Structure Goals So You Believe You Have a 70% Likelihood of Success. Research in positive psychology has shown that we have a much higher rate of success when we believe that we can succeed, and when the goal is set at just the right level of difficulty. We’re not likely to scale Mount Everest, but hiking small
When I was in the US Air Force, I witnessed several examples of the downside of goal-setting. The structure of promotion often rewarded holding certain positions over the actual performance in the position. One example particularly sticks in my mind of a “fast burner,” or someone on the fast promotion track, who was shifted over
Life is difficult, and we will encounter challenges. We’ll come to places where we need to step up and grow. This is a common story about everyone, told in different ways. Here’s one story about making a decision to change…to break barriers. Your Story: Your Experience of Soft Power Skills Academy from Soft Power Skills
Our own brains can battle against effective decision-making because of cognitive biases. Limited models in our minds and unconscious efforts to take the easy and obvious road skew our view of the world of possibilities we should consider in a decision. But these 5 methods help us open up our options for better solutions.
An ancient philosopher once said that the writing of books was endless and tiring…but there are some books that can transform our lives. Browse this list of 22 books that could change the way you see yourself and the world.
Empowering employees has been a western world trend for decades, making businesses more efficient by pushing decisions down to where the expertise and information are, and developing initiative, skills, and morale in junior leaders. But are you willing to take the heat if your direct reports make mistakes? Follow these guidelines for successful implementation of the delegative style of leadership.
Setting goals can be the first step of turning dreams into reality. We’ll see more success when we set the right goals properly and use these principles to achieve them.