Goals: Smart or Wise?

SMART Goals are everywhere. Every organisation has its own framework – mostly familiar; occasionally innovative. Trainers and speakers (like me) get competitive. I only had to hear that one trainer offered SMARTER Goals to be off and running. In my book, Brilliant Time Management, I put forward the acme: SMARTEST Goals. ‘Beat that!’ I thought. […]

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In my last article about gravitas, I talked about the importance of slowing down and, ultimately, of stillness. Let’s extend that idea a step further. We recognise gravitas when we encounter a set of attitudes and behaviours that conform to our expectations of authority, credibility and wisdom. What makes gravitas does depend, to a degree, […]

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One morning – as I nearly always do, I took a look at the usual LinkedIn email offering me the chance to congratulate former colleagues, clients and contacts. And as always, I made a point of following up with new jobs and roles, but ignoring third anniversaries. But one anniversary stood out. It was when one former […]

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