Built to Last.” The best definition that I seen is that a BHAG is a statement of strategic intent. A bigger, bolder, more powerful outcome than goals with a target timeframe of 10 – 30 years from now. Starbuck’s BHAG is to overtake Coke as the world’s leading brand. While asking yourself the question … What is our BHAG? …

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

Terry Starbucker

Setting the right targets and goals over the short and long terms is a fine art that requires a delicate blend of unbridled optimism and cold-eyed realism, sometimes bordering on schizophrenia. (I’ve 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) .

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The Infinite Game

Leading Blog

A Just Cause is more than a goal. Sinek notes, “It’s easy to mistake a BHAG (big, hairy audacious goal) for a Just Cause because they can indeed be incredibly inspiring and can often take many years to achieve.

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10 Important Questions Leaders Need To Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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Leadership Lessons From The Book, Helping People Win At Work

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Important Questions Every Business Leader Should Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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9 Awesome Things You Can Learn From Drinking Coffee With Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

The Need of the BHAG – Speaking of millions, entrepreneurs nurture the BHAG – the big hairy audacious goal – like a mother hen looking after her chicks. Since I moved to Portland about 16 months ago, I’ve hung out with a lot of entrepreneurs, in coffee shops all over town. Yes, here I spread my coffee dollars around between the national chains and the local brews).

Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013

Harvard Business Review

I had achieved my goal of getting them to the door with their teeth brushed in record time. We all know how important it is to have goals, right? And not just any goals, but stretch goals. Big Hairy Audacious Goals (or BHAGs, as they're known to the inner goal-setting crowd). Like that study done on the Harvard Business School class you may have heard of, in which only 3% of the graduating students wrote down clear goals.

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12 Ways Leaders Can Build a Winning Culture

Terry Starbucker

Set the “BHAG” – Teammates want to be a part of something bigger then just “profit”, find a “big, hairy, audacious goal” and run for it. There’s a foundation to successful business execution that is undeniably critical – the workplace culture. Bad cultures can’t execute very well. Period. You might even say that they are doomed to failure, rich in dysfunction, seeped in mistrust, and (most often) guided by fear.

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Finding Your Bigness Balance: Seven Ways to Properly Set the Size.

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Finding Your Bigness Balance: Seven Ways to Properly Set the Size of Your Goals by Kevin Eikenberry on December 6, 2010 in Leadership , Learning , Setting Goals , Success Here is a piece of good news – there are hundreds of books, websites and other resources that teach systems for setting goals. How does this goal relate to my purpose?

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Leadership Lessons from Pfizer-BioNTech’s Vaccine Development

The Practical Leader

” Set Stretch Goals — “moon-shot challenges that align with the right purpose are galvanizing…encourage the out-of-the-box thinking required to achieve it.” ” Depending how they’re used, BHAGs (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals) can enervate or elevate.

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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? I N 1686, Sir Isaac Newton presented three laws of motion. The first law is often referred to as the Law of Inertia. The law states that every object will remain at rest or continue in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force. In other words, things stay the way they are unless something comes along to disrupt them.

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10 Must-Ask Questions For Business Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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10 Must-Ask Questions For Every Business Leader

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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10 Questions Every Leader Must Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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What’s Your Battle Cry?

Joseph Lalonde

Jim Collins coined the acronym BHAG for Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals. T hroughout history, the battle cry has been used to rally troops to come together and defeat a great enemy. The same goes for battle cries in cinema and modern story telling. The leader pulls it together, gives out a shout, and him and his team give the opposing forces a run for their money. Image by Andrew Gould. The battle cry has been a powerful force.

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10 Questions All Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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Ten Essential Questions Business Leaders Must Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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Helping People Win At Work

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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10 Important Leadership Questions

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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10 Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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What To Do To Help People Win At Work

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization?

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