To be clear, Goal Setting does work!
That said and to be fair, obstacles do get in the way of achieving our goals.
And by the way, it’s not about setting goals, it’s really about achieving goals.
So, what are the obstacles to achieving goals? Here are the three most common obstacles we see:
Have you ever had this experience before: You had a candidate who was really outstanding during the interview process, had all the right answers, seemed to be the perfect fit, but after they came onboard you discovered they were much better at interviewing than they were at actually getting the work done?
It happens all the time, and it’s incredibly frustrating. Either you let them go and are back to square one in hiring for that position, or you’re left trying to “make it work” with a candidate who’s just not a great fit for your team.
What if I told you there was a tool that would help you avoid that frustration by comparing your candidates to your current top performer and giving you customized interview questions to ask so you could see how each candidate stacks up before you bring them on board?
If you or your employees are not retaining and applying what’s being taught, there is a good chance it has to do with “how” you are learning.
“If you are not now making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.” - Paul J. Meyer
It’s the middle of the year, and you’re probably reflecting on what you’ve done for the first six months of the year. If you’re having the conversation below in your head, it’s time to look at what’s going on.
So, how are you doing on achieving your goals this year?
What? Did you abandon them in February?
Uhm, so what have you been doing for the last six months?
Oh right! Taking each day as it comes. How is that working for you?
You’re stressed and exhausted? You never have enough hours in your day to get everything done? You’re working late all the time?
Who has never said, “If I only had time, I would…”? Our bet is – not many! Time, the most precious of commodities that we sometimes take for granted, often squander and regularly wonder where it went. So, how do we take better care of time?
The thing about cliches is that they’re cliches, precisely because they are universally true. None more so than the one about working smarter, not harder!
“We can’t change the world until we change the people and we can’t change the people until we change ourselves.” – Paul J. Meyer, founder LMI
Change is crucial to learning and growing. It is your attitude to change that allows you to become more of the person you want to be. Making small, positive and continuous changes to your attitudes and habits will improve your productivity and performance. This, in turn, results in greater success – not only in the workplace but also in your personal life. In the words of Max de Pree, “We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are”.
Last month, our LMI Chicago team traveled to Dallas for the annual LMI convention. Jeff Johnson, President of LMI Chicago and Corporate Leadership Development Group, won top honors at the convention.
Jeff was awarded the 2018 “Builder of the Year” award for the Americas region. The award is presented to the licensee who exhibits a high belief in the opportunities presented by Leadership Management International programs and offerings.