Goals

Posts with the ‘Goals’ tag

Multi-Tasking Your Way to Mediocrity

The idea that multi-tasking makes us more productive is a lie! “But, I’m good at multi-tasking!” We all think we are. But 97% of us are wrong.  When we jump back and forth from a project, to emails, to quick conversations with co-workers, we are multi-tasking our way to mediocrity.

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Three Decisions That Destroy Comfort Zones and Mediocrity

“If you want to accomplish something you have never accomplished before you must start doing things you have never done before.” Those words hit me hard a few years ago. The truth is: Your Comfort Zone is Also Your Mediocrity Zone If you want to be average – if you want to be the same […]

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Making Your Brand Not Suck! – Interview with Mario Martinez Jr. & Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

Dave Anderson interviews Social Selling Evangelist Mario Martinez Jr. Show #2 – Topic: Making Your Brand Not Suck. (30 minutes) Social Selling Evangelist and Keynote speaker Mario Martinez of M3Jr Growth Strategies. Learn more at www.m3jr.com. All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 5 Million downloads to date!) Please rate us on […]

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Salary and Bonus: What Are They For?

“I worked hard this year!  I deserve a bigger bonus!”  I heard this complaint almost annually in 15 years in various sales leadership positions.  Sometimes it was a valid complaint.  Most of the time it wasn’t. I like people who are competitive and driven to win.  In sales, I looked for those traits in everyone […]

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New Year’s Goal Setting – A Simple Model

What are my priorities for this year? What accounts and what goals should I focus my efforts on? The time is now to ask these questions. Do not wait until after the holidays. I sat in many, many strategy sessions for individuals, small teams and large organizations. They can be a beat down or very […]

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Common Sense is Making Me Common

I am an idea person. Some of the ideas I have are a little off the wall.   When my brain is firing on all cylinders ideas come in a flood. The ideas role in for new blog posts, phrases for the book I am writing, marketing plans etc. I think many of us have something […]

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IMPACT Talk Radio Topic – Leading Yourself Through Obstacles with Host Dave Anderson and Black Hawk Pilot Elizabeth McCormick

Dave Anderson speaks with Army Black Hawk Pilot, Celebrity Speaker and author Elizabeth McCormick about Leading Yourself Through Obstacles. All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 4.5 Million downloads to date!) Please rate us on iTunes as well! Other resources -free PDF downloads of character-based interview questions are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com. Listen […]

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Two Keys To Avoiding Over-Commitment

Yes is one word.  It is one word that can please so many and also let so many people down.  I struggle to say No.  No does not come easily, but it has saved me and saved my credibility more than once. I am sure I am not alone.  I often commit to a good […]

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Small Goals Do Not Inspire People

Small goals are uninspiring. If a leader wants a motivated team, setting the bar low or downplaying the difficulty of a tougher task is a big mistake. “People do not exert themselves for little, unimportant goals. They work hard, take great risks, and let nothing stop them only for big goals.” – MG William A […]

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The Essential Element to Having Influence

Tim was not the leader type. I made that judgment early in our work relationship. He was reserved and a little nerdy. He was not someone who attracted a lot of attention. I soon found out I was dead wrong about Tim’s ability to lead. The key to leadership is influence. Tim wielded incredible influence […]

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